Museo d'Historia de Catalunya, Barcelona

(4.3/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the history of Catalonia and the formation of its unique identity at Museo d'Historia de Catalunya. Wander the museum and be taken from Catalonia’s settlement right up to modern times, with artifacts, interactive activities, and information displays. Once you finish exploring the museum, go up to the rooftop terrace and enjoy a drink or meal. Pick up a book on the history of Catalonia from the gift shop. Put Museo d'Historia de Catalunya into our Barcelona trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • One day is not enough, although he is quite known, is very beautiful and known everything about Catalonia and because many questions that may be of people in reference to the history of the Kingdom of Aragon...
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  • The entrance is small and unassuming, but you get to walk through a Roman town that seem to go on forever. You see different layers of the early Barcelona at different depths. 
  • A museum should be to visit for any student of history! Since prehistory until today, everything is there and in a lovely setting. In addition, regular temporary exhibitions (on the war of Spain during my visit).
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  • This is a very nice, informative and interactive museum. It has all the explanations in English and is especially interesting if you want to learn about the history of Catalonia. The visit can be very long, there is a lot to see. There is a lovely but a bit pricey restaurant in the rooftop, which has an amazing view.
  • Great museum, very interactive and lots of visuals and life size displays. The English translations lack in parts, but it is manageable. THE BEST PART IS THERE IS AN AWSOME ROOFTOP BAR WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS OF PORT VELL. Worth 4.50€ in my books
  • It introduces you to the history of catalunya by specific details since prehistoric times. It makes you fall in love with this city and its people. Though it may require at least 2 hours of your time if you want to stop and read the deacriptions written. As you read more, you feel yourself indulged into the timelines and you can imagine the events happening as if you were there. You can go there by metro to Barceloneta station. It's a 5 minute walk from the station, and the entrance fee is very cheap, around 5€ Beware if you do not know english, spanish or catalan. Otherwise it would be a boring experience, and you wouldn't understand anything.
  • This museum was great, very informative on the history of Catalunya starting in prehistoric times. The only problem was that the artifacts didn't have english captions. (The explanations always included english though). The museum had some fun interactive parts, like climbing a horse dressed in medieval costume and putting on knight armour, and so it is suitable for children as well.
  • A great overview of the Catalonian past and its connections with Aragon and Castile. Tells the story how modern Spain came to be as well. Good use of technology, though a lack of translated signs and boards was irritating. Well-worth the cheap ticket if you are into history (spent a good 3,5h there).