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  • Address: Palau de Mar, Plaça de Pau Vila, 3, Barcelona, Spain 08003
  • Admission: 4.50 euros

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History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Historia de Catalunya) Tours

As the capital of Catalunya, Barcelona is the center of the region’s history; and there is no better place to take it all in than the History Museum of Catalonia. Catalonia has long struggled with preserving its culture and independence, and this museum seeks to raise awareness about the heritage and identity of the Catalan people.

In-depth interactive exhibits focus on the development of Catalonia from prehistory through the growth of various industries to present day. The exhibits focused on the Spanish Civil War and Franco’s rule are particularly well done. The museum explains the occupation of the region throughout the years by the Romans, the Moors, and others — each leaving their own mark on the culture. In addition to the permanent collection, there are consistently good temporary exhibitions as well as a library, restaurant, and open-air rooftop. The museum is housed in the Palau de Mar, which has a history and significance of its own.

Practical Info

The museum is located at Port Vell in Barcelona at Moll de la Barceloneta. It is open daily from 10 am to 7 pm, but is closed on Mondays. Entry is 4.50 euros and the closest metro stop is Barceloneta.

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Viator Exclusive: Barcelona Architecture Small-Group Walking Tour, Barcelona, null
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Viator Exclusive: Barcelona Architecture Small-Group Walking Tour

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Discover Barcelona’s eclectic architecture on a fascinating morning, afternoon or full-day walking tour — it's a Viator Exclusive that’s available nowhere ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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