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Barcelona Ethnological Museum in Montjuïc mountain

The Ethnological Museum in Montjuïc is a collection of about 70,000 items of cultural heritage from Catalunya and includes items from former Spanish colonies

Updated: May 21, 2024 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 1.2k

About Barcelona Ethnological Museum Montjuïc

The Barcelona Ethnological Museum is an amalgamation of two societies, the Museum of Industries and the Popular Arts and the Foundation and development of the Ethnological and Colonial Museum.

In 1962 both organisations united to form one museum. In 1973 the museum moved into the current modern purpose built museum space in Montjuïc.

The museum consists of three floors of exhibition space. The ground floor is a large room filled of displays of mostly small items such as figurines, pottery, glassware, carvings, religious artefacts and small paintings. The first floor is dedicated to larger displays of recreations of scenes such as fishing, farming, light industry (weaving, ironmongery) filled with artefacts related to those scenes. The second floor is for temporary exhibitions and contemporary artefacts from the 20th century in Barcelona.

Visiting Barcelona Ethnological Museum Montjuïc

This is the Montjuïc location for the Barcelona Ethnological Museum with the main museum being located in Barcelona Montcada Street, in Born, near the Picasso Museum.

Barcelona Ethnological Museum Tickets:

Tickets can be purchased online from the official website and are valid for the Montjuïc Ethnological Museum and the Montcada Street Ethnological Museum.

Equally, tickets can be purchased in the ticket office that closes 30 minutes before the museum closing time.

What to take with you for Barcelona Ethnological Museum Montjuïc

Most museums ask you to deposit rucksacks and large bags in the locker area. Museums that do not have lockers do not allow entry with large bags but normally allow people inside with small handbags and 10L rucksacks.

Don't forget headphones for the audio guide.

bicycle anchorage at the door of the Parc Montjuïc Ethnological Museum. The site has lift access to all floors so pushchairs are OK. Other bulky items may have to be left in reception.

Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual € 5.00 16-29 years, Over 65, 3.50 Euros Child T-familiar FREE For under 16 YearsGroup/Family Ticket? o, but see guided tours section of website if visiting as a group.Notes FREE every Sunday after 15h.Free Entry? Every Sunday 15:00h to 19:30h, First Sunday of every month 10:00h to 19:30h, 12 February, 16 & 18 May, 24 September

Getting to Barcelona Ethnological Museum Montjuïc

Address: Passeig de Santa Madrona 16, Barcelona. 08038

The Montjuïc Ethnological Museum is to the left side of the MNAC museum so can easily be walked from plaça España.

The Museum can also be walked from Montjuïc funicular superior station. Additionally the TMB 55 bus stops outside the museum.

Map of Barcelona Ethnological Museum Montjuïc


Latitute: 41.4 Longitude: 2.2 Zoom Level: 11

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