Diocese Museum & Gaudi Exhibition CenterMy rating: 3 stars+ In the past, feeding the poor was the primary occupation in this building, which now houses the Gaudi Exhibition Center & Museu Diocesà de Barcelona. Formerly part of the cathedral, it is an absolutely gorgeous building in terms of architecture. The new digital approach is at the beginning nice and fun ...
- ... but loses this digital character in the following rooms. It's not as digital as I thought it was after seeing all the advertising. A lot of Gaudis models and ideas is interesting, but you have probably seen them in all of his other houses, such as Sagrada Familia or the Pedrera.
Last updated: 27 Feb 2020 | Celine Mülich
The details at a glance
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
Here is the official video of the Gaudi-Exhibition-Centre!
The former Diocese museum got into a fusion with the Gaudi Exhibition Center. Now, you'll see some Medieval sculptures and religious artefacts next to explanations about Gaudis work. Why? Because he was influenced by so many different times and cultures: Medieval art, Arabic architecture and Nature.
Going into the collection the digital tour starts with a little movie, explaining the ideas of Gaudi. The audioguide then gets you into the next room and impresses by focusing with spotlights on the different exhibits - automatically. But then it is an audioguide like everywhere else.
In the exhibition you find different kind of crafts: the way they where handelt during the time of Gaudi - and sometimes they come with a little aha-moment :) 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.