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Museu Diocesà

Museu Diocesà

The Pia Almoina building, a national landmark housed in the Roman wall of the city next to the cathedral, is home to the Museu Diocesà, with its faithfully restored interior.

The Museu Diocesà buildings include a section of the 4th century Roman walls and tower. It brings together a collection of more than 3,000 objects, including sculptures, paintings, silverware and goldware, ceramics and religious clothing. A series of exhibits spanning the Roman, Visigothic and medieval periods to the 21st century.

The institution began displaying its treasures in 1916 on the ground floor of the chaplains' seminary in the Eixample district. It has moved with the times and brought on board new artists, such as the sculptor Josep Plandiura, who created the Gaudiesque door on the front of the building in 1999.

The three-storey exhibition space also hosts temporary shows on a variety of themes highlighting the relationship between faith and culture. One of the highlights is the permanent exhibition entitled Barcino, Barchinona, Barcelona. A City, A Bishop, A Land.

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General details

Address: Pla de la Seu, 7 (08002). Barcelona
Phone: 933 152 213
Web site:
Opening time: Daily, from 10am to 8pm. (Tuesday, from 11am to 8pm.) | Closed: 1st January and 25th December.

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Accessibility details

The museum is barrier free. Although it is housed in a historic, four-storey building, the interior refurbishment has made the entire exhibition space wheelchair accessible.

Disability card holders are entitled to a 50% discount.

All the staff are trained to assist wheelchair users and ensure they can get around the building.

An audioguide is included in the admission price. Available in ten languages. The device is similar to a smartphone, with a touch screen. The sound of the audiovisuals throughout the exhibition is synchronised with the audioguide and the audio content can be displayed on the screen.

Guide and assistance dogs are permitted throughout the building.

For enquiries about accessibility and pre-bookings of adapted visits, phone 932 687 582 or email
Hearing impairment
The audioguide includes transcriptions of the texts that can be read on the screen.

Motor impairment
The reception and ticket office are on level 1. The entrance from the street has five steps. The alternative adapted entrance is on level 0, where the shop is located. This accessible entrance has glass sliding double doors. The shop counter, right next to the entrance, is 85 cm high.

The visitors’ reception desk (on level 1) is dual height: 76 cm and 120 cm.

Mobility inside the museum :
Visitors will have no accessibility problems inside the museum. The galleries are spacious and there is enough room for wheelchair users to move around the exhibits. The flooring is non-slip. There are seats throughout the museum where you can rest. .

The museum has a lift connecting all the floors. Door width: 78 cm. Interior dimensions: 118 cm wide and 131 cm deep.

There are adapted toilets on the ground floor. The cubicle has a sliding door and is 84 cm wide. There are two fold-down grab bars, one on each side of the toilet. There are single mixer taps. The toilet sink is set at a height of 71 cm and can be accessed from the front.

Barrier free.

Last update: 19/02/2017

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