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Museu del Modernisme

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Address: C/ Balmes 48, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 932 72 28 96
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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The new Museu del Modernisme opened in 2010. It is housed in a former...

The new Museu del Modernisme opened in 2010. It is housed in a former textile factory in the centre of Barcelona, and offers visitors the chance to enjoy a cultural centre dedicated exclusively to modernista art.

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We found this museum extremely interesting and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys skilful craftsmanship. It was a great find even though it was a small museum it had fabulous... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2015
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

We found this museum extremely interesting and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys skilful craftsmanship. It was a great find even though it was a small museum it had fabulous pieces on display.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

This is a small museum on a street parallel to the main road, but walking there from Casa Battilo gives sites of many modernist buildings, pause by open doorways to see private hallways there are many fabulous ones we saw and probable many more that we did not. The museum itself is in a lovely building and the pieces are... More 

Thank Ian W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

This is a tiny museum and well worth a visit. It is located not far from Passeig de Gracia. In addition to some paintings and sculpture, the museum contains some wonderful home furnishings (chairs, hat racks, tables, etc.) from the Modernisme period, including some Gaudi pieces. It is possible to closely examine the craftsmanship of the pieces from that area.... More 

Thank Jackey911
Kew Gardens, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

This museum is in a good location - not far from some landmark Modernisme buildings. The collection is very striking. Anyone who appreciates Art Nouveau should go to the museum. The best pieces are perhaps the furniture, but they are good representations of paintings, ceramics and glass.

Thank dnvpaul
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

This is a small museum which saved me from being overwhelmed by choice - and wearied by traipsing miles of corridors! What is on display gives a great flavour of the distinctive style and superb craftsmanship of Barcelona's modernisme movement. Not expensive and easy to reach from Plaça de Catalunya.

Thank Richard N
Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

This museum could've been much more of an experience if it had been housed in a more suitable building. When you see the building from outside you think - wow! But the actual museum is only on the ground floor and basement. Although there are a lot of ítems on display, the furniture would have had a lot more impact... More 

Thank Robert C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

If you like the Modern Stile (Modernisme, Jugendstil) this museum is your place. Sculptures, furniture, paintings - all of the best, all of Catalunya. With two floors this museum is not very big, but to watch all you will need at least one hour, better reserve two. It is definitely worthwhile to visit this place which is just 5 minutes... More 

Thank Max N
Samarate, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

I don't like "design", so you normally wouldn't find me in a museum full of chairs and tables and cupboards, but be it the whole Modernist atmosphere of Barcelona or be it the actual magnificence of the objects displayed there, I was fascinated with the exhibition of this museum. You can find many "design" objects, including some by Gaudí, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

we just dropped in by chance and found out that the museum was gratis on our barcelona card - wonderful examples of the moderisme, furniture and jewelry - just like our jugendstil in germany. I loved it and we were nearly the only visitors - it was late afternoon.

Thank h_p_voss
Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

The museum has an excellent collection of Modernist furniture and household items. It also has some reasonable collection of paintings and sculpture. Several important modernism figures are well represented with their work. Small, no crowds, self-service coffee. Provides good understanding of modernisme as a movement.

Thank Sylvanian

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Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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