Rich and extensive collection of The Museum of the History of Catalonia in Barcelona gives you a valuable insight into the history, culture, society, politics and various aspects of daily life in Catalonia since prehistory till nowadays. It’s a must-see for expats living in Barcelona or visitors who want to understand the Catalan culture.
The Museum of the History of Catalonia shows the heritage of this proud region, as well as shows the links between the history of Catalonia and Spain as a whole. It is a narrative museum, showing interesting stories of people and society, in the context of preserved historical objects related to the Catalan life throughout history.
The permanent exhibition is attractively displayed across four floors in the modern interior of the vast historical building. The thematic interactive expositions show in an involving, innovative way the history of the region of Catalonia from the prehistoric times until today.
Eight chronological areas explain both important historical events, and sociological and anthropological aspects of everyday life throughout centuries, which personally for me was particularly interesting.
Temporary exhibitions are also interesting. I highly recommend this museum, I found it very informative and offering a good understanding of this proud region-“nation”.
The MHC is beautifully located in Palau de Mar – an old warehouse, the only remaining part of the old industrial port. After the visit go to the highest floor to a rooftop bar with one of the finest views at the city!
- Price: € 6
- Schedule: Tue-Sat, 10am - 7pm. Wed, 10am - 8pm. Sun & Holidays, 10am - 2:30pm. | Closed: 1 and 6 Jan, 1 May, 25 and 26 Dec.
- Web: https://www.mhcat.cat/enmhc
- Phone: +34 932 254 700
- Address: Plaça de Pau Vila, 3. Palau de Mar, 08003 Barcelona