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Flag of CataloniaBarcelona - Museums & Galleries

Medieval Art

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

Cathedral Museum

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. Closed: Mondays


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 exhibits relating 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.

Archaeological Museum

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.


Science Museum

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.

Zoological Museum*

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

Maritime Museum

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.

Contemporary Art

Picasso Museum*

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.

Miro Foundation

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.

Clara Museum*

Calatrava, 27. Tel: 203 4058. Contains a collection of sculptures by Calrá. Open daily except Mondays from 9:30am-1:30pm.

Other Museums

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.

Automaton Museum

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.

Footwear Museum

Plaça de Sant Felip Neri. Tel. 301 4533. Open daily except Mondays from 11am-2pm.

Ceramica Museum*

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.

Wax Museum

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.

Ethnological Museum*

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 on Sundays.

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 1111).

Holographical Museum

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.

Postal Museum*

Palace of La Virreina. La Rambla, 99. Tel: 301 7775. Open Monday to Friday from 9:30am- 2pm by prior arrangement.

Perfume Museum

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.

Bullfighting Museum

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.

Vedraguer Museum*

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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