Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya
This archaeology museum, housed in what was the Graphic Arts palace during the 1929 World Exhibition, covers Catalonia and cultures from...
Mirador del Palau Nacional
If you don't visit the MNAC, you should at least admire the view from the plaza out the front.
Jardins de Joan Maragall
Near the Estadi Olímpic, make a detour to explore the lovely but little visited Jardins de Joan Maragall. Lush lawns, ornamental...
Housed in the magnificent former Palau de l’Agricultura building on Montjuïc (opposite the Museu d’Arqueologia) and consisting of two...
La Font del Gat
Set on the edge of the Jardins de Laribal, La Font del Gat has a lovely and spacious terrace dotted with orange trees and surrounded by...
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Museu Etnològic information
Barcelona’s ethnology museum presents an intriguing permanent collection that delves into the rich heritage of Catalunya. Exhibits cover origin myths, religious festivals, folklore, and the blending of the sacred and the secular (along those lines, don't miss the Nativity scene with that quirky Catalan character el caganer , aka 'the crapper').
The collection also has instruments and archive images of traditional dances from the Catalan Pyrenees, plus accoutrements of bygone days showcasing the region's blacksmiths, winemakers, weavers, apothecaries, shepherds, potters, toymakers and even saurí ('diviners'; those tasked with finding water and hidden things). There are also several gegants (massive figures made of papier-mâché) depicting King Jaume I and Queen Violant. You can also check out a dragon (though you'll have to imagine the spewing burning embers it emits) and devil costumes used in correfocs (fire runs), which still figure prominently in Catalan festivals.