If you’ve been to London and enjoyed visiting the British Museum ( www.britishmuseum.org), we are sure you are going to like the recently inaugurated Museum of World Cultures of Barcelona. Similar in their philosophy as well as in what they have to offer, both museums make their visitors get immersed in the past and present of a variety of civilisations through displays full of ancient objects, old writings and other curiosities, only that the one located in Catalonia (Museu de Cultures del Món in Catalan) gathers entire private collections which you won’t find anywhere else, since they are the personal contribution of local explorers who once adventured into remote corners of Africa, America, Asia and Oceania.
Barcelona’s Museum of World Cultures opened its doors to visitors for the first time on February 7th, 2015, and they have announced that everyone will be granted free admission to all the exhibitions until April 7th, 2015, so make sure you include this plan in your trip schedule.
How to get to the Museu de Cultures del Món in Barcelona and opening times
The museum is located at Montcada Street, pretty near another famous Barcelona museum –Museu Picasso-, the Ciutadella Park and the Born Market. To many, the fastest and easiest way to get there is by riding the tube: get on Line L4 up to Jaume I station, on Line L1 and get off at Arc de Triomf or on Line L3 to the Liceu terminus. In order to know which metro line suits you best, visit www.tmb.cat.
The Museu de Cultures del Món remains open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, with an extra hour (until 8 pm) on Sundays and on the occasion of some local festivities. Without a doubt, it is a unique opportunity to see how life used to be like in other continents without leaving Barcelona, apart from the fact that it also constitutes an enriching cultural activity that you can enjoy completely free of charge.
For further info, enter the museum’s official website: http://museuculturesmon.bcn.cat/es1