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Museu de la Musica, Barcelona

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One of Barcelona's hidden gems, Museu de la Musica houses a collection of hundreds of musical instruments and music-related documents from around the world. The exhibit space displays items from various cultures and historical periods, allowing visitors to learn about the history of music in a direct and immersive way. You can choose from several audiovisual itineraries designed to take you through the history of music, from its earliest uses by ancient civilizations to the technological advancements of the late 20th century. Don't miss the interactive gallery, designed to let visitors learn by handling various instruments. Put Museu de la Musica into our Barcelona travel itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It was great. The collection is very fine. There are recognizable orchestra instruments, instruments in chronological sequence, instruments from around the world and experimental modern instruments lo...  more »
  • As the title implies, I've visited a number (around 6 at last count) of Musical Instrument Museums globally over the years, and I must say, the Museu de la Musica in Barcelona was definitely one of th...  more »
  • We visited the museum because it was free and we were nearby. It was way better than expected. The exhibits traced the history of music from before written notes to modern Catalonia rock. Not somethin...  more »
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  • Entrance is 5 ero but it's small space. 30 min top
  • The first Sunday of month is free and convenient to take the guided tour. It has an excellent collection of instruments from all continents and historical.
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  • A very comprehensive Museum. There is room for test instruments, but often the cord are damaged.
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  • Variety of instruments of different times and places. Very nice and interesting. Could improve
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  • Modern and cozy Museum where to enjoy an infinity of musical instruments of the ages and around the world. Models and interactive make the visit very attractive to large and small. They also have educational activities for children that will help them to enter this world. It is next to the Auditorium, so it can be used to visit the Museum, and then go to a concert.
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