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Castle of Púbol, The House of Gala Dalí

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The castle at Púbol ("poo-bohl")  was the home to surrealist painter Salvador Dalí and his wife Gala (but not at the same time). Gala is buried at the castle. In 1968, Dalí bought Gala her own separate castle in Púbol...

CaixaForum: one of the best modern art collections in Europe

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CaixaForum Barcelona is an art gallery sponsored by the Catalan bank "La Caixa", and opened in 2002 in a former factory. CaixaForum is located in the Montjuïc area, on Avinguda de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia. The mai...

The Mies van der Rohe Foundation

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The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. This building was used for the official opening of the German section of the ex...

Museum of Catalan Art Nouveau

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Art from one of Catalonia’s most important art movements, the Museu del Modernisme Català (MMCAT) is the only museum that is dedicated exclusively to Catalan Art Nouveau. The museum, which opened in March 2011, is loc...

A private visit to singular buildings in Barcelona

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You have the opportunity to visit singular buildings in the city, ie. Palau Moxó, a palace built in 1770, on the bases of an ancient palace from the 13th Century. It was the most important private residency in Barcelo...

Museu del Ferrocarril in Vilanova i la Geltrú

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The Museu del Ferrocarril de Catalunya (Catalonia Railway Museum) in Vilanova i la Geltrú (50' train ride from Barcelona) is one of the most important centres devoted to trains in the South of Europe. A museum showing...

The gardens at Palau Robert: a little oasis in the city

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This is a really good year-round spot to chill out. Given its location at the junction of Passeig de Gracìa and Diagonal it’s surprisingly quiet and peaceful. In the cooler months it’s a good place to check out an exh...

Gaudí Experience in 4D

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Take an interactive and 4D journey through the creative universe of this genius of Modernist Architecture at Gaudí Experiència  and discover what lies behind Antoni Gaudí’s innovative architectural language. Gaudí ...

Fundació Fran Daurel

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The Fran Daurel private collection focuses mainly on Catalan art, comprising works by major artists such as Dalí, Guinovart, Ràfols-Casamada, Cuixart, Tàpies, Barceló, Plensa, Millares and Picasso. The latest addit...

If you like art museums, Articket is your pass

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The Articket BCN is a single ticket to visit several art museums in Barcelona. It is valid for three months after first use; within this time you can visit any of the participating museums once. The ticket is also val...

The Archaeology Museum of Catalonia

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The Archaeology Museum of Catalonia (MAC) features a permanent exhibition of archaeological relics which illustrate the evolution of Catalonia and its surrounding area from prehistoric times to the early Middle Ages. ...

Poble Espanyol

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The Poble Espanyol is an open-air architectural museum, located on the mountain of Montjuïc, in the city of Barcelona. It was constructed in 1929, for the Barcelona International Exhibition, that was held in Barcelona...

Museu Frederic Marès

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The Museu Frederic Marès is a unique collector's museum located in the center of the city, in the Plaça de Sant Iu, in a series of rooms of the old Royal Palace. It houses the collection donated to the city by sculpto...

CosmoCaixa (Science Museum)

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If you’re visiting Barcelona in the company of youngsters – say, between the ages of 4 and 14 – then a visit to CosmoCaixa is a must-do. And you’ll enjoy it too. In terms of both educational and entertainment value it...

Casa Lleó i Morera

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Some people say that the Casa Lleó Morera is a family-size version of the Palau de la Música. Although the Palau is considered the epitome of modernista architecture due to its elaborate decorative elements, the artis...

A visit to Casa Amatller

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This amazing building, the Casa Amatller by architect Puig i Cadafalch, a contemporary of Gaudí, which combines the neo-Gothic style with a ridged façade inspired by houses in the Netherlands, is part of the block kno...

Museu de la Moto (Motorcycle Museum)

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Once upon a time, the whole of Catalonia reeked of motorbike factories! The Museu de la Moto (Motorcycle Museum) houses 70 of the most distinctive models produced in Catalonia from the 1920s to the present day. Mor...

48H Open House Barcelona: the Torre Girona

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The 48H Open House Festival represents a unique opportunity to enjoy architectural experiences related to a city's history. The event, started some years ago in London, is now celebrated in over 15 cities around the w...

Museum of the History of Catalonia: the memory of a country

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The aim of the Museu d’Història de Catalunya (Museum of the History of Catalonia) is to showcase the history of Catalonia as a shared heritage, to preserve key objects from the history of Catalonia, and to help the co...

