||[ Sunday, 19 Aug 07 | 11:37 ]
When I visited the Museu Agbar, I noticed posters for the Tiquet Ciència or Science Ticket, which appeals to my geekier side. It’s common for promotions focusing on art attractions, but not on science and technology.
One ticket, seven attractions.
The Tiquet Ciència provides admission to seven visitor attractions for a ticket price of 18.50 €.
- Museu de la Ciència i de la Tècnica de Catalunya
The museum, in nearby Terrassa, is housed in a building representing Catalan industrial modernisme architecture, and provides an insight into the history of science, technology and the process of industrialisation in Catalunya.
- CosmoCaixa. Obra Social “la Caixa”
The new science museum devoted to stimulating scientific knowledge among the community. The Geological Wall and Flooded Forest are two of its major attractions. I have been told that this is a “must see” attraction. Think Exploratorium.
- Parc Zoològic de Barcelona
Over 7,000 animals from some 500 species — including tropical birds, reptiles, felines, ursines and other species — live at the Barcelona Zoo.
- Museu Marítim de Barcelona
The museum is housed in the Royal Shipyards, a unique example of Gothic Civil architecture. The exhibits travels on a journey through the history of seafaring through spectacular re-creations of authentic maritime settings. This is housed in the largest standing building of its type in the world.
- Jardí Botànic de Barcelona
The Botanical Gardens are located in Montjuïc Park, and here you can discover the vegetation from the five regions of the world with a
- the Mediterranean Basin,
- South Africa,
- Museu de Ciències Naturals
The Museu de Geologia showcases important collections of minerals, rocks and fossils, and the Museu de Zoologia, housed in a unique modernisme building, features extensive zoological collections.
- Museu Agbar
Located in the water-production and treatment plant in Cornellà, the museum provides a unique insight into the past and present of the Barcelona water supply.
OK, so architecture was mentioned several times. I suppose that could be considered both art and engineering.