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

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History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Historia de Catalunya)
Interactive exhibits at the History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Història de Catalunya) focus on the region’s development from prehistory through to the present day, explaining how the Romans, Moors, and others each left their mark on Catalonia. The exhibits focused on the Spanish Civil War and Franco’s rule are particularly well-done.

The Basics
With excellent exhibits and galleries, the spacious History Museum of Catalonia feels like a hidden gem—rarely crowded despite the throngs of people just outside. The collection is laid out chronologically in eight areas across four floors, perfect for getting a thorough overview of the region’s history and heritage before heading out to explore. Some architecture-focused walking tours include a stop at the museum to see its restored lobby and to take in the views from its rooftop terrace, both of which you are able to visit without a ticket.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The History Museum of Catalonia is a must-visit for history buffs, families, and first-time visitors.
  • The museum is wheelchair-accessible, and wheelchairs are available for visitor use.
  • The permanent and temporary exhibits require separate admission but can be combined at a discount.

How to Get There
The museum is located at Port Vell, at Moll de la Barceloneta, in Barcelona. The closest metro stop is Barceloneta on the Yellow Line.

When to Get There

The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday throughout the year, with shorter hours on Sundays and public holidays. Since the climate-controlled space doesn’t draw the crowds of other more popular attractions, it’s an excellent option for a rainy day or during a particularly hot summer afternoon.

Palau de Mar
Standing watch over the Barcelona waterfront, the historic brick building that now houses the museum was originally built in the 1880s to store goods arriving at the port. Since getting a facelift in anticipation of the 1992 Olympics, the building now houses several street-level bars and restaurants.
Address: Palau de Mar, Plaça de Pau Vila, 3, Barcelona 08039, Spain
Admission: Varies
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Barcelona

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Very Enjoyable Visit!
TravelYourWorld
, Nov 2019
One of the nicest museums that I've seen. The museum was quaint and far from overwhelming like some large museums can be. The displays are interesting and depict all the major points of Catalonia history. All the displays were not only described in Spanish but in ENGLISH as well! The English made me feel right at home and more a part of the Catalonia experience. I highly recommend the History Museum of Catalonia not only as stated above but also because it was very easy to move around the building with the elevator and ramps that connect the floors. Clean rest rooms are readily available and one of the highlights is the rooftop deck restaurant overlooking the Barcelona Yacht Basin. Enjoy your visit; We did!
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nice but over priced, there was no line at all
Wanderer17804678524
, Jul 2019
While this is a beautiful and informative museum, it was empty, It was a self guided tour and I am pretty sure the tickets on site were cheaper. There is no line to skip!

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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Historia de Catalunya) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 4 History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Historia de Catalunya) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Historia de Catalunya) costs USD 9.61. Guided History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Historia de Catalunya) tours start around USD 9.61 per person. See all 4 History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Historia de Catalunya) tickets and tours on Viator.
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