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  • Bryan
    4 contributions
    very nice museum. very similar artifacts and exhibits though, all early christian paintings and stuff.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Chung1234
    Singapore291 contributions
    This is a nice place to walk about for a while before you enjoy the magic fountain. It is also nearby the Arenas of Barcelona Mall.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Ilaudj
    Bucharest, Romania875 contributions
    Had a nice couple of hours here. There many fun experiments to try here, the sun expo was interesting but to.get the full experience you must buy some extra activities. The general access is not enough.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Maria Doboș
    Brasov, Romania6 contributions
    Depictful photos and informative texts about the history of erotism and its curiosities. My boyfriend and I found it an very enjoyable experience. I definitey recommend to check this museum among your experiences in Barcelona.
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • MissyPip
    Malvern, England, United Kingdom27 contributions
    I taught my class about Joan Miro last term - before I booked our trip to Barcelona - so it was absolutely amazing to see his artworks displayed in a purpose built gallery.

    There is plenty to see and lots of helpful information on display. The views are incredible and the hop-on-hop-off bus drops you just outside. The entry fee is very reasonable and don't be afraid to ask for the student discount - even if you don't have your student ID on you!

    Having enjoyed the art, we ate at the cafe - this was surprisingly good value for those of us used to the prices at UK attractions. The cafe is quite small and there was a short queue for food. We visited on a not very busy day and I can imagine that the queues would get very long on a busier day.
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • Arin
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK452 contributions
    The price of €9 is a little steep considering that this museum is on the smaller side. The audioguide was fantastic and gave a lot of info that I would've missed out on. The museum covers the history of Marijuana and hemp from ancient times, the wars, to pop culture. There is a large collection of glass bongs some of which are nothing less than pieces of pure art. The section on the history of hemp was really fascinating, and even the section about the legality of marijuana was more information than lobbying. However, the exhibit on how marijuana affects the body was very lacking and spoke more about CBD oil than marijuana itself.
    Written 16 November 2021
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  • r0landbrunner
    Zurich, Switzerland1,716 contributions
    we had a nice stroll out here to the outskirts of Barcelona, to visit this monastery, and it was worth the walk. there is a very small room with beautiful frescos left, but also else it is a nice compound on two levels, with rooms and exhibits. the church itself is approached from outside, i.e. you don't need an entrance ticket, but it has little to see. for tourists with the Barcelona card, the monastery is included.
    Written 20 February 2022
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,324 contributions
    If you are on a tight itinerary, then this isn’t a must-see but if you have some extra days to explore, then it’s an interesting diversion. It’s a little pricey for a small museum (€10) but they have free entry on Sundays after 3pm.
    The star attraction here is a full size replica of the Royal Galley, built 1568. The best bit without a doubt, is that you can actually walk onto it.
    It’s pretty impressive – 60m long with 2 masts and 50+ oars, 3 golden lanterns at the back and a golden figurehead of Neptune riding a dolphin at the front. Neptune holds a trident above his head and his arm is poised, ready to strike.
    The flagship galley was part of the Fleet of the Holy League and fought in the Battle of Lepanto, defeating the Ottoman Empire in 1571. The battle was a huge turning point in history and effectively saved Europe from Turkish expansion.

    Although I don’t have any special interest in maritime history or boats, we easily spent about 2 hours here. I thought they did several things very, very well.

    Firstly, they did a really excellent job of providing information that was presented in an informative and appealing way. Large panels with diagrams and pictures made the information accessible to both children and adults. I was fascinated/horrified by the panels that described the life of a galley slave. Rowers only survived for about 2 years. They spent this miserably short time chained to their bench, where they were exposed to the burning sun and elements and rowed, ate and slept, covered in their own faeces and urine. Two years would have been two years too long.

    The other thing they have done incredibly well is designing the museum space within the original 13th century Royal Shipyards. Inside, they have created an open, modern space for the exhibitions but have retained the high ceilings and rounded arches of the original structure. The building is like an exhibit itself. As you walk around you are reminded that this was a working building for over 700 years. This was where the Spanish ships were built, maintained and repaired in the days of galley warfare, when the Spanish fleet was the best in the world.

