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Museum of the Decorative Arts

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Address: Placa de les Glories, 37-38, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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This museum shows the evolution of the decorative arts in chronological order, starting from the Romanesque period of art. Other periods are the Gothic age, the Renaissance... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2011
Malaga, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Quite a journey out on the Metro to get to the gardens of the Palau Reial to enjoy the gardens and view the exhibits in the museums. The gardens were green, cool and pleasant for a walk. BUT - we had gone predominantly for the museums, but these had moved to a completely different venue. We were NOT happy.

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gainesville, FL
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

When we visited today we were told by the unfriendly cashiers that the museum was no longer open. The Ceramics Museum is the only exhibit that can be visited in the Palace.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

Well worth your time visiting the three wonderful museums located inside a palace with a majestic entry through a beautiful park. Franco himself made it his home when visiting Barcelona. Don't skip the upper floor where the most interesting museum of historical clothes is located.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

Friends and I specifically visited this museum to view the Van Cleef Arpels exhibit. This exhibit was one of the most spectacular exhibits of fine Jewellery I have seems. It was well thought out with examples of each period of Jewellery making. The quality and skill of the craftsmen from the van cleef workshop was prominently displayed through the invisible... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2011

This museum shows the evolution of the decorative arts in chronological order, starting from the Romanesque period of art. Other periods are the Gothic age, the Renaissance period, the Baroque age, the Rococo age, the Neoclassic period, the Neoclassic Imperial period, the Romantic period, the Historic Romantic period, the Modernist period, the Novecentismo and Art Deco periods, and industrial design... More 

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