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Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum is an institution of cultural and educational interest belonging to the Clos Archaeological Foundation. It houses one of the most important private collections in Europe and is committed to the research, study, and dissemination of ancient Egypt.

It occupies over 2,000 square metres and is divided into three different halls.

It was established in 1993 by the Jordi Clos Foundation.

One of its highlights include a colossal image of Ramses II and a relief of Cleopatra VII.

  • Address: València, 284
  • Buses: 7, 22, 24, 39, 47, H10, V15, V17
  • Metro: Passeig de Gracia (L2 and L3)
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Barcelona Maritime Museum

The museum is located in Barcelona’s medieval royal shipyards, a space dedicated to shipbuilding between the 13th and 18th centuries. In 1976, the site was declared a Historic and Artistic Monument.

Since 1929, it has contained an important set of collections that illustrate Catalan maritime culture and give visitors an opportunity to learn about the country’s maritime history. The museum’s mission is to preserve, study and disseminate the most important collections of maritime heritage of the Mediterranean.

Collections include ship models, nautical instruments, votive offerings, maritime paintings, figureheads and maps. Moored in the port of Barcelona is a historic vessel from 1918, the Santa Eulàlia schooner, a 45-metre long, three-masted sailing ship.

In 2006, the Barcelona Maritime Museum was declared a Museum of National Interest.

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  • Address: Av. de las Drassanes, s/n
  • Buses: 21, 59, 88, 120, D20, H14, V11, V13
  • Metro: Drassanes (L3)

Picasso Museum

The museum occupies five 13th and 14th-century palaces which are Catalan Gothic in style. Opened in 1963, the museum is a key centre for learning about the artist’s formative years.

The permanent collection houses a total of 3,800 works from his youth and his years of study that show the close relationship the artist from Malaga had with the city of Barcelona.

  • Address: Montcada, 15-23.
  • Buses: 39, 45, 51, 120, H14, V15, V17
  • Metro: Jaume I (L4)
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Joan Miró Foundation

Located in a Mediterranean-style building designed by Josep Lluis Sert, the Joan Miró Foundation houses the largest public collection of the artist’s works. The collection consists of total of 14,000 pieces, including paintings, sculptures, prints, textiles, and drawings that give us a better understanding of Miró’s artistic career through the techniques used in his work.

The Foundation also has a small collection of contemporary art made up of donated works and pieces on loan from well-renowned artists. In addition, it offers young artists a unique exhibition space for artistic research and experimentation.

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  • Address: Parc de Montjuïc, s/n
  • Buses: 55, 150

MNAC (National Art Museum of Catalonia)

The National Art Museum of Catalonia, created in 1990, houses all kinds of works with the aim of preserving and displaying all Catalan art from the Romanesque period to the 20th century.

The MNAC, as it is generally called, is a consortium with its own legal status, formed of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council, and the Public Administration.

The museum is located in the National Palace of Montjuic, built for the 1929 International Exhibition. The building covers an area of 32,000 square metres and has a classical style with a symmetrical front facade crowned by a Roman-style dome.

The museum’s permanent collection is classified into: Romanesque; Gothic; Renaissance and Baroque (Thyssen-Bornemisza collection and the Cambó bequest); Modern Art (Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza collection); numismatics, drawings, prints, posters, and photographs, as well as temporary exhibitions.

  • Address: Av. Reina Maria Cristina, s/n
  • Buses: 9, 37, 50, 55, 65, 79, 109, 150, 165, D20, D40, H12, V7
  • Metro: Espanya (L1 and L3)

Antoni Tàpies Foundation

Located in a building designed by Domènech i Montaner in 1885, the Foundation was set up by Antoni Tàpies in 1984, with the aim of promoting knowledge about modern and contemporary art.

The Foundation hosts an exhibition dedicated to the author, presented in chronological order from 1940 to the present. Visitors can learn about the formal evolution of the artist through his works.

In 1990, a sculpture by the founder, entitled “Núvol i cadira” (Cloud and Chair) was added to the building. It is made with aluminium tubing and steel wire netting, and gives the building height without detracting from the artistic importance of the façade.

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  • Address: Aragó, 255
  • Buses: 7, 16, 17, 20, 22, 24, 28, 39, 43, 44, 45, 47, 63, 67, 68, 544
  • Metro: Passeig de Gràcia (L2, L3, and L4)

CCCB (Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture)

Located in the former Casa de la Caridad (House of Charity), the reformation work carried out on it won it the FAD architecture prize.

The CCCB is a multidisciplinary space that belongs to Barcelona Provincial Council and the City Council. It holds exhibitions, symposia, fairs, conferences, and all kinds of activities with one theme in common, -the city-, it analyses the urban environment from all viewpoints and cultural disciplines.

  • Address: Montalegre, 5
  • Buses: 7, 24, 41, 50, 54, 55, 59, 62, 63, 66, 67, 91, H12, H16, V13, V15, 120
  • Metro: Universitat (L1 and L2) or Catalunya (L3)

MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art)

The MACBA contemporary art museum in Barcelona is located in a building designed by American architect Richard Meier.It combines straight and curved lines with the aim of blending interior spaces with natural light.

MACBA was founded in 1959, on the initiative of art critic Alexandre Cirici i Pellicer, who felt the public should be given access to art of the second half of the 20th century. It opened as a museum in 1995 and, in 2006, the former church of Convent dels Angels was converted into a new exhibition space called Capella MACBA.

The museum houses a permanent collection and holds a large number of traveling exhibitions.

  • Address: Plaza dels Angels, 1
  • Buses: 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 37, 41, 42, 50, 54, 55, 58, 59, 62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 91, H12
  • Metro: Catalunya (L1 and L3) or Universitat (L1 and L2)

Joan Antoni Samaranch Olympic and Sports Museum

The Olympic and Sports Museum opened in 2007 at the Olympic ring. In June 2010, the name of Joan Antoni Samaranch, the International Olympic Committee president from 1980 to 2001, was added to the museum.

The museum contains elements related to high-performance sport, competitive sport, and leisure sport. It shows how sport has the capacity to promote values, educate, innovate, and renew. It also includes interactive spaces with advanced technology and multimedia installations. One of the most emblematic spaces in the museum houses the Joan Antoni Samaranch collection, which aims to reflect Olympic sporting spirit through pieces related to sport, art, and culture that belonged to the former president of the IOC. The museum also has a space for temporary exhibitions and an exhibition on sport in different civilizations. The Barcelona Olympic Foundation has its headquarters here.

  • Address: Avenida de l’Estadi, 60
  • Buses: 55, 150
  • Metro: Espanya (L1 and L3)

Barcelona, May 13th 2020

Our highest priority is the health of our customers and employees for this in HCC Hotels is still working hard to provide new and enhanced sanitization and cleaning protocols for a safe stay in our HOTELS.

  • Provision of disinfectant gel in public areas of the hotel.
  • Training adapted for our staff depending on the work department.
  • Equipment for staff with the necessary protection systems.
  • Intensification of cleaning and disinfection in rooms and in public areas.
  • Reduction in capacity and respect for the minimum safety distances established throughout the hotel.
  • Adaptation and constant updating of protocols with new security measures against COVID19 at all times.

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Barcelona, March 24th 2020

It is time to take care of each other!

Following the instructions of the Central Government, we communicate that all HCC Hotels will remain closed until the state of alarm ends. The safety of our employees and customers is and has always been our highest priority.

However, we continue to work from home, so we are available by phone (+34) 934817350 or e-mail hcc@hcchotels.es for any questions you have about your reservations.

At HCC Hotels, we want to send everyone all our support: we will overcome this situation together!

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