Museu d’Història de la Immigració de Catalunya

Museu d’Història de la Immigració de Catalunya information

Location
Barcelona , Spain
Address
Carretera de Mataró 124
Telephone
+34 93 381 26 06
Getting there
Metro: Verneda
More information
www.mhic.net
Opening hours
10am-2pm & 5-8pm Tue-Sat
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Dedicated to the history of immigration in Catalonia, this small museum contains a display of photos, text (in Catalan) and various documents and objects that recall the history of immigration to Catalonia from the 19th century on. The star attraction is a wagon of the train (parked outside) known as El Sevillano, which in the 1950s trundled between Andalucía and Catalonia, jammed with migrants on an all-stops trip that often lasted more than 30 hours!

There’s also an engaging video with images of migrant life decades ago and today. The museum resides in the former country house, Can Serra, which is now surrounded by light industry, ring roads and warehouses.