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The history of Catalonia at your feet

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Close to the World Trade Center –just 15 minutes on foot—is the History Museum of Catalonia, one of Barcelona’s most emblematic museums, which is of great strategic and cultural importance to Catalonia as a whole.


The History Museum of Catalonia, or MHC as it’s commonly known, was founded in 1996 to exhibit and disseminate the history of Catalonia. Covering an exhibition area of over 4,000 m2, the museum features an extensive collection of historical objects, settings and recreations designed to narrate the history of the Catalan people using visual museum designs that combine form and function to make you the central player in an exciting interactive experience that you’re sure to find fascinating.
The museum also features temporary exhibitions and organises cultural events, guided visits and workshops for general public, students and families alike.

The museum is housed in the Palacio del Mar, which was built at the end of the 19th century as a port warehouse and has now become of the city’s leading culinary attractions. On the fourth floor of the museum is Restaurante 1881, featuring Mediterranean cuisine and a large terrace that affords splendid, unique views of the Barcelona skyline.

The building’s lower floors also house a full range of culinary delights in seafood restaurants that also form part of the city’s history.


If you fancy visiting the museum, you can do so at half price by clicking on this link and downloading a 2x1 ticket. It’s well worth a visit!

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