An unusual hexagonal building of hexagonal modules vintage 1973, this was the city's first purpose-built museum, known until recently as the Museu Etnològic houses 70,000 ethnological treasures. It now forms part of the Museu de Cultures del Món and shares the same ticket.
There are rotating displays of art and daily items from around the world, while permanent exhibits concentrate on Catalonia and the Pyrenees, Morocco, Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, Japan, Australia, Salamanca and South America. Check the website for frequent special exhibitions and concerts.
Passeig Santa Madrona 16-22
Hours Tues-Sat 10am-8pm; Oct—Mar 10am-7pm; Sun & bank hols 10am-8pm
Adm €5, €3.50 ages 16-29 and 65 and over, under 16 free. Free the first Sunday of each month, and Sundays after 3pm. Combined ticket with the Museu Egipci €12
Metro: Espanya or Poblesec
+34 93 424 68 07
Image by Gustau Molas, Creative Commons License