The Museum of the History of Catalonia takes visitors on an interactive journey through the past of this fascinating region, from prehistoric times to the present day.
The Museum is housed in the Palau de Mar, a 19th century general stores building whose design was inspired by English port buildings of the 1800s. Today it stands as the last remaining building from Barcelona’s old industrial port, restored in preparation for the 1992 Olympic Games.
The Museum displays artifacts, documents, historical objects, and audiovisual materials that explore the different periods in Catalonian history, creating a unique space in which to explore and debate history, learn from the past, and engage with the city on multiple levels. In addition to its historical collections, the Museum’s privileged location in the Old Port of Barcelona grants viewers an amazing vista of the city and a totally unique perspective on the zone’s present and past iterations.