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Museu Etnològic

Mangas and shrunken heads

Museu Etnològic

An unusual hexagonal building of hexagonal modules vintage 1973, this was the city's first purpose-built museum houses 70,000 ethnological treasures. 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.

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Passeig Santa Madrona 16-22

Hours Tues-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun & hols 10am-8pm

Adm €5; €3.50 ages 16-29, over 65s. Free under 16

Metro: Espanya or Poblesec

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+34 93 424 68 07

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Gustau Molas, Creative Commons License