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Museo d'Historia de Catalunya

Moll de la Barcelonetta, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 25 47 00
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Moll de la Barcelonetta, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 25 47 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given the difficulties in Catalonia, we spent an afternoon informing ourselves about the area's history. The museum starts with an archaeological perspective, and continues with a political and cultural exposition. It ends with the demise of the Franco regime and the rise of the modern...More

Thank Montreal-Mathman
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a beautiful museum with detailed dioramas and historical facts of the Catalan people. Some of the facts were slim or not as detailed (for example, according to the museum the Catholic bishops did not really agree with the Spanish Inquisition. What?) However the...More

Thank MariaMaria993
Reviewed 14 October 2017

As I am a big history fan this was a must see in Barcelona especially given the current political circumstances (my visit was right after Catalunya held the independence referendum). What I liked about the museum is that it has a very modern feel to...More

1  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I was most disappointed in that this ended up being a two floor walking tour of mostly dioramas and reproductions. It's inexpensive and not time consuming so if you are along the waterfront walking to Barceloneta pop by. If you don't have a lot of...More

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in finding out about Catalan history this is a must. Spent a thoroughly enjoyable 2 1/2 hours here on a Sunday morning and virtually had the place to myself. At €4.50 was a bargain and though a lot of the actual...More

Thank Knockoff
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Whilst the lower floors house artistic display areas, make you way to the top where there is a bar and restaurant. This has wonderful views (from the outside terrace) over the port where the rich and famous moor their super yachts.

Thank Kule Dude
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I visited this museum on a recent trip to Barcelona and I wasn't disappointed at all Although there is no audio hand sets available, the museum's displays are explained in many languages The exhibits range from prehistoric times ( which I have to say didn't...More

Thank JohnfromWaterford
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This museum was a very nice surprise for me. Founded in 1996 and located in the port, this museum shows the growth of a nation from the early ages to present. This museum if very interactive- you can sit on a horse scupture or ride...More

1  Thank martinagajd
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Having been to Barcelona before and done the obvious attractions, on a baking hot day this museum fit the bill! My background is being a big kid who loved history with a degree in archeology and history.....and I loved this museum and would have loved...More

Thank julie w
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We 'popped' into this place as we were just passing really - wow are we glad we did! It is exactly what the name implies, a museum of the history of Catalonia. It's hands on and interactive. The exhibits are written in English too -...More

Thank Oliver C
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
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Response from Didier G | Reviewed this property |
Yes all the texts are in English too. Do have pleasure of your visit in Barcelona.
4 August 2016|
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