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Museu d'Història de Catalunya - History of Catalonia

Museum of Catalan History

The Museu d'Història de Catalunya impressively shows the history of Catalonia from the Stone Age to the present day. The Museum of the History of Catalonia is located on Old Port (Port Vell), on the edge of the district Barceloneta and Barri Gòtic.

The Museu d'Història de Catalunya offers visitors something special: On the roof of the museum building is a large terrace with a cafe.
From there, you have a magnificent view of the Port Vell with Imax and Aquàrium. This alone is almost worth the visit.

Visiting the museum of the history of Catalonia

The building is a brick house, which was used as a warehouse in the 19th and 20 Century. At the Olympic Games in 1992 the building was renovated and expanded and the Museu d'Història de Catalunya moved to new premises.

In the museum no significant findings are discovered, but the presentation is very modern and multimedia processing. You get a very good overview of the history of Catalonia.

The focus of the permanent exhibition at the Museu d'Història de Catalunya is the time of hunters and gatherers, the rule of the Iberians, the age of the Romans and Middle Ages, and the time of the suppression of the Catalan culture under the Franco dictatorship. In addition to the permanent exhibition, there are also temporary exhibitions, the individual periods of stress Catalan history and so much in the overall concept of the museum nice introduction.

Book tickets for the Museum of History of Catalonia here

  • Tickets for the Museum
  • Barcelona Card: discounted admission to the museum
  • Bus Turístic: station 100 metres away from the Museum
  • Guided tour: experience the Old Town

Important information

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Pl. de Pau Vila, 3 (Palau de Mar)
Phone: +34 932 254 700

Metro: Barceloneta (L4)
Bus Turístic: Museu d`Història de Catalunya
Parking nearby

Opening times
Tue. - Sat.: 10.00-19.00
Wed.: 10.00-20.00
Sun. and public holidays: 10.00-14.30
Mon. closed (except public holidays)
Closed on 1 May, 5 June, 25/26 Dec. and 1 and 6 Jan.

Normal: € 4.50, reduced: € 3.50
Children under 8 yrs: free
Free admission on 12 Feb., 08 March, 23 April, 18 May, 11 Sep. and 24 Sep.
Barcelona Card: 30% discount

Information on visiting the Museu d'Història de Catalunya

We recommend you to schedule approximately 1.5 hours to visit the museum.

The top-floor restaurant and rooftop terrace offer wonderful views of Port Vell and Montjuïc.