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Ciutat Vella

Museu d'Història de Catalunya

The museum opened in 1996 in Barcelona with the aim of disseminating the history of Catalonia. It is housed in the former general warehouse in the old port, the Port Vell, which was built in 1901 and is known as the Palau del Mar.

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The aim of the Museu d'Història de Catalunya is to showcase the history of Catalonia as a shared heritage, to preserve key objects from the history of Catalonia, and to help the community identify more strongly with their national history. In order to achieve its aim, the museum develops a historic narrative through its displays and organizes activities to disseminate and promote the history of Catalonia.

The permanent exhibition traces the history of Catalonia from its distant roots to the present day in an interactive and innovative way. The Museu d'Història de Catalunya layout is structured chronologically, in eight areas, set out on four floors, and includes authentic recreations of historical settings, as well as everyday items such as food and clothing. The museum also stages temporary exhibitions and hosts other activities which make the museum a must-see attraction.
Address: Plaça de Pau Vila, 3. Palau de Mar
Phone: 932 254 700
How to get there: Metro: L4 stop Barceloneta.| Bus: 14, 17, 39, 45, 51, 59, 64, 120, D20 and H16.| Barcelona Bus Turístic: stop Museu d’Història de Catalunya.
Web site: www.mhcat.cat
Opening time: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 7pm. Wednesday, from 10am to 8pm. Sunday and public holidays, from 10am to 2.30pm. | Closed: January 1st and 6th, December 25th and 26th.
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