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Museu d’Història de Catalunya

Museum of Catalan history in the center of Barcelona

March 27th, 2019
Paraskevi Stringa, News from Berlin

The Museu d'Història de Catalunya impressively displays the history of Catalonia from the Stone Age to the present day. It is located on Old Port (Port Vell), on the edge of the district Barceloneta and Barri Gotic in Barcelona, Spain.

This museum offers to visitors a journey back in time through the history of Catalonia in the time through the history of Catalonia from the prehistory of Catalonia up until the end of the 20th century, explaining the political, social, economical and cultural evolution of Catalonia. It is housed in the Palau del Mar. The structure was initially built as a warehouse at the end of the 19th century and is the only building which wasn’t demolished in the old port in Barcelona. On the roof of the museum building is a large terrace with a café. From there, you have a magnificent view of the Port Vell with Imax and Aquarium. This alone is almost worth the visit.

At the Olympic Games in 1992 the building was renovated and expanded and the Museu d’Historia de Catalunya moved to new premises. In the museum no significant findings are discovered, but the presentation is very modern and includes impressive multimedia, providing visitors with a very good overview of the history of Catalonia.

The focus of the permanent exhibition at the Museu d'Història de Catalunya is the time of the hunters and gatherers, the rule of the Iberians, the age of the Romans and Middle ages, and the time of the suppression of the Catalan culture under the Franco dictatorship. In addition to the permanent exhibition, there are also temporary exhibitions, focused on the the individual periods of Catalan history and so much in the overall concept of the museum’s nice introduction.

References

Berlin Global, News from Berlin