The best unusual museums in Barcelona
Barcelona is a diverse city that has loads of attractions on offer for everyone, including families, friends, and partners. While there are some attractions that are “must visit” for all tourists and travellers, there are also lesser known attractions that flood the streets of the Catalan Capital. The type of Barcelona attractions that this article will be dealing with is museums, but more specifically the top 5 unknown museums in Barcelona.
MIBA (Museum of Ideas and Inventions Barcelona): It was opening at the end of 2010 in the heart of the gothic district. And offers a large collection of objects that you've certainly not seen before. In fact, this museum is devoted to historical inventions but also centres mainly on new and unkown inventions. From the most useful inventions to the most crazy, either way it's sure to make you smile.
Casa-Museo Gaudí: At the centre of Park Güell on the way to Carmal you will find what is probably one of the least visited monuments and museums dedicated to the famous Catalan architect. Open in 1963 to the general public, this house was home to Gaudí for almost 20 years between 1906 and 1925. The house is presented as if nothing has changed since then, with the artist's furniture that he designed and other personal documents, all available for public viewing.
The Mammoth Museum: It's most likely one of the most unique museums in the city. Located in the Born district and opened in 2010, it has had great success amongst children. A paleontology museum with a grand selection of unique pieces, skeletons, and real-scale reconstructions so that you can immerse yourself in the history of extinct and Ice Age era animals. The museum also offers you the possibility to host your birthdays or special events there.
African Museum Daniel Comboni: This museum is found in the Horta district and is maintained by missionaries who care for and restore the collections. It is completely dedicated to African culture and has many pieces from south of the Sahara such as clothing, jewelery, and various household items used in Africa. Admission is free and your can even ask teh director, Antonio del Pozo, to accompany you during your visit so that you may discuss each of the objects in the collection (you have to ask in advance for this) The Interactive Fish Centre: Found in the outskirts of Barcelona in Mercabarna. It was opened in 2010 and aims to demonstrate each stage of a fishes life as well as the process of how a fish ends up from the sea onto your plate. You'll learn the trade as well as the various less popular species of fish and marine life whilst having fun in the interactive workshops. This space is ideal for families.