Catalonia's History Museum

History Museum Barcelona
The History Museum of Catalonia is located in the old building of Palau del Mar, former seat dedicated to the sea trade activity.

It is located at Passeig de Borbó Street , where you'll see the harbour and the mountain of Montjuïc as a background, as well as the beach of La Barceloneta extended at the very end of the avenue.

This seafront side of Barcelona is full of bars and restaurants, where you can taste the best fresh fish and seafood specialities.

This center is not dedicated to artworks, it does not contain any artistic piece . It is a fundamentally and educational museum , understandably explaining the history and origins of the Spanish region Catalonia, having Barcelona as the capital city.

The value of the museum is its historical content , we recommend a visit if you want to learn more about the history of Catalonia and come to a better understanding of our culture.

It has four floors organized chronologically , talking about of the past and present of Catalonia, from prehistory to the early 80s of the XX century. You will find here various objects, tools used by early settlers as well as reproductions of their houses and clothes, their way of life...documents and visual explanations of their culture.

Undoubtedly, this is a very complete , very interesting and educational center , although it can be too specific . Their facilities are very large, so a complete visit will take you a while . Keep this in mind if you have short  time during your stay Barcelona.

  • How to get there
  • Tickets Catalonia's History Museum
  • Guided Tour


Palau de Mar
Plaça de Pau Vila 3
08003 Barcelona

Public transport:

Metro: L4, Barceloneta stop
Buses 14, 17, 19, 36, 39, 40, 45, 51, 57, 59, 64 i 157
Train: Estacio de França


Tuesday to Saturday from 10 to 19 h.
Wednesday, 10 to 20 h.
Sundays and holidays from 10 to 14.30 h.
Mondays except holidays, closed.
Closed 25 and 26 December, 1 and 6 January.
* The first Sunday of every month the museum admission is free for everyone.

Admission fees

General admission: € 4
Reduced Admission: 3 €
(Youth aged 7 to 18, students, pensioners and unemployed).

* Free Entry:
Fisrt Sunday of each month. Check Free Museums section to learn more.
Over 65 years, children under 7 years old, disabled people.

Your guide Barcelona Guided Tour

The guided tour of the Museu d'Historia de Catalunya we offer in Barcelona Your Guide is a complete tour of the museum, walking thoroug the museum dedicated to the history of the region Catalonia, with help of an expert official local tour guide.

You can choose the date that best suits your needs, how much you want your guided tour to last and the language that interests you. See our section tailor-made ​​routes, there you will find all information about our tours, and you can request your budget.

Guided tours Museu d'Historia de Catalunya

Guided tours offered by the museum can be made both to the Museum and the temporary exhibitions.
Reservation in advance: 
Phone: 93 225 42 44.
Telephone hours:
Monday to Friday from 9 to 14h and from 15.30 to 17:30.