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Leisure and Culture

Barcelona’s Wax Museum

Written by Paula

With more than 40 years of existence, Barcelona’s Wax Museum is the home of more than 200 wax figures representing political and historical figures, famous people and fictitious characters.

cera1The neoclassical building was initially a bank, being converted into a wax museum in 1973. Today you can see wax figures representing Napoleon, Cleopatra, Indiana Jones, Freud, Steven Spielberg, Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, among many others.

Visitors can opt for the standard visit or a guided visit, which happens every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 12:00 pm and at 5 pm.

Another option is to go to the museum at night. There are dramatized visits on Saturdays at 8 pm during the month of June and 9 pm during the months of July, August and September. The nocturnal visits, which are full of surprises, cost 19€ per person.

The price of the standard ticket is 15€ or 9€ for children 5 to 11 years old, retirees and people with Carnet Jove. There is also the choice of buying an all-inclusive ticket with which you can visit the museum with an audioguide, a guidebook, get a photo souvenir and a 10% discount at Bosc de les Fades and Passatge del Temps.

cera2You can find the Wax Museum at Passatge Banca 7, near the end of La Rambla. The best way to get to the museum using public transportation is by taking the green line (L3) of the subway and exiting at the stop Drassanes. You can also take one of the following buses: 14, 18, 36, 57, 59, 64 or 91.

The museum operates under the following schedule:

Mondays to Fridays – 10 am to 1.30 pm and 4 pm to 7.30 pm

Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays – 11 am to 2 pm and 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Summer – open all day, from 10 am to 11 pm.

A note about visiting the museum with children: among the many spaces in the museum there is a hall of terror, an area featuring several people being hanged, tortured, decapitated, etc. Take a look at some of the pictures online before deciding if this visit is suitable for your children.

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