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Museo d'Historia de Catalunya

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Address: Moll de la Barcelonetta, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 932 25 47 00
10:00 - 19:00
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Tue 10:00 - 19:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Museum of the History of Catalonia, have the purpose "to conserve,...

The Museum of the History of Catalonia, have the purpose "to conserve, exhibit and raise awareness of the history of Catalonia as our joint heritage and to strengthen citizens' sense of identification with the nation's history". In order to achieve these objectives, the museum "is to encourage and organise activities to raise awareness of the history of Catalonia and to co-operate with others to increase the study and dissemination of this history".

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Marina views

This museum is on the marina and is fabulous. Right now, they have a complete display of the Knights Templar. We have been there countless times but mostly for a different... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is on the marina and is fabulous. Right now, they have a complete display of the Knights Templar. We have been there countless times but mostly for a different reason. They have a fantastic bar and restaurant on the top with a view to die for. We were just in Barcelona for five days and walked to the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was eager to visit this museum due to my interest in the Catalan separatist movement and language. The two main exhibits feature the history of Catalunya, stretching from when people first lived in the region to the modern day. There is an overwhelming amount of information, but the museum does an excellent job of using a variety of mediums... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have time, you must visit this museum. Really it's not so perfect museaum - but if you have time, you can go it. Price of tickets it's so cheep (in Barcelona price) - just go, see some historical facts.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is worth the time visiting. Everything is neatly presented. History is so interesting like that. You can enjoy riders models, typical houses, nice ruins and artifacts. Do not miss playing with the stones or admiring the vegetables square. Indeed a nice museum with a view overlooking the port. Too bad third floor is closed.

Thank Nathalie P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would not recommend there are much better places to go. When we arrived we where told the best floors where not open. One floor was purely in Spanish so I couldn't understand anything very very disappointing

Thank Lizziemark S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on a wet day and thoroughly enjoyed the experience - as museums go this is definitely up market - the displays are arranged so that you walk through time from prehistoric to the present - makes you very aware of the strong Catalonian culture. There is a very good restaurant on the top floor but we had... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really loved this musuem. Only one of the floors were open due to renovation, but the price in was only €2. I'd have been happy to pay more considering the prices for other attractions. The displays were fantastic. Very well detailed and laid out. Some good interactive displays and photo opportunities. Great for young, old, family, couples or groups.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I entered this museum on a whim and enjoyed it. As I recall, it was only 4 euro to get in, and the museum is quite large. I didn't know much about the history of Barcelona and the region, so I learned a lot. It's quite extensive, and you can't hope to take it all in. I breezed through, skipped... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an extensive museum in a lovely modern building by the port. Catalonia sees itself as a distinct region/country with its own heritage and culture, and this museum explores history and developments. One of the main floors focuses on the ancient and medieval periods. The other main exhibit floor focuses on the modern period, especially the 19th century to... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

While this museum is located on the famous Barceloneta, it is really nothing special. The exhibitions are decent. Nothing really caught my interest here, so I just sped through. The only thing worth going to here is the terrace, which has an amazing view of the city. Tip: This museum is free on Sundays after 15:00.

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Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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