Museu Marítim (Maritime Museum)

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Since 1929, the Museu Marítim de Barcelona has built up a major collection of exhibits which are illustrative of Catalan seafaring culture and make it easier to understand the factors that influenced the country’s mar...

Museu de Cera (Wax Museum)

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The Museu de Cera de Barcelona (Wax Museum) provides an opportunity to meet over 300 personalities, both real and fictitious, from all periods of history. Against a backdrop of authentic sets, audiovisuals and realist...

MIBA, museum of inventions

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The Miba (Museu d'Idees i Invents de Barcelona, the Barcelona Museum of Ideas and Inventions) is conveniently located at the heart of the city, in the centre of the Barri Gòtic, near Plaça Sant Jaume. Don't expect ...

Nit dels Museus (Museum Night)

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La Nit dels Museus (Museum Night) is an initiative promoted by the European Council in which more than 3000 museums from over 40 countries participate. Initially originated in France. It has been held in Barcelona ...

Air-raid shelter 307

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On 13th February 1937, Barcelona was subjected to the first of the 192 bombing raids by Franco’s rebel army. This attack made the civilian population the unwitting protagonists of the war. In Catalonia, the Passiv...

Plaça del Rei

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Plaça del Rei (Spanish: Plaza del Rey, meaning "King's Square") is a 14th-century medieval public square in the Barri Gòtic of Barcelona. The square is surrounded by the Palau Reial Major, the Saló del Tinell, the Pal...

Gaudí House-Museum at Parc Güell

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At the end of the 19th century, Catalan industrialist Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, after a stay in England, returned to Barcelona with the intention to build a garden city for the Catalan bourgeoisie, on the grounds of ...

A peek into Museu Frederic Marès

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The Museu Frederic Marès is a unique collector's museum located in the center of the city, in the Plaça de Sant Iu, in a series of rooms of the old Royal Palace. It houses the collection donated to the city by sculpto...

Royal Colleges of Tortosa

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The Royal Colleges of Tortosa, founded by Emperor Charles V in 1564 for the education of subject Muslims, is an example of  a fine Renaissance building that houses the educational establishments of Sant Lluís, Sant Jo...

La Casa Castellarnau – Tarragona

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The Castellarnau House was built at the beginning of the 15th century and was home to one of the city's most influential families until the 19th century. In 1542 Emperor Charles I resided here during his stay in the c...

El Born Centre for Culture and Memory

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More information: El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria (or El Born Centre for Culture and Memory in English) is a unique and exceptional place that brings together three centuries of our history. Below the cast-iron...

Palau Nacional

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The Palau Nacional, situated in Montjuïc, is a palace constructed between the years 1926 and 1929 for the 1929 International Exhibition in Barcelona. Since 1934 it has been home to the National Art Museum of Catalonia...

Museu de la Xocolata

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Barcelona takes chocolate very seriously. In the city there are lots of chocolate shops and cafes but if you are really obsessed with chocolates, there is the Chocolate Museum. Let's take a look inside. "This is the c...

Casa Batlló

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Casa Batlló is a renowned building located in the heart of Barcelona and is one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces. Casa Batlló is a remodel of a previously built house. It was redesigned in 1904 by Gaudí and has been ref...

Museu Salvador Dalí

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The Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres (Girona) is dedicated to the painter that it showcases. This building is a rival in weirdness for some of Dali's own works. Within the walls of the museum are hundreds of his piece...

Palau de la Virreina

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The Barcelona Culture Institute is a public body set up by Barcelona City Council to support and promote cultural activities in the city, including the programme of events at La Virreina Image Centre at Palau de la Vi...

The Olympic and Sports Museum

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More information: http://www.museuolimpicbcn.cat/eng/home.asp Video: © cityblink Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6fMn4Ygtkg

Museu Blau of natural sciences

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More information: Museu Blau fact file Video: © cityblink Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbhOMxRfmpo

Fundació Joan Miró

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More information: http://www.fundaciomiro-bcn.org/?idioma=2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundaci%C3%B3_Joan_Mir%C3%B3 Video: © cityblink Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vaayenk9meY

MACBA contemporary art museum

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More information: http://www.macba.cat/en/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcelona_Museum_of_Contemporary_Art https://vimeo.com/macba Video: © cityblink Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsKZSdGfrcM

Romanesque Art at MNAC

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This audio of this video is in Catalan yet the video will give you an idea on what to expect when visiting the museum. More information: http://www.mnac.cat/index.jsp?lan=003 http://www.gencat.cat/diue/doc/doc_...