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Visit to the History Museum of Catalonia

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The Museum of History of Catalonia has large images and explanatory text in Catalan, Spanish and English

I have been living in the Barceloneta neighborhood for about three years in front of the Palau de Mar, a beautiful building that today houses the Catalonia History Museum. I have been with the idea of ​​visiting the museum for a while and I was already in a hurry to pass in front of him every day and postpone the visit for later.

Finally, the reason that pushed me inside came indirectly. One good Saturday my 4-month-old son decided at 7 in the morning that he didn't want to sleep anymore and after the bottle we took the usual morning walk of the weekend. On this occasion, instead of walking along the coast of Barceloneta or the streets of Born we set out to learn from the generations that precede us and finally we enter the Museum of History of Catalonia with the great phrase and purpose of Isaac Newton in mind:

If I have managed to see further, it has been because I have risen to the shoulders of giants.

The first labor demands of the early twentieth century

The Museum is located in the Palau de Mar, the former General Warehouses of Commerce of the Port of Barcelona, ​​built at the end of the 19th century. At the end of the last century it was rebuilt to house and publicize the history of Catalonia and offers a modern structure with three floors plus a wonderful terrace.

When you enter the museum do not miss the main floor where temporary exhibitions are usually installed. I recommend that you leave this area for last. The usual tour starts on the second floor and there are ramps and elevators facilitating the work to visitors with reduced mobility.

Staging of a house in the Middle Ages

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