- Museums & Galleries
Museum of Catalan Art
Montjuic Palace. Tel: 423 7199. Contains collections of Romanesque
and Catalan-Gothic art: Moral paintings (perhaps the Best collection
in the world), reredoses and carvings, Spanish and European
Baroque art is also well represented. Open daily except Mondays
from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Frederic Mares Museum*
Plaça Sant Iu. Tel: 310 5800. Sculpture from the 12C-17C.
Medieval images.Open daily except Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5
pm. Sundays and Public Holidays from 9am - 2 pm
Tel: 310 2580 Located in the Cathedral cloister. It contains
reredoses and paintings of the Catalan-Gothic school. Open
from 11am - 1pm
Museum of the Monastery of Pedralbes*
At the end of the Paseo de Reina Elisenda. Baixda Monestir,
9 Tel: 203 9282. This building, which is of great architectural
value, contains personal property which shows the different
ages in the history
of the monastery. Open Tuesday to Friday and Sunday 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Thyssen Bornemisza Collection Foundation
Tel: 280 1434 Baixda Monestir, 9. 71 paintings and 8 sculptures
from the most representative areas of the whole collection:
Italian and German painting.
It takes you on a journey through the history of art from the
13th century to the 18th, with examples of Italian Renaissance,
European Baroque, northern-European painting and late Venetian
Baroque. Open 10 am. to 2 p.m. Saturday from 10 am to 5 p.m.
Museum of the History of the City of Barcelona*
Casa Calriana Padellas. Plaça del Rei. Tel: 315 11
11 The basement contains the remains of some of the ancient
constructions of Roman Barcelona. The three other floors have
to local history (institutions, customs, famous people, different
stages in urban development, etc.). There are many documents,
prints, paintings, sculptures and ceramics. July, August and
September 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rest
of the year 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m.
to 8 p.m. Sundays and Holidays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed on
Mondays all year.
Montjuic Park. Paseo de Sta. Madrona. Tel. 423 2149 Exhibits
from Prehistoric times to the 7C, with some interesting rooms
given over to the finds from Empuries and the Balearic
culture. Magnificent collection of Roman Mosaics. Open from
9:30am - 1:30 pm and 3:30 - 7pm (except Mondays). Sundays and
Public Holidays from 10am -2pm.
Teodor Roviralta, 55 (Tibidabo Station). Tel: 212 6050. Open
from 10am - 8pm (except Mondays). Planetarium shows. Weekdays
at 1pm and 6pm. Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays every
30 minutes (Children under 4 not
admitted). Scientific film shows. Saturdays, Sundays and Public
Holidays in the morning and the afternoon.
Mentora Alsina" Experimental Physics Museum*
Tibidabo Park. Tel: 417 5734 Visits by prior arrangement.
Museum of the History of Medicine
Pasaje Mercader, 11 Tel: 216 0500 Contains a collection of
some 2,500 exhibits showing the evolution of medicine, as well
as the personal effects of the great masters
of Catalan medicine. Open Monday to Friday from 10am-1pm.
Martorell" Museum of Geology*
La Ciutadella Park. Passeig Tillers. Tel: 319 6895. Has Petrographical,
Mineralogical and Paleontological sections. Open daily except
Mondays from 10am-2pm.
La Ciutadella Park. Tel: 319 6950. Exhibition of stuffed animals
and important study collections. Open daily except Mondays
from 9am - 2pm.
Barcelona and the Sea
Located in the medieval "Reales Atarazanas" (Royal
Arsenals). Av. Drassanes. Tel: 318 3245. Contains objects and
documents relating to the history of navigation, as well as
the "Llibre del Consolat de Mar" (the
oldest legislative book on maritime law in existence). The
Cartography and Scale Model sections are of particular interest.
Open daily except Mondays from 10am-7pm.
Montcada, 15, Tel: 319 6310. The largest monographical museum
in the world containing an extraordinary collection of works
by the great painter. Open daily except Mondays from 10am-8pm.
Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Museum of Modern Art
La Ciutadella Park. Plaça de Armas. Tel: 319 5728.
Has paintings and sculptures from the end of the 18C up to
the present day. There are paintings by Fortuny, Rusiñol,
Casas, Nonell, Regoyos, Zuloaga, Sunyer, Sotomayor and Solana
as well as sculptures by Llimona, Gargallo, Hugue, Clara and
Rebull. Open daily except Mondays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Centre of Studies of Contemporary Art. Located on the hill
of Montjuic. Montjuic Park. Tel: 329 1908. This private, cultural
foundation was set up by the painter Joan Miro and has exhibition
rooms, an auditorium, a library,
a prints archive and areas set aside for artistic and other
kinds of exhibition. There are three courtyards, gardens and
upper terraces for outdoor exhibitions, as well as a permanent
exhibition of the works of Joan Miro. The white and luminous
building was the work of the architect J.L. Sert. Open daily
except Mondays from 11am- 7pm. Sundays and Public Holidays
from 10:30am - 2:30pm.
