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The largest museum in Barcelona includes several components, each of which can be considered an independent cultural and educational institution. It is interesting that the museum began to take shape, thanks to a happy occasion, as a result of which the most ancient city buildings of ancient times were opened under Plaza del Rey.
The museum complex, consisting of the Padella house, the royal palace and the underground exhibition, includes the following collections:
1. Padella House - this is where the museum’s ticket office, souvenir shop and audio guide issuing center are located, which will help you navigate the long aisles, halls, and courtyards of the complex. There are also rooms for temporary exhibitions, urban plans for the city, the origins of the settlement, as well as an audiovisual presentation. Then visitors have the opportunity to visit the underground exhibition.
2. Dungeon - an exposition devoted to the life of the ancient city, a laundry and a craft workshop, a distillery, a Visigoth church, a bishop's house of the 6th century.
3. Royal Palace - the exposition is dedicated to the medieval history of the city, Moorish rule, Carolingian era.
Entrance ticket will cost 7 euros. The museum’s working hours are normal (10-20 hours), on Monday and all state and church holidays (Easter, Christmas).
Near the Plaza del Rey there is an opportunity to visit the ruins of the Temple of Augustus.
A feature of this repository of antiquities, the archive of Barcelona life over two thousand years, is the democratic accessibility of exhibits. The organizers do not hide the treasures of Barcelona from the audience behind the glass. Many artifacts can be touched. The museum is actively educating. If lectures seem boring to you, then theatrical dungeon tours will no doubt please.
In addition, the city museum includes:
1. Villa Juan - the house-museum of Jacint Verdaghe, the great Catalan poet.
2. Entertainment Park Guell. The creation of the great Gaudi in an area of 17 hectares. Everything is interesting here - walking alleys, mosaic sculptures, residential buildings, even administration houses, intricate arbors and secluded corners. You can spend in the park all day. Park hours vary by season. In the summer - from 8 to 21.30. In the winter from 8.30 to 18.00. Entrance ticket - 8 euros (if you buy on the park's website, you can save). Discounts for children, senior citizens. It is better to get on a tourist bus, because from the Lesseps metro station you will have to walk quite a large piece.
The city still has many objects that are in the area of responsibility of the city museum. Most of them are available year-round at any time. While walking through the historical part of the city, a sign with the letters MUHBA constantly catches your eye. This means that nearby there is something special and interesting that the city museum has prepared for the guests of Barcelona.