The Museu Egipci de Barcelona was founded by Jordi Clos to promote the awareness of ancient art and cultures, in particular the culture of Ancient Egypt.
The Egypt of the Pharaohs is one of the civilisations that have a great attraction for the public, as much in an academic and scientific context as in the endless number of fans of Egyptology. This growing interest shows the passion that the distant country of the Pharaohs continues to arouse.
Among the many facets of ancient Egypt, it is without doubt its monumental and material legacy that stands out. This legacy has contributed to the promotion and knowledge of ancient Egyptian culture and allows us to get closer to its history. Across the world there are many museums that house public or private collections that take their visitors to the remote civilisation that emerged on the banks of the River Nile.
Since 1993 Spain also enjoys the privilege of offerings lovers of the culture a museum dedicated exclusively to the world of the Pharaohs: the Museu Egipci de Barcelona. Comprised of objects belonging to the ColecciÃ³n de ArqueologÃa Egipcia Jordi Clos, it is one of the Foundationâ€™s most emblematic sections.
The Museum is located in a central part of Barcelona allowing ease of access for visitors. The 2,000 square metres of modern and comfortable exhibition space showcases more than 700 objects that allow visitors to get to know one of the most fascinating cultures in the history of humanity firsthand. It is worth pointing out the artistic beauty and technical quality of these creations which, thanks to the thematic structure of the itinerary, gives the col... [ ]
CostAdults: 7,00 EUR
Students and Senior Citizens: 5,00 EUR
Groups: Special fees on guided visits and workshops by prior arrangement.
Opening hoursMonday to Saturday 10:00 to 20:00
Sunday 10:00 to 14:00
The Museum is closed on December 25th and 26th and January 1st
Getting thereC/ Valencia, 284
Tel: (+34) 934 880 188
Fax: (+34) 934 878 060
Bus routes: 7, 16, 17, 20, 22, 24, 28, 39, 43, 44, 45, 47 and Tomb Bus
Underground: L3, L4, L2 Passeig de Gracia station, and L5 Diagonal station
Train/ Ferrocarrils Catalans de la Generalitat: ProvenÃ§a station
FacilitiesThe Museum has a library, shop and Museum club. It also offers nocturnal visits.
FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
The Museum has made the elimination of physical barriers, which cause difficulty of access and circulation, its priority. It can provide a guide for the visit along with a number of touch-friendly complementary materials for blind visitors.
DRAMATISED NOCTURNAL VISITS
During these night-time visits to the Museum visitors can see dramatised interpretations of scenes from ancient Egypt. The scenes are interpreted by actors from the Philae Theatrum theatre company.
The visit lasts approximately an hour and a half after which visitors are served a complimentary cup of cava in the Museum installations.
Cost (includes dramatised visit and complimentary cup of cava: 14,00 EUR (adults) or 11,50 EUR (students and pensioners)
Schedule: Nocturnal visits are every Saturday (except public holidays) from 9:30 to 11:00 pm. Previous booking is essential.
Dramatisations: Egyptian Mummies. In Search of Identity; Cleopatra. Queen of the Nile; Ramses II, The Great.
THE ETERNAL BANQUET. FOOD IN ANCIENT EGYPT
This guided visit and food-tasting session includes a tour of the Museum and an explanation of the secrets of culinary art in ancient Egypt. Afterwards, visitors can enjoy a selection of samples of food from the era of the Pharaohs in an atmosphere full of incense and music on the Museumâ€™s terrace.
Schedule: every Friday between June and October 9:00 to 10:00 pm (visit) and 10:00 to 11:00 pm (food-tasting).
Price: 30,00 EUR per person.
Reservations: (+34) 934 880 188. Previous booking is essential.+ [ Read all ]
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