The Egyptian Museum in Barcelona is a veritable collection of pieces that illustrate an era of great richness and cultural influence. First of all, it is important that you have a guide. This will give you a better idea of the location of the temporary and permanent exhibitions.
The Egyptian Museum has more than 2,000 m2 and offers the visitor a collection of almost 1,000 pieces, including sarcophagi, mummies, jewellery and amulets. These objects allow us to get closer to the daily life and customs that prevailed in the ancient Pharaonic civilization.
On the first floor there are pieces related to the pharaohs, the greatest representatives of Egyptian society, who had links with the gods. Among the relics on display is the granite statue of the last great Egyptian pharaoh, Ramses III. Other pieces of unprecedented historical importance are the stone and ceramic vessels. The practice of making these vessels was the basis for the construction of great architectural monuments.
On the second floor, visitors will find sculptures related to the cult of the gods, such as the representation of a pharaoh in the form of a sphinx. Also on this floor are sculptures associated with funerary beliefs and practices, such as the representation of a mummified cat and canopic vases, which were used to hold the embalmed viscera of the deceased during the mummification phase.
A varied programme
In order for visitors to immerse themselves in the fantastic historical-cultural world of Egypt, the museum also offers courses and activities. For children, the Egyptian Museum in Barcelona prepares various activities and workshops.
A visit to the permanent collection and the temporary exhibition costs 12 euros per person;
Students, tourist guides, large families, holders of travel books, teachers, people over 65 years old and young people between 15 and 18 years old pay 8.50 euros;
children between 6 and 14 years old pay 5 euros.
How to get to the museum
Carrer de València, 284, Dreta de l’Eixample, 08007 Barcelona,
The nearest metro station is Passeig de Gràcia, on lines 3 (green) and 4 (yellow).