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El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria is a unique and exceptional place that brings together three centuries of our history. Below the cast-iron structure of the iconic 19th century marketplace lies the Barcelona of 1700, the prosperous city that suffered the siege of 1714 and that put up an epic and heroic resistance before Catalonia's national liberties were eventually lost, yet to be restored three centuries later.
The building that was once a veil weaver’s house is now the home of a branch of the city’s history museum, the MUHBA, in the old Jewish Quarter, El Call. Its purpose is to provide an insight into the major contributions made by this community during the Middle Ages.
The Centre d'Interpretació is located inside one of the gatehouses of the Park Güell, and was designed to give a greater understanding of Gaudí's work: a wonderful amalgam of architecture and nature.
Beneath the Gothic Quarter's landmark square in Barcelona lies an impressive archaeological site, which offers visitors a glimpse of what the Roman colony of Barcino was like.
This archaeological site is located in the basement of the Santa Caterina Market and seeks to provide an insight into the development of this area of the city from prehistoric times to the present day.
The museum is dedicated to the memory of Jacint Verdaguer, one of the leading authors of the Catalan Renaixença period, and occupies two floors of the Vil·la Joana, an 18th-century farmhouse on the Collserola Ridge.
The Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya is housed in the former Barcelona's Palace of Graphic Arts on Montjuïc, which was built for the 1929 International Exhibition. The museum takes visitors back in time to discover the distant roots of Catalonia's history while giving an insight into the lives of different related cultures from other areas of the Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean.
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.
Under the town of Badalona, you can visit one of Catalonia's most important archaeological ensembles from the Roman era.
Barcelona's Museu de la Música takes you on a thought-provoking journey through the different periods in the history of music and different cultures.
The Fundació Arqueològica Clos - Museu Egipci de Barcelona is one of Europe's foremost private collections of Egyptian art and culture, and an organisation committed to research and the study and dissemination of Ancient Egypt.
The Casa del Marquès de Llió and the Casa Nadal on Carrer Montcada, in the heart of the Born district, house a new Barcelona museum that provides an insight into the cultural and artistic diversity of Africa, Asia, America and Oceania.