    Apart from the galley, the other displays range in level of general interest. There are small collections of maps, navigational instruments, figureheads and ship standards which I found interesting and again, the displays were well-supported by signs and information. Some displays were less interesting such as the history of luggage.

    The museum is only a minute or two away from the Port Vell waterfront. It's a great location to go and get something to eat or drink. We headed over to Maremagnum and had lunch at Tapa Tapa, where we could sit, looking out over the harbour. Later we went for a long, leisurely walk around the waterfront promenade and checked out the modern boats and luxury yachts.

    FREE ENTRY: On Sunday, between 3 – 7pm, there is no entry fee. You still need to get a ticket to go through the turnstile so you might have to line up at the counter where they will give you a free ticket. We arrived some time just after 3pm and there was no queue at all. However, when we left around 5pm-ish, the queue stretched outside the door.
    HOURS: Open 10 – 8pm every day (although I believe that they are now closing on Mondays)
    FACILITIES: There is a large café, a gift shop and bathrooms which can all be accessed without having to pay and enter the museum.
    Written 8 August 2020
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  • Ms_R33480
    Palm Beach, FL625 contributions
    Very nice small museum with very good quality modern art, really interesting and enjoyable. We only had time to visit two of the three floors but really enjoyed it, one can probably see the entire museum in less than two hours.

    We were there for the opera recital, which was also very nice, one hour of singing by a young opera singer and with that ticket we were allowed to also visit the museum, which made for a great afternoon. Also, if you are visiting the museum you may be able to attend the recital with your museum ticket.

    Please note the opera recitals arec only available during certain days and seasons.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Arin
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK452 contributions
    This museum is a little more interesting than just doing history and art for the millionth time. There was no queue at all to enter so I don't think paying to skip the queue is necessary. The displays were all super interesting with different organs cut in different cross sections so you can see the internal structures. They have a large section on reproduction that includes preserved foetuses up to 8 months old, which I found extremely interested but may be offputting for some. The displays don't have a lot of info but there is an audioguide, but unfortunately it didn't work! It kept asking for a log in code to access the guide which wasn't on the ticket so I felt like I missed out on a lot, otherwise I would give this 5*
    Written 16 November 2021
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  • Chung1234
    Singapore291 contributions
    This place is conveniently located in the middle of Gothic Quarter. It costs €4.2 to enter and additional €1 for audio guide.

    There are lots of exhorts but it seems apparent that there are 2 levels dedicated to pain and suffering. Thousands of gruesome crucifixes. Many coffins and eerie dolls. It gives a creepy feeling in some sections of the exhibits. I personally liked it but it may not be for everyone.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • André Mindreau
    Arequipa, Peru9 contributions
    I am very interested in design and it was a very enriching experience. Despite not beeing aware that two of the permanent exhibitions were closed, Product and Graphic desing (which I deeply wanted to visit), the museum kept me hooked on many of the pieces that I could gaze at.
    Moreover, it is also fantastic that the ticket I bought was worth for two visits. This gives me the opportunity to go back to some temporary art and architecture exhibitions that were not available on the day of my visit.
    Maybe adding the description of each object in other languages could make it easier for visitors who don't speak Catalan.
    Written 10 November 2021
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  • Cynthie_Leo
    Nicosia, Cyprus130 contributions
    Poble Espanyol was a nice place to visit and walk around its little beautiful streets, however, my opinion is that it does not worth the price you pay to visit it.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Sirko H
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia4 contributions
    It is interesting, but there is not actually much to see. The film about Gaudi's life is informative.
    Written 5 January 2020
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  • Kat
    Beijing, China68 contributions
    An amazing collection of instruments. Covering centuries and with items from all over the world. The room full of guitars was my favorite!
    Written 22 January 2020
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