Here are six museums, very close to each other, in the heart of the city of Barcelona.

Silk House

It is the only union house in Barcelona open to the public with guided tours. The building, more than three hundred years old, was declared an architectural-artistic monument of national interest in 1919. In 1929, the museum won the Gold Medal of the city of Barcelona.

The facade is decorated with beautiful sketches and the niche on the corner balcony with Our Lady of the Angels stands out.

The interior houses decorative elements in beautiful rooms with silk-lined walls where the General Board of Commerce and Guilds used to hold their meetings.

Guided tours are one Saturday per month. Check the website.

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History Museum of Barcelona (MUHBA)

The Monumental Complex of the Plaza del Rei is the nucleus of the Museum of History of Barcelona. In 1931, Casa Padellàs was moved stone by stone to its current location. You can visit the Royal Palace, the chapel of Santa Ágata, the Casa Padellàs and the subsoil, which takes us to the Roman era where we can enjoy the wall of that time and a laundry of the second century A.D.

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Picasso Museum

The permanent collection of the museum houses more than 4,000 works by Picasso, among which are the Las Meninas series and a collection of engravings.

Throughout the year, the museum also hosts temporary exhibitions around the great painter Pablo Picasso.

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Chocolate Museum

The museum is located in the old convent of Sant Agustí. It takes you through a tour of the origins of chocolate, its arrival to Europe and its diffusion. It is an initiative of the Pastry Guild of the city of Barcelona.

Courses and different activities around chocolate are arranged.

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Frederic Marès Museum

The Museum houses collections gathered by its founder, sculptor Frederic Marès, throughout his life which were donated to the city of Barcelona in 1946. You will find thousands of objects such as watches, photographs, toys, pipes, fans, jewelry and pharmacy boats, among others.

In the courtyard of the museum, there is a café where you can enjoy some peace and quiet.

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The Gaudí Exhibition Center

The museum houses a collection of objects, models, unpublished pieces and original documents of the architect Antoni Gaudí. And the Exhibition helps to understand his creativity and genius. You can visit digitally the Crypt of the Colònia Güell.

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