Museu Egipci

Museu Egipci information

Location
Barcelona , Spain
Address
Carrer de València 284
Telephone
+34 93 488 01 88
Getting there
Metro: Passeig de Gràcia
More information
www.museuegipci.com
Prices
adult/senior & student €11/8
Opening hours
10am-8pm Mon-Sat, to 2pm Sun
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Hotel magnate Jordi Clos has spent much of his life collecting ancient Egyptian artefacts, brought together in this private museum. It’s divided into different thematic areas (the Pharaoh, religion, funerary practices, mummification, crafts etc) and boasts an interesting variety of exhibits.

There are statuary, funereal implements and containers, jewellery (including a fabulous golden ring from around the 7th century BC), ceramics, and even a bed made of wood and leather. In the basement is an exhibition area and library, displaying volumes including original editions of works by Carter, the Egyptologist who led the Tutankhamen excavations. On the rooftop terrace is a pleasant cafe.