||[ Monday, 20 Aug 07 | 17:50 ]
Not your typical museum list! From sewers to sex, here are some unusual selections Barcelona has to offer.
- Museu del Calçat (Shoe Museum)
Reproductions and original pieces from the first through twentieth centuries including some shoes belonging to some very famous figures. 2 € admission, closed Mondays.
- Museu de la Xocolata (Chocolate Museum)
Traces the history of chocolate from its origins through its diffusion around the world, and displays a strange series of sculptures made out of chocolate, also a yummy cafeteria and a bookstore. 3,60 € admission, closed Tuesdays. I´ve been told that chocolate fanciers shouldn’t miss this.
- Museu del Clavegueram (Sewer Museum)
Traces the history of sewer systems from Babylonian times to the present, on weekends you can actually tour part of the Barcelona sewer system. 2 € admission, closed Mondays.
- Museu de Corrosses Fúnebres (Funeral Hearse Museum)
A collection of funeral carriages and hearses used in Barcelona over the past three centuries. Free admission, closed Sundays.
- Museu de la Música (Museum of Music)
Relocated in the Auditori de Barcelona, the museum houses a particularly good collection of guitars among other instruments. (Guitars were introduced to Spain by the Moors.)
- Museo de Cera (Wax Museum)
Located at the bottom of las Ramblas, tacky but fun at the same time.
- Museu de l´Erótica (Erotic Museum)
The Museum of Erotica was created in the very heart of Barcelona with the clear intention of furnishing the city with a center of didactic information, both interesting and lucid, based on a monographic theme, a classic of humanity's history and culture: erotica.
See Alternative Museums for a bit more info on these.