Museu d'Història de Catalunya (MHC)presents 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.
A very nice Museum. Recommended!
This is one of the best museums I have been in for a long time that displays the every day living style of Roman era. There is one other close located in Croatia in Split. The museum takes about 1 1/2 hours to see it all, and the vast majority is of the old Roman ruins of a town which was built over. This was discovered as great ruins when excavating for underground subway lines.
The period of the ruins spans about 1 BC to 7AD. It shows the real day life of cloth dying, a fish processing factory, a laundry facility, Roman villas intact for a lot of mosaics, a church, and much more. There also is a small portion in the museum that displays artifacts of pottery, ceramics, and daily needs of the people. Romans built two aqueducts for water needs, and in those days the city was surrounded all around by walls, some still exist near Drassenes area by the harbor.
It is open in summer months 10-8PM, and winter 10-2PM and 4-7Pm. DAys open are Tuesday-Sunday.Entry fee is 7 Euro.
Location is just off Placa Rei and enter at casa Clarina Pedralia, or the old palace-it has high towers to identify
The place in older times was known as Palace of the Sea, it was constructed by Mauricio Garran in 1881. Place was used for trading purposes.
Nowadays it is museum of Catalan history, presenting the history of this Spanish region from early times till these moments. Entrance fee is 4 euros for an adult. We haven't been to this museum, but on the next visit to Barcelona I am sure to visit it.
The palace houses also nice restaurants around; it is place to have a look at seaside and nice yachts.
If you choose one museum which you cannot miss. If your time is limited, I recommend you to go to this museum. The building itself is an art (see my third picture of Barcelona album). The museum has a collection of representative masterpieces from Catgaluya.
When you go up to the second floor, don't miss the ceiling paintings. They are marvelous!!
The Museum of Catalunia’s History is housed in an old warehouse (built between 1894 - 1900) in the port. The museum has been here since 1996 and on the second and third floor are the permanent exhibitions, which starts with Palaeolithic time. You will follow the history of Catalonia through different periods like Roman, Muslim and medieval times. And you will learn about Catalonian sea trade, how Catalonia was struck by famine and Black Death and many different wars. On the third floor the exhibition is about the industrial revolution and how steam power and electricity changed the society. It continues with the Civil War and the recovery after. Everything is well explained in Catalan, Spanish and English.
Admission to the museum was 4 Euro (February 2008). The first Sunday every month entrance is free.
The museum is closed on Mondays. It is open between 10 - 19 (Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat), 10 - 20 (Wed) and 10 - 14.30 (Sun and Holidays).
There is a nice restaurant on the top floor.
A former warehouse, this building is now home of the Catalonian history museum. There are quite a few seafood restaurants nearby and it's a nice spot on the water and also near a bike-hire shop in case you want to pedal along the waterfront.
This is another nice and interesting museum to see,The Catalonia Museum of History, is located in Port Vell,just next to the restaurants area.If you like to know a little bit more about Catalonia,History and its Culture,come to visit the museum-
Museu d'Historia de Catalunya, or the Museum of Catalan History, housed in the 19th century Palau de Mar (Sea Palace), offers a great insight into the history of this rich Spanish province from the Stone Age to the present day. As an «interactive» museum it is a great place not only for the adults but also for the children. Enter the Middle Ages' chappel and listen a mass in Latin, sit in the crusader's tent, pick up crusader's sword, drive an early 20th century tram or just hide from it all in the Spanish Civil War's bomb shelter. The museum notes are mostly in Catalan but at the entrance you may take a free guide available in several languages and return it at the end of a tour. The museum is opened 10am-7pm on Tue Thurs-Sat, 10am-8pm Wed and 10am-2.30pm Sun. The entry is 3€ for adults, 2.10€ for children and students.
if you want to know all about Catalan history, archaeology and ethnology this is the place to go: the Museu de Historia de Catalunya, also known as Palau del Mar. It's on the sea-front inside a long Venetian-like building with arches. It's open from 10 am in the morning and the entrance costs 3 euros.
It´s nice to visit this museum in order to learn something about the history of my country: Catalonia. You will realize we were an independent nation.
Bus: 14, 17, 39, 40, 45, 57, 59 and 64
Metro: L3 Drassanes and L4 Barceloneta
Entrance: 3 euros.
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