What to do and see in Province of Barcelona, Catalonia: The Best History Museums

June 21, 2021 Kandra Bartel

Barcelona (Catalan: [bəɾsəˈɫonə], Spanish: [barθeˈlona]) is a province of eastern Spain, in the center of the autonomous community of Catalonia. The province is bordered by the provinces of Tarragona, Lleida, and Girona, and by the Mediterranean Sea. Its area is 7,733 km². 5,540,925 people live in the province, of whom about 30% (1,621,537) live within the administrative limits of the city of Barcelona, which itself is contained in the Barcelona metropolitan area.
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1. Museo Episcopal de Vic

Plaza Bisbe Oliba 3, 08500, Vic Spain +34 938 86 93 60 [email protected] http://www.museuepiscopalvic.com/
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5.0 based on 149 reviews

Museo Episcopal de Vic

The Episcopal Museum of Vic (MEV), founded in 1891, houses a magnificent collection of medieval art with paintings and sculpture from the Catalan Romanesque and Gothic periods. The collections of precious metals, textiles, wrought ironwork, glass and ceramics offer a comprehensive journey through the history of liturgical and decorative art in Catalonia. This highly prized collection, including over 29,000 pieces, is exhibited in a new building on a site adjoining the cathedral, equipped with state-of-the-art exhibition facilities. Due to the exceptional interest of the museum's collections, in 2001 the museum was declared a museum of national interest by the Government of Catalonia.

Reviewed By Mmarymomm - Pleasanton, United States

This museum was probably the best thing we saw on our entire three week trip. First we viewed an excellent collection of early ivories and then the section with all the medieval art. It is in such good condition! There are painted panels, sculptures, and even a wooden deposition group! We used the audio tour but the further you get away from the main desk the more difficult it is to get reception. The person staffing the front desk was very helpful and added to our excellent opinion of the museum.

2. Masia d'en Cabanyes

Cami Ral, s/n, 08800 Vilanova i la Geltru Spain +34 938 11 57 15 https://www.facebook.com/MasiadenCabanyes/
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5.0 based on 6 reviews

Masia d'en Cabanyes

3. Museo Palacio Mercader

Ctra. de l'Hospitalet, s/n, 08940 Cornella de Llobregat Spain +34 933 77 00 25 http://www.cornella.cat/es/MuseuPalauMercader.asp
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5.0 based on 5 reviews

Museo Palacio Mercader

4. Museu Nacional de la Ciencia i la Tecnica de Catalunya

Rambla d'Egara 270, 08221 Terrassa Spain +34 937 36 89 66 [email protected] http://www.mnactec.cat/
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4.5 based on 234 reviews

Museu Nacional de la Ciencia i la Tecnica de Catalunya

Through former industrial textile manufacturing spaces and the spectacular architecture of this Modernist building the museum shows the evolution of scientific and technological advances in Catalonia, paying special attention to their industrial application and their effect on society.

5. Torre de l'Amo de Viladomiu Nou

Viladomiu Nou Colonia de Viladomiu Nou, 08680 Gironella Spain +34 938 22 15 00 http://www.elbergueda.cat
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Torre de l'Amo de Viladomiu Nou

6. Colonia Vidal

Carretera C-16 Km. 78 Plaza Purisima S/N, 08692 Puig-reig Spain +34 938 29 04 58 http://www.museucoloniavidal.org
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Colonia Vidal

7. L'Enrajolada, Casa Museo Santacana

Carrer de l'Aigua, 1, 08760 Martorell Spain +34 937 75 07 95 http://museus.martorell.cat/
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

L'Enrajolada, Casa Museo Santacana

8. Museu de Montserrat

08199 Monistrol de Montserrat Spain +34 938 77 77 45 [email protected]
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Museu de Montserrat

9. Palau de Maricel

Calle Fonollar, s/n, 08870 Sitges Spain +34 938 94 03 64 [email protected] http://museusdesitges.cat/es/museo/palau-de-maricel/palau-de-maricel
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Palau de Maricel

The Maricel Palace is one of the most emblematic buildings in Sitges. Forming part of Maricel's artistic ensemble, also receives the name of Maricel de Terra as a differentiation from the museum also known as Maricel de Mar. The Gold Room, the Blue Room, the Chapel Room, the Ship's Room, Terraces or the Cloister, enjoying a splendid view over the Mediterranean, are the main areas that make up the Palace. With a markedly "Noucentista" style, the different rooms are distinguished by a unique decor stressing its character. The Palau currently has a triple function: firstly, as a place that holds very important institutional and cultural events of the utmost importance in the civic and cultural life of Sitges, such as concerts, lectures or presentations. Secondly, some of the areas host events of organizations and companies that rent its use, as well as civil marriages.

10. Museu de la Colonia Sedo d'Esparreguera

Carrer Continues, s/n, 08292 Esparreguera Spain +34 937 89 22 44 [email protected] http://museucoloniasedo.cat/ca/home
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Museu de la Colonia Sedo d'Esparreguera

The Sedó Colony stands out from other cotton industry colonies for its size and use of a hydraulic system which made the best possible use of hydraulic power. The visit includes an audiovisual display of the model of the colony as well as a chance to go inside the waterpipe of the turbine.

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