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Barcelona Maritime Museum

On December 3, 2009 By

Situated just to the west of the Columbus Monument on the Avinguda de las Drassanes is one of Barcelona’s most interesting experiences – the Maritime Museum.

The Royal Shipyards, Reials Drassanes, were originally built in the thirteenth century and then, a hundred years later, made into their present imposing Gothic style, with long bays divided […]

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The Picasso Museum

On November 17, 2009 By

The Picasso Museum, in Carrer de Montcada in the Barri Gòtic, is high on the list of essentials for many of Barcelona’s visitors.

Not only does this incredible museum give you a wonderful opportunity of seeing some of the famous artist’s most notable work, but they are also housed in sensational surroundings.

Pablo Picasso reached […]

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Joan Miró was undoubtedly one of the leading figures in mid-twentieth century art and, throughout his life, was an integral part of the cultural landscape of Barcelona, his home city. The museum dedicated to his life’s work, the Fundació Miró – Miró Foundation – is situated in one of the city’s finest modern buildings in […]

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Barcelona’s Chocolate Museum

On October 30, 2009 By

Barcelona was the port into which the very first shipment of cocoa from the New World arrived more than 500 years ago, making it the ideal home to the Museu de la Xocolata – Barcelona’s chocolate museum.

From the first moment that visitors walk through the doors of this outwardly unprepossessing but historical building – […]

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The Museum of Catalan Art, Museu Nacional d’Art Catalunya, is often simply known as MNAC and is one of Barcelona’s favourite museums, housed as it is in the wonderful Palau Nacional, which was built for the 1928 World Exhibition on Montjuïc.

MNAC has a wealth of intriguing and absorbing material on permanent display in its […]

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Barcelona’s Museum of Modern Art is not only the best place in the city to view modern art work from around the world, it is also simply stunning building in its own right, a wonderful symbol of how the very best modernist architecture can combine with the old neighbourhood of the El Raval district.

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Museum of Catalan History

On July 15, 2009 By

The Museu d’Història de Catalunya – Museum of Catalan History – is located in the General Commercial Warehouse of the Port of Barcelona, near the bottom end of Barceloneta. The old warehouse is the best surviving example of this style of architecture and was converted into a museum in 1996.

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