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Barcelona: Museums

Barcelona: Tours & Sightseeing National Museum of Art of Catalunya (MNAC) Foto
Located on the on the Montju´c hill, it hosts Catalan art (sculpture, painting, drawing, engraving, posters, photography and coinage) from the Romanesque period to mid-twentieth century. Most remarkable are the works from the Catalonian Romanesque and Gothic, a fine collection of mural paintings and wood-carvings, and an exposition of Spanish and European Baroque art.

Museum Frederic MarÚs
"Plaša Sant Iu, 3-5", open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday and Holidays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sculptures from 12th to 17th century.

Museum in the Cathedral The best of Barcelona in 4 days
Open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Gothic religious art and paintings of Catalonian school.

Museum in the Monastery of Pedralbes
"Baixada Monestir, 9", open workdays and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday and Holidays closed.

Picasso Museum Photo
"Montcada, 15", open Tuesday to Saturday and Holidays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday closed.
Important collection of works of the great artist.

Museum of Modern Art
"Parque de la Ciutadella. Plaza de Armas", open daily except Tuesday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Paintings and sculptures from 17th century until today. Specially remarkable are the works of Fortuny, Russi˝ol, Casas, Zuloaga, Sunyer, Solana, and the "Harlekin" of Picasso.

Fundacio Joan Mirˇ Photo
"Montju´c. Plaza de Nept˙", open Tue, Wed, Fr 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thu 11 a.m. to 9.30 p.m., Holidays 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
Private collection of the famous artist, includes exhibitions of his works, a library, an auditorium and regular additional performances.

CaixaForum
Montju´c. Av. Marques de Comillas 6-8
Located in a former textile factory designed by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, with a new main entrance designed by Arata Isozaki. It has an important collection of Contemporary Art (Beuys, Anish Kapoor, Tony Cragg, Juan UslÚ, etc) as well as visiting exhibitions (DalÝ, Rodin, Freud, Turner, Fragonard, Hogarth, etc).

Museum of Ceramic
"Palacio de Pedralbes", open Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday closed.

Museum of Decorative Arts
"Av. Diagonal, 686", open Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday closed.
Outrageous collection of tapestry and other objects of art.

Poble Espanyol
Located at the Montjuich-mountain, the Poble Espanyol is an open air architecture museum, showcasing on a surface of 49.000 sqm.mtrs. 117 buildings in original size. This huge exposition documents the history and cultural diversity of Spain. Also, there are some 40 artists who demonstrate to the public how glass, ceramics and jewellery, among others, are produced. The Poble Espanyol can be visited daily.

Fundaciˇn Fran Daurel
In Poble Espanyol, Avda MarquÚs de Comillas 13. A private collection whith over 300 works of Spanisch artists, among them DalÝ, Picasso, Barcelˇ, Mirˇ and TÓpies. In addition to this, there are frequently temporal expositions. There are also some 30 sculptures to be seen in the garden.

Museum of Holography
"Jaume I., Plaša de Sant Jaume", open Monday to Saturday 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 5.30 to 8.30 p.m., Sunday and Holidays closed.

Archaeological Museum
"Montju´c. Paseo de Santa Madrona", open Monday to Saturday 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 3.30 to 7 p.m., Sunday and Holidays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Collection of objects from prehistorical times until 7th century, specially important are the expositions of Balearic culture and Roman mosaics.

Ethnological Museum
"Montju´c. Paseo de Santa Madrona", open Mon, Thu 10 a.m. to 7 p.m, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Interesting objects from precolumbian America, Philippines, Asia and Africa.

Museum of the History of Barcelona
"Casa Clariana PadellÓs. Plaša del Rei", open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m, Sunday and Holidays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; July, August, September 10 a.m. to 8 p.m..
Barcelona's political history and its popular tradition are exhibited in three floors. In the cellar there are remains of Roman fortifications.

Gallery of Important Catalonians
"C. Bisbe Cašador, 3. Palacio Requensens", open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Collection of portraits of important personalities.

GaudÝ Museum
"Parque GŘell", open daily 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.
In this house lived the great architect from 1906 to 1925.

Verdaguer Museum
"Vallvidrera. Finca Vila Joana", open Tuesday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In this house lived the poet Verdaguer.

Museum of Science
"Teodoro Roviralta, 55", open daily except Monday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., visit of the Planetarium. 11.05, 12.00, 12.45, 1.30, 2.05, 4.05, 5.00, 5.45, 6.30 and 7.05.

Geological Museum
"Parque de la Citadella", open daily except Monday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Zoological Museum
"Parque de la Ciutadella", open daily except Monday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Botanical Gardens
"Parque de Montjuic. Av. Muntanyans".

Museum of the History of Medicine
"Pasaje Mercade, 11", open Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Maritime Museum
"Porta de la Pau", open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Important collection about the history of navigation, including such famous documents like "El Libre del Consolat de Mar" and the oldest known codification of maritime laws. The museum is located in a medieval building.

Wax Figures Museum
"Pasaje de la Blanca, 7", open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 4 to 7.30 p.m, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 4.30 to 8 p.m.
Wax figures of famous personalities.

Bullfight Museum
"Plaza de Toros Monumental",open daily 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. during the bullfighting epoch, days of a "corrida" 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dresses of famous toreros, historical documents and other objects from the world of bullfighting.

Museum of Music
"Av. Diagonal, 373", open daily 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday and Wednesday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Historical instruments, partitures, and other reminds to great musicians.

Perfume Museum
"Passeig de Grßcia, 39", open Monday to Friday 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 4.30 to 8 p.m., Saturday 4.30 to 8 p.m., Sunday and Holidays closed.

Museum of Textile and Industry
"Montcada, 12", open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday and Holidays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday closed.

Slot-Machines Museum
In the amusement-park of "Tibidabo".

Funeral Museum
"Sancho de Avila, 2", open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday and Holidays after previous confirmation.

Museum of Shoes
"Plaša de Sant Felip Neri", open daily except Monday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Museum of the Soccer-Club of Barcelona
"Av. ArÝstides Maillol", open November to March: Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.

Pavilion Mies van der Rohe
Montju´c. Av. Francesc Ferrer i GuÓrdia 7". Open from 10.00 to 20.00h.
German Pavilion, designed for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition. The Pavilion exhibits the Barcelona Chair, also designed by Mies van der Rohe, along with a bronze reproduction of Georg Kolbeĺs sculpture Morning.

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