MUSEUM OF THE CITY’S HISTORY (MUHBA)
plaça de Pau Vila, 3
Phone 932 254 700
Visiting this interesting museum, you will have the chance to get to know better the city of Barcelona. You will walk on glass panelledcol floors that allow to observe the old Roman Barcino of the 1st B.C. or you can follow a curious and didactic route to go into the high Middle ages.
LA SANTA CREU I SANTA EULALIA CATHEDRAL
(The cathedral of Barcelona)
plaça de la Seu, s/nº
Phone 933 428 262
One of the Catalan Gothic monuments, with three naves and one apse. It has a recent façade of the 19th century and it was built between the 13th and the 15th century where a Paleo-Christian and a Roman cathedral had been built. The cathedral is one of the most important symbol of the city. The entrance is free, except from 13 to 17 p.m.
carrer de Montcada, 15-23
Phone 932 563 000
It is the reference centre of the education period of Pablo Ruiz Picasso. It houses more than 4000 works of the artist.
LES CULTURES DEL MON MUSEUM
carrer de Montcada, 12
Phone 932 562 300
It is located in the Gothic buildings of Nadal and Marqués de Llió and is dedicated to cultural and artistic diversity of Africa, Asia, America and Oceania. Closed on Monday and on the first Sunday of each month, free entrance every day.
SANTA MARIA DEL MAR CHURCH
plaça de Santa Maria, 1
Phone 933 102 390
It is one of the most emblematic temple of the authentic Catalan Gothic style. It was built between 1329 and 1383 thanks to the work of the two main foremen Berenguer de Montagut and Ramón Despuig, who gave the spaciousness to the church and created the top rose window and the impressive columns. The entrance is probably free, since it is a popular church built by parishioners.
COLUMNS OF AUGUSTO’S TEMPLE
(Centro excursionista de Catalunya)
carrer Paradís, 10
Phone 933 152 311
While you are walking around the centre, you can enjoy the quick visit the fourth columns of Augusto Roman temple. They are the only remains of the original temple that is a thousand years old. A millstone in front of it shows the highest point of the Roman city, the Táber mount.
CASA DE L’ARDIACA
carrer de Santa Llúcia, 1
In the 12th century this building was built as the residence of the church hierarchy of the Archdeacons. It was renovated in the 15th century and today it is the venue for the Historic Archive of the city. In the Corpus Christi day, during the month of May, you can watch the curious Catalan tradition of “l’ou com balla”, according to which an egg dances on the top of the courtyard’s fountains. Very close to thePia Almoina and the centre cívic Pati LLimona (carrer de Regomir, 3), an ideal place to drink a tea and to relax for a while.
MIBA. IDEAS AND INVENTIONS MUSEUM OF BARCELONA
carrer Ciutat, 7
Phone 933 327 930
Let your imagination be free visiting this space that has three main areas: the Reflexionarium, the Espacio Absurdo and the Sociedad limitada. It is full of creative objects and inventions for all the family. Closed on Monday.
MOTORBIKE’S MUSEUM OF BARCELONA
carrer de la Palla, 10
Phone 933 186 584
Located in the ground floor of the Sant Felip Neri convent, this is a curious space with a selection of motorbikes’ models from the year 1905 to 2010. It also has a shop with outstanding products and a selection of books about the world of two wheels.
FREDERIC MARÈS MUSEUM
plaça de Sant Iu, 5
Phone 932 563 500
This museum houses the collections of Hispanic sculpture that the sculptor Frederic Marès assembled and donated to the city. Some of his works are preserved also in the library and the collector’s studio houses thousands of the objects, most of them of the 19th century.