Calatrava, 27. Tel: 203 4058. Contains a collection of sculptures
by Calrá. Open daily except Mondays from 9:30am-1:30pm.
Museum of the Arts, Industry and Popular Traditions*
"Poble Espanyol" Tel: 423 6954. Contains an 18C
pharmacy and the "Casa Pallaresa" (a
reproduction of a Pyrenean farmhouse from the beginning of
this century). Visits by prior arrangement.
Located in Mount Tibidabo Amusement Park. Tel: 211 7942. An
unusual collection of automaton dolls from the beginning of
the century. Open as Amusement Park.
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri. Tel. 301 4533. Open daily
except Mondays from 11am-2pm.
Palace of Pedralbes. Tel: 280 1621. Fine collection of Spanish
and Foreign ceramics. Open daily except Mondays from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Museum of Funeral Carriages*
Sancho de Avila, 2 Tel: 484 1720. Open Monday to Friday from
9am - 2pm. Saturdays and Sundays: Visits by arrangement.
Pasaje de la Banca, 7 (at the end of La Rambla). Tel: 317
2649. Contains a collection of wax figures representing famous
people from the world of the arts, science, history, etc. Open
Monday to Friday from 10am-1:30pm and 4 to 7:30pm. Saturdays,
Sundays and Holidays from 10am - 1:30pm and 4:30 to 8:00pm.
Summer: daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Avinguda Santa Madrona. Montjuic Park. Tel: 424 6807. Contains
objects from the American Civilisation before Columbus, the
Philippines, Asia and Africa. Closed on Mondays. Open Tuesday
andThursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (24 September to 24 June)
Wednesday, Friday Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..
Museum of Barcelona Football Club
Avinguda Aristides Maillol. (Stadium). Tel: 330 9411. Explains
the clubs history and displays its trophies. Special video
shown on five screens. Includes visit to the presidential
box. Open Tuesdays to Fridays from 10am-1pm and 3-6pm. Saturdays,
Sundays and Holidays from 10am-2pm (closed on match days).
April to October: Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Holydays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed
House-cum-Museum of Gaudí.
Located in the house where Gaudi lived. Guëll Park. Next
to the Carretera del Carmel. Tel: 284 6446. Open daily except
Saturdays: October to March from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to
6 p.m. April to September 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
and 4 to 7 p.m.
Gallery of Famous Catalans*
Calle Bisbe Caçador, 3. Requesens Palace. Tel: 315
0010. Contains a collection of portraits of the great figures
of Catalan history. Visits by prior arrangement Monday to Friday
from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.(Museum of the City of Barcelona Tel: 315
Jaume I, 1 (next to the Plaça de Sant Jaume). Tel:
310 2172. Contains holograms and demonstrates holographic techniques.
Open Monday to Saturday from 10:30am-1:30pm and 5:30-8:30pm.
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Montjuic Castle Military Museum
Montjuic Castle. Tel: 329 8613. Has a valuable collection
of weapons and historical documents. Open daily except Mondays
from 9:30am to 1:30 p.m. and 3:30
p.m. to 7:30 pm.
Museum of Music*
Avinguda Diagonal, 373. Tel: 416 1157. Contains string and
wind instruments, manuscripts and personal effects of the great
musicians. Open daily except Mondays from 9am-2pm. Wednesday
5 to 8 p.m.
Palace of La Virreina. La Rambla, 99. Tel: 301 7775. Open
Monday to Friday from 9:30am- 2pm by prior arrangement.
Passeig de Gracia, 39. Tel: 216 0146. Contains a valuable
collection of scent bottles and cosmetics jars dating from
antiquity to the present day. Open Monday to Friday from 10:30
am-1:30pm and 4:30 to 8pm. Closed on Saturdays afternoon, Sundays
and Public Holidays.
Textile and Costume Museum*
Montcada, 12. Tel: 310 4516. Palace of the Marquis of Llio.
Rocamora collection. Embroidery section. Open Tuesday to Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and Holidays from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
Located in the "Monumental" Bullring. Tel: 245 5803.
It consists of two large rooms and exhibits the branding-irons
and emblems of famous stock farms, the heads of famous bulls,
a collection of posters from the past, old tickets, the suits
of famous bullfighters and "rejoneadores" (mounted
bullfighters), photographs, documents, documents, a library
and other objects relating to bullfighting in general. Open
during the bullfighting season from 10:30 am - 2pm and 4 to
7pm. On bullfighting days the museum is open in the morning
from 10am - 1pm only.
Vila Joana. Tel: 204 7805. The home of the Catalan poet Jacint
Verdaguer. Open daily except Mondays from 10 am-2pm.
* Denotes Municipal Museums. Closed to the general public
on the following days: January 1, Good Friday, Easter Monday,
May 1, June 24, and December 25 & 26.
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