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Museu del Temple Expiatori de La Sagrada Familia

This museum is housed within one of Spain’s most famous tourist attractions – the Sagrada Familia, which was started in 1882 by architect Gaudi.

You can visit the Museu del Temple Expiatori de La Sagrada Familia which gives details about the history and development of the Sagrada Familia and also gives fascinating insights into Gaudi himself.

The museum also shows the stonemasons at work. A visit to the museum gives a unique experience where the photographs of the development of the Sagrada Familia from its beginning until the present day capture our attention. There is also a model of the Sagrada Familia depicting what it will look like once it's completed.

La Pedrera

La Pedrera is a magnificent building in the city of Barcelona which is also known as Casa Milà. It was built for Roger Segimon de Milà and is located at 92, Passeig de Gràcia, in Barcelona.

La Pedrera, meaning the quarry in Catalan, was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1905 to 1907.

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Being one of the most unusual museums in the world, the building appears to be made from liquid where the walls create an illusion as if it is moving like waves. It is an example of Gaudi's genius imagination which is the 2nd most visited museum in Barcelona after the Sagrada Familia.

Originally built as an apartment building, La Pedrera’s tenants were unwilling to hire the rooms as the walls were in irregular shapes and they were obviously concerned that their furniture would not fit. Today, La Pedrera stands as one of the most important museums in Barcelona and also houses renaissance drawings and a collection of modern art paintings.

The Museu Maritim Museum

The Museu Maritim museum of Barcelona has built up a major group of collections that are illustrative of the Catalan seafaring culture. In 1985, the ‘Master Plan for the Reform and Restoration of the Shipyards’ was suggested and initialized and with the expertise of the architects like Esteve and Robert Terrades, the plans the main objective was the comprehensive restoration of the monumental complex.

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Additionally, a major cultural center in the royal shipyards was created especially to uphold a full range of activities related to the sea and sailing. The museum exists within the walls of the Spanish royal dockyards and has increased in size from 4000m² to a massive 10000m² in the last 50 years. It has now become one of the most important institutions of its kind in Spain and also one of the world’s finest maritime museums.

The Archaeology Museum of Catalonia (MAC)

The Archaeology Museum of Catalonia exhibits significant archaeological relics that illustrate the history and life form of Catalonia and its surroundings during the prehistoric and ancient historic eras.

The main area of the museum is positioned in the Palace of Graphic Arts, which was built in Montjuïc in Barcelona. Collections at the museum are organized in chronological and geographic order that represents the roots of Catalonia’s origin, from the first inhabitants through until the Middle Ages.

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