Museu d’Història de Catalunya

The Museum of the History of Catalonia in Barcelona is a must-see for anyone interested in the region's rich history. The museum was inaugurated in 1996 and is located in the port, in a spectacular modern building that combines materials such as glass and steel.

The museum's main aim is to present the history of Catalonia in a clear and accessible way, using a wide variety of techniques and media to do so. From the prehistoric origins of the region to the present day, the museum covers all aspects of Catalonia's history, including its art, culture, politics and economy.

One of the museum's main attractions is its permanent exhibition, which covers the history of the region from prehistoric times to the 21st century. The exhibition is organised into different sections covering different historical periods and themes, such as prehistory, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the War of Independence and the Spanish Civil War. Each section is designed to provide a complete and detailed overview of the relevant period, with numerous objects, documents and multimedia to help the visitor understand the history of the region.

In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum also organises temporary exhibitions on specific topics related to history. These temporary exhibitions are usually very interesting and often present new perspectives on well-known historical events.

Another distinctive feature of the museum is its location. It is located in the port of Barcelona, a very lively and bustling area. From the museum you can enjoy spectacular views of the harbour and the sea, making it an ideal place to visit on a sunny day.

The museum also has a restaurant and gift shop, where visitors can enjoy local cuisine and buy souvenirs of their visit to the museum.

Contact details

Plaça de Pau Vila, 3, Barcelona

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 7pm. Wednesday, from 10am to 8pm. Sunday and holidays, from 10am to 2.30pm. | Closed: 1st and 6th January, 1st May, 25th and 26th December.

How to get there


V17, H14, D20, V15, V13, 39, 45, 51, 59 i 120

Get In Touch

Mestre Enric Morera 25, 08339 Vilassar de Dalt, Barcelona


Phone:  +34 937 53 27 08

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Phone: +34 937 53 27 08