Museums and Art

War Museum, Barcelona

War Museum, Barcelona

There is a fortress on Mount Montjuic, which played a crucial role in the history of the city. The exposition was located in the open territory of the fortress and in several halls located in the fortifications. In the open territory there were artillery pieces of different eras. In the courtyard of the museum there was a cafe where you could drink a cup of coffee or a glass of wine next to the once formidable cannons, howitzers, long-range guns.

The halls housed one of the largest collections of toy soldiers. The number of exhibits aroused admiration of tourists - more than 20 thousand figures. From soldiers and models of military equipment were composed compositions depicting great battles, battles, military operations. In the neighboring halls there were exhibitions of military equipment, uniforms, military maps, models of ancient castles and fortresses. All exhibits familiarized visitors with military history for 700 years. The halls with cold (knives, daggers, navajas, sabers, swords) and firearms (pistols, rifles, machine guns, machine guns) weapons enjoyed the greatest attention of male visitors.

The idea of ​​the museum is to comprehend the military past in order to prevent future armed conflicts.

In 2007, the institution became the property of the city. Since 2009, a large reconstruction began here. The plans of the city authorities to open a large Catalan cultural and historical center, including an exposition that will acquaint visitors with the history of Montjuic (geology, biology, history), the museum of the history of the fortress (the collections of the military museum will become an integral part of the exhibition), as well as the city cultural center organizing cultural events for the city.


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