Created in order to preserve, exhibit and disseminate the history of Catalonia, it's located in an old warehouse in the port, ... More
Catalonia History Museum
Created in order to preserve, exhibit and disseminate the history of Catalonia, it's located in an old warehouse in the port, dating from 1900 and renovated in 1996 to house this museum. It's a dynamic, interactive and contemporary cultural center where history is brought to life through artifacts, documents, historical re-creations, film, video, sound and computer programs. Children will love the room with a topographic model of Catalonia under their feet. There are regular temporary exhibitions, an historical archive, an audiovisual library, a conventional library and an educational department. The cafe offers wonderful views over the port and the shop sells books and souvenirs. On Wednesday nights in summer, you can come on a guided tour that ends up with some typical Catalan hospitality - coca (flat sponge cake) and cremat (a hot drink that contains rum, coffee, lemon peel and sugar) on the terrace.
If you're not museum-ed out, this is a good stop to take in some older art. I remember lots of religious images and evens some tranferred facades and interiors from old, old churches. Most captivating were the portrayals of torture and suffering experienced by saints and others - vivid reminders of the importance of behaving yourself! Also check out the Miro museum nearby.
You'll find this military museum in one of the wings of the 18th century Castell de Montjuïc (Montjuïc Castle) on
top of Montjuïc Hill. It displays a great collection of weapons dating from the 15th Century to the present ...
This museum's permanent collection displays the diversity of the animal kingdom, with sections dedicated to birds, mammals and cave dwelling
insects. The educational activities instruct children how to identify animals by their paw prints, birds by their different songs ...
The Catalonia Suite Hotel was renovated in 2002 and is situated approximately a mile from Parque Guell and six miles
from El Prat Barcelona International Airport. This location is in upper Barcelona, near the Science Museum and commercial and ...
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