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Museum of Archaeology of Catalonia (Museu Arqueologic de Catalunya)

Passeig de Santa Madrona, 39-41 | Parc de Montjuïc, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 23 21 49
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Passeig de Santa Madrona, 39-41 | Parc de Montjuïc, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 23 21 49
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Nice, compact museum away from the crowds elsewhere in Barcelona. Many of the displays are up to date, with the best one (hands-on displays on ancient boat construction techniques) less than a year old. Make sure not to miss the excellent sculpture and mosaik displays...More

1  Thank Guy H
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Very interesting museum for the past of Catalunya and Iberia too. It is made in a modern way and it is accesible to hanticap persons.

Thank dimosfiotakis
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent archaeological exhibition, beautifully curated in modern and up-to-date (oh, the irony) facilities. The collection is thematically organized within a broad, chronological framework covering prehistory, antiquity and the Middle ages. However, the installations theselves are thematically oriented, covering topics as diverse as death, social structure,...More

1  Thank Torkel J
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Broad collection of artefacts from prehistoric times, stone/bronze, Phoenician , Greek, Roman, and Iberic times found in Catalonia.

Thank MrTrovador
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I know we're in Spain, but I imagine they would get a large number of non-Spanish speaking visitors. For the first part (prehistoric) they provided a large booklet in English, but this was difficult to follow because there was no numbering system or key. Only...More

Thank Travellingblu
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This museum deals with Catalonia's history or prehistory from the Stone Age to the Roman period. Early parts of the period have a great deal of objects but few labels in English. Some of these especially on the construction of passage tombs looked interesting but...More

Thank Gerard_S77
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This museum is pretty good, with a lot of interesting exhibits well displayed and a very small admission price. There was very little in English, but about half way through the museum we noticed a group of young people reading from printed pages which we...More

Thank profecto
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This museum tells the story of the region, from Prehistory until the early middle ages! It has a lot of exhibits and the explanations are clear, although almost entirely in Catalan and Spanish. It was very interesting to visit! However, we were basically the only...More

Thank Alexandre C
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The museum is located away from many other popular museums. We took a bus there from Juan Miro Foundation. It was a Wednesday afternoon and to our surprise we were the only visitors there. The exhibition halls are vast and the displays are adequate and...More

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The theme of this museum was very interesting and the displays looked interesting too. That's why it was a shame there was nothing to describe the displays in English, only the main guides on the wall, so it wasn't a very good experience for me....More

1  Thank Outi_FI
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