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Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya

Archaeology Museum of Catalunya

Museu Arqueològic de Catalunya (Barcelona)

Barcelona’s archaeological museum (MAC) is housed in the Palau de les Arts Gràfique of the 1929 International Exhibition in a style perhaps best described as Brunelleschian Noucentism. Tucked away near the Teatre Grec, MAC is often overlooked by visitors, but has some fascinating stuff, ranging from the Palaeolithic era up to the Visigoth era. It has recently been all renovated

It starts, chronologically, with copies of the region's little known prehistoric cave art, of black silhouette hunting and battle scenes. Next come items from the Balearic Coves culture (c. 1000–800 BC) with models of their curious megalithic taulas, talayots and navetas.

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Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Images by Enric, Joanbanjo, José Luiz , José Luiz, Creative Commons Licence, PD art