News: Recently the Diocese Museum changed to a "Gaudi-Exhibition-Center". Here you'll find everything about Antoni Gaudí. But I have to visit this new Center to give you further information. Stay tuned!
Diocese MuseumMy rating: 3 stars+ In the past, feeding the poor was the primary occupation in this building, which now houses the Museu Diocesà de Barcelona. Formerly part of the cathedral, it is an absolutely gorgeous building in terms of architecture. And sometimes the exhibitions are worthwhile, too.
- The permanent exhibition features primarily medieval and religious art, and that’s not everybody’s taste. And the special Gaudí floor, with plans models made by Gaudí, is only interesting if you haven’t seen his other houses yet, such as Casa Batlló or the Pedrera.
Last updated: 19 Jan 2016 | Celine Mülich
The details at a glance
Useful information about the Gaudi-Exhibition-Center: Opening hours: from March to October: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. November to February: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price of admission: 15 Euro, reduced price 12 Euro (students, seniors over 65 years) 7,50 Euro (under 18 years old, unemployed or disabled) free admission for children under 8
Audio guide: included in the price
How to get there: L4 (yellow line): Jaume I
And what's there to see?
Here is the official video of the Gaudi-Exhibition-Centre!
I will change this text as soon as I have visited the new Center. The former Diocese building hosts Roman and Gothic sculptures and religious artefacts and treasures from the Archdiocese of Barcelona. Additionally, you can see some works from the renaissance and baroque periods here. The way the rooms are divided up, along with the open spaces, give the entire building a feeling of lightness. On the topmost floor, you will find models and sketches Antoni Gaudí created. There are also old newspaper articles, tools, and explanations on individual work steps, such as working with glass windows.