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Discover Gaudí's work in the Gaudí Exhibition Center

One of the great attractions of Barcelona is undoubtedly Antoni Gaudí and his architecture. Everyone visiting the city does not leave (or should not leave) without having visited at least the Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera. But beyond the emblematic buildings, in Barcelona there is a museum that deepens in the figure of the Catalan architect and his work, the Gaudí Exhibition Center.

Gaudí Exhibition Center

Gaudí Exhibition Center: art and genius of Antoni Gaudí

Gaudí museum

Near the cathedral of Barcelona, on the avenue of the Cathedral, we find the Gaudí Exhibition Center. In this museum there is a collection of unique pieces and objects created by the most international Catalan architect, as well as documents that tell us about his life and his work. For more than a century, research has been carried out around Antoni Gaudí around the world to understand the genius of his work. The studies speak of its revolutionary method of work, and this museum in Barcelona shows the results of years of research related to the extraordinary pieces of the architect.

The museum's objective of the Gaudí Exhibition Center is to value Gaudí's work and make it known. Although the most emblematic works of the architect are the great buildings such as the Sagrada Familia, the Casa Batlló or the Casa Milà, Gaudí also designed furniture and craftsmanship. All his legacy is exposed to the museum, where visitors will learn the revolutionary ideas of the artist and the unconventional methods that made him a genius.

The Gaudí Exhibition Center in a special building

Gaudí architecture

The Gaudí Exhibition Center is located in a privileged place in Barcelona, just next to the Cathedral, one of the most visited places for tourists. The building was the seat of a charitable institution called Pia Almoina, which hosted the poor and the pilgrims. Initially, in the 12th century, this institution was located in the cloister of the cathedral of Barcelona and was there until the fifteenth century. But in 1423 the building was built that is currently on top of a part of the Roman walls of Barcelona. The building, which has undergone renovations and constructions over the years, has a Gothic and a Renaissance part, and you can still see fragments of other eras such as a tower of the wall of the 4th century or a capital pre-Romanesque.

The long history of the building is another reason to visit the Gaudí Exhibition Center, as all kinds of events have survived to this day, which has become the site of the most complete museum on Antoni Gaudí.

And if you haven’t enough with visiting Gaudí's work in this museum in Barcelona, you can visit its iconic buildings with our e-bike tour that tracks the works of the Catalan architect that you can not miss.

The most original museum of Barcelona: Wax Museum

Barcelona is full of museums and exhibitions of all kinds, for all tastes and all the arts. But there is one that stands out because of its originality and its peculiar content: the Wax Museum. If you are in Barcelona it's a visit you can not miss.

Wax Museum Barcelona

HisTory, art, music, literature… All made of wax

The building of the museum was built in 1867 to be the seat of the Bank of Barcelona. It is a neoclassical style building, a 19th century palace with artistic and cultural interest. Later, in 1973, the architect Enrique Alarcón took over the building to make the Wax Museum, as it seemed to him a building with the charm and mystery that an exhibition of these characteristics deserved.

Barcelona Museum

Before entering the exhibition of this museum in Barcelona, however, the building receives us with an honor stair made of marble. It is covered with a red carpet and turns the hall into a very elegant place and a nice way to start the visit.

The wax figures that you will find recreate historical figures, from the world of music, cinema, art, literature, fantasy... For example, you will find renowned painters, famous writers, filmmakers and famous actors, and also kings, emperors and thinkers of different eras, consecrated musicians, and even serial killers.

To give an example of historical figures, the Wax Museum has the figures of Cleopatra, Marc Antoni, Ramon Llull, Henry VIII or Guifré el Pilós. There are also other more contemporary ones such as Dalí, Pau Casals, Pablo Picasso, Charlie Rivel, or also Lady Di, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, or Michael Jackson.

And if you are bold you will get out of the passage of terror at the Wax Museum, where all sorts of terrible characters await you. This museum in Barcelona is one of the most emblematic places in the city, and you can buy tickets at a very original box office you will find in La Rambla.

A secret bar in the middle of the forest

Forest of the fairies bar barcelona

And once the extensive visit to the Barcelona Wax Museum has finished, you can not leave without going through the Bosc de les Fades (Forest of the Fairies), a bar that you will find in an alley on the left leaving the museum. Entering this bar is like doing it in a fantasy forest. The decoration recreates leafy trees, fairies, goblins and all kinds of magical creatures surrounded by a mysterious atmosphere with hidden corners with fountains and waterfalls. Enter a drink and play to be children again discovering everything that hides this bar so special. This is the best way to conclude the adventure you have started at the Wax Museum, and it will be an extraordinary memory that will take you from your visit to Barcelona.