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History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Historia de Catalunya) Tours

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History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Historia de Catalunya)
Interactive exhibits at the History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Història de Catalunya) focus on the region’s development from prehistory through to the present day, explaining how the Romans, Moors, and others each left their mark on Catalonia. The exhibits focused on the Spanish Civil War and Franco’s rule are particularly well-done.

The Basics
With excellent exhibits and galleries, the spacious History Museum of Catalonia feels like a hidden gem—rarely crowded despite the throngs of people just outside. The collection is laid out chronologically in eight areas across four floors, perfect for getting a thorough overview of the region’s history and heritage before heading out to explore. Some architecture-focused walking tours include a stop at the museum to see its restored lobby and to take in the views from its rooftop terrace, both of which you are able to visit without a ticket.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The History Museum of Catalonia is a must-visit for history buffs, families, and first-time visitors.
  • The museum is wheelchair-accessible, and wheelchairs are available for visitor use.
  • The permanent and temporary exhibits require separate admission but can be combined at a discount.

How to Get There
The museum is located at Port Vell, at Moll de la Barceloneta, in Barcelona. The closest metro stop is Barceloneta on the Yellow Line.

When to Get There

The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday throughout the year, with shorter hours on Sundays and public holidays. Since the climate-controlled space doesn’t draw the crowds of other more popular attractions, it’s an excellent option for a rainy day or during a particularly hot summer afternoon.

Palau de Mar
Standing watch over the Barcelona waterfront, the historic brick building that now houses the museum was originally built in the 1880s to store goods arriving at the port. Since getting a facelift in anticipation of the 1992 Olympics, the building now houses several street-level bars and restaurants.
Address: Palau de Mar, Plaça de Pau Vila, 3, Barcelona 08039, Spain
Admission: Varies
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Skip the Line: History Museum of Catalonia & Rooftop Access Ticket

Skip the Line: History Museum of Catalonia & Rooftop Access Ticket

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Learn about the history of Catalonia by visiting the Museu d'Historia de Catalunya. It can be tiring waiting in long visitor lines: beat the crowds with skip-the-line entrance tickets. As well as the extensive collection of artifacts, you access incredible views of Barcelona’s Port from the panoramic roof terrace.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Shore Excursion: Barcelona City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off

Shore Excursion: Barcelona City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off

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Take a DIY shore trip during your cruise stop in Barcelona on this convenient hop-on hop-off city bus tour. Climb aboard a double-decker, open-top bus at the Port of Barcelona (Port Olímpic - stop 6) just a short walk from the cruise terminal. Then begin your overview of the city. Get on or off when you want, enjoying great views of Las Ramblas, the promenade at Port Olímpic, F.C. Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium and much more. Best of all, there are two routes, one East Route and one West Route, which are interconnected and accessible via your ticket that's valid for both routes. This hop-on, hop-off bus tour also includes headphones, city map, and discounts at select Barcelona businesses.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.16
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City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover the best of Barcelona on this convenient City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. Choose from a 1- or 2-day pass, relax on the open-top, double-decker bus, and enjoy your own sightseeing itinerary as you travel multiple routes and learn about the landmarks via the onboard commentary. Stay aboard to enjoy 360-degree views of the sights, and hop on and off at any of the stops at leisure to explore top Barcelona attractions such as La Sagrada Familia, the medieval Gothic Quarter, the colorful Las Ramblas and more.
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  • 40 minutes to 2 hours
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$37.73
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Exclusive: Barcelona Architecture Small-Group Walking Tour

Exclusive: Barcelona Architecture Small-Group Walking Tour

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Discover Barcelona’s rich architectural tableau on a compelling morning, afternoon or full-day walking tour led by an accomplished guide. On this Viator Exclusive tour, follow an architectural specialist around the city and see magnificent structures from a variety of historical periods. According to your interests, choose a morning tour around the medieval myriad of the Old Quarter; satisfy cultural cravings on a 3km afternoon tour of the innovative waterfront buildings; or combine both in an enriching full-day tour. An intimate experience is guaranteed on this small-group tour, on which numbers are limited to nine people.
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  • 3 hours
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$70.10
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Best of Barcelona Private Tour: Sagrada Familia and Old Town with Hotel Pick-up

Best of Barcelona Private Tour: Sagrada Familia and Old Town with Hotel Pick-up

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Experience Barcelona like a VIP on this private sightseeing tour that includes skip-the-line access at the city’s most popular attraction, La Sagrada Familia. Enjoy the comfort of traveling by private vehicle to top attractions like Passeig de Gràcia, the waterfront, Montjuïc, and the Gothic Quarter. Take in Barcelona’s famous Modernisme architecture, and learn about the city from a knowledgeable guide.
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  • 8 hours
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Should I book History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Historia de Catalunya) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Historia de Catalunya) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 4 History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Historia de Catalunya) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Historia de Catalunya) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Historia de Catalunya) costs USD 9.74. Guided History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Historia de Catalunya) tours start around USD 9.74 per person. See all 4 History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Historia de Catalunya) tickets and tours on Viator.
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