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Museu del Modernisme

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Address: C/ Balmes 48, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
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+34 932 72 28 96
10:00 - 20:00
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The new Museu del Modernisme opened in 2010. It is housed in a former...

The new Museu del Modernisme opened in 2010. It is housed in a former textile factory in the centre of Barcelona, and offers visitors the chance to enjoy a cultural centre dedicated exclusively to modernista art.

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This was an interesting museum but very small and expensive for what you get; only for those who are really keen on art of the period.

Reviewed 30 April 2016
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Barbarroja, Spain
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

We have been a little surprised by some of the reviews of this 'museum', in so far as comments about the size of it, or the price of entrance. Without getting too pedantic about the definition of its title, perhaps you could call it an 'exhibition' rather than a museum, but even so, if you are a true enthusiast of... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

This was an interesting museum but very small and expensive for what you get; only for those who are really keen on art of the period.

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 530 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

This museum simply doesn't have enough space, or an extensive-enough collection, to adequately cover Art Nouveau or as it is called here, the Modernista style, even for just Catalunya. There are some lovely pieces of furniture, a few uninspired stained-glass windows, some sculpture from the period (but nothing that looks especially Modernista), and a few dozen oil paintings (generally Impressionist,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

The main floor was the only one open when we visited - so they cut the price by nearly a half. We were able to look at various pieces of furniture, etc. Many were done by Gaudi. We thought it was interesting. Info is available in English.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This museum has a surprisingly comprehensive colleciton considering its modest size. You'll find furniture, sculptures, woodwork, glass work as well as a fascinating collection of paintings here. For me, the paintings in the basement were the highlights of my visit. There were very few other visitors, so I could walk around at ease. For a modernist morning or afternoon, I... More 

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Reviewed 18 February 2016

Very pleasantly surprised by this museum with Modernist paintings, sculptures and furniture. Limited collection on 2 small floors, but definitely still worth a visit. There truly is some beautiful art to see here. Try to get a discount voucher somewhere though, because the entrance fee of € 10 is still a bit steep, I think.

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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

Wunderful, small and clearly arranged museum Very friendly staff Historical building It's permitted to take pictures Must see

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Reviewed 13 February 2016

Well worth a visit if you like art nouveau, you will ooh and aah with wonder and envy at the furniture and wish you could go back in time (but only if you were rich and could afford said furniture). Not a huge museum so worth squeezing in if you are in the area, an hour should be ample.

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Reviewed 11 February 2016

Reading the reviews of some they may not appreciate the craftsmanship that has gone into this museum.It gives a taste of the artists from Spain who created furniture,glass,sculpture and paintings with a certain style.I enjoyed this museum as it is probably my favourite period of art history.It has a small version of casa batllo .

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

When touring the local house museums the rooms are empty of furniture and accessories, the decorative arts, with only an occasional blurry photo of what was there when they were occupied. This museum has the furniture and objects that might have filled the empty rooms. Too bad you can't see the items in situ.

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