Archeology Museum of Catalonia

Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya

Many buildings, which were constructed on the Montjuïc for 1929 International Exposition are still successfully used. For example, ex-pavilion of graphic arts now houses the Archeological museum, which exhibits findings made on the territory of Catalonia and some other neighboring districts in Spain. The museum has several branches in different cities of the region, for example, in Girona. It is also conducting archeological excavations in the north-eastern Catalan city of Empúries, which was the most ancient Greek settlement on the Iberian peninsula, founded in the 6th century BC. Findings from this site are now exhibited in the museum. Generally, its exposition covers the period from prehistoric times to middle ages and tells a consistent story about Phoenician, Greek, Iberian tribes, the Romans and the Visigoths, who lived on this lands, by means of ancient instruments of labor, dishes, column capitals, statues, jewelry, buckles and crosses. The highlight of the collection is a Roman mosaic, called "Three Graces". The staff of the newly renovated museum are constantly refreshing the exposition, as well as organize interesting temporary exhibitions.

Address: Passeig de Santa Madrona, 39 – 41
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 9.30 am - 7 pm, Sun and holidays 10 am - 2.30 pm, Mon closed, closed on December 25 and 26, January 1
How to reach: from metro Espanya, Poble Sec and Paral•lel on foot; from metro Espanya buses 9, 13, 27, 30, 37, 50, 57, 65, 109, 157, 165; Barcelona Bus Turístic: Red Tour (Anella Olímpica / MNAC); Bus Montjuïc Turístic: Blue Tour (12, Ciutat del Teatre); from metro Catalunya by bus 55 to Pg. de l’Exposició-Santa Madrona
Coordinates: 41.369756, 2.157673