Egyptian Museum Barcelona | Museu Egipci de Barcelona

The Egyptian Museum of Barcelona is one of the most renowned private collections of Egyptian art and culture. It covers an area of 2000 square meters and depicts the rich history and culture of Egypt. The museums feature more than a thousand objects - which includes amulets, jewelry, mummies, and sarcophagi. The museum aims to bring visitors closer to the culture, society, and customs of one of the oldest and most advanced civilizations in history.

COVID-19 Safety Measures at Egyptian Museum Barcelona

  • Guests are required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times.
  • Social distancing of 2 meters must be maintained between visitors.
  • Sanitiser stations will be present at various spots around the museum, including the entrance and exit.
  • Visitors will move in a single direction to avoid coming into contact with other visitors.

Why Visit Egyptian Museum Barcelona?

  • See the legendary era of the pharaohs as it comes to life at the museum.
  • Learn about the culture, rituals and traditions of the ancient Egyptians.
  • Explore 10 different exhibitions that cover all of ancient Egypt’s culture.
  • Enjoy an excellent audio guide through the app that offers a great deal of extra information.
  • Discover some magnificent sarcophagi, jewelry, and models of deities.
  • Admire the massive library that is home to over 10000 documents.

Egyptian Museum Barcelona Highlights

Positions and characters

Statues of officials, nobles, and priests are present in this exhibition to help visitors understand the complex society that existed under the pharaohs. Some of the statues here are the Statue of a noble from 2300 BC and the Cube statues of Huy made of limestone and dating back to 1300 BC. 

The Pharaoh

This is the first room of the museum, and it is built around the figure of the pharaoh and the royal family. Several majestic ushabtis - which are funerary figurines can be seen in this exhibit. Some of the items present in this room are the Head of the statue of the Nectaneb I from 362 BC, the UShabti of Taharqa from 664 BC, and the statue of the pharaoh Rameses III from 1163 BC. 

Jewelry

Collars, rings, breastplates, and amulets made of precious stones and gold that are thousands of years old can be found. According to Egyptian culture jewelry had magical powers and they are inspired by divine symbols and entities.

Stone and earthenware

The ancient Egyptians perfected the art of creating stone cups and vessels. This is what allowed theme to practise the techniques that would help them create massive sculptures and architectural wonders. The storage pitcher is a great example of earthenware from 1300 BC, and is a testament to the quality of items they made.

Cosmetics and eroticism

The Egyptians also made numerous types of cosmetics and ointments to take care of their bodies. Perfumes, ointments, and paint for the eyes were also extensively used to treat freckles, wrinkles, and to prevent hair loss. 

Funerary beliefs and practices

The Egyptians believed that human beings lived forever, which was why they mummified the dead. The dead had to have a tomb or home for eternity, which meant that they required sufficient items for their subsistence as well as an area of worship.

Funeral facilities

The funeral chambers had all sorts of facilities in them. The mummies were protected by sarcophagi in different shapes. Amulets of various types are also present, to ensure the well being of the deceased in the afterlife. Some of the common objects that are present with the mummies are ushabtis, canopic jars, models of events on Earth, food, and representation of divine figures. 

The chapel for rituals

A chapel is present for rituals and other procedures. Some of the items found here include false door steles, offering tables, replacement statues, and wall representations of various types. 

Worship in temples

Worship in temples was very common in ancient Egypt. The various areas of a temple are supposed to parallel the process of creation and the universe. Starting from the small wooden sanctuary, the spaces become bigger and better illuminated - the avant-chamber, the hypostyle, and finally the patio, until one reaches the exterior of the temple, where two massive pile-ons are present. 

Gods of Egypt

Hundreds of gods were worshiped by the ancient Egyptians under the rule of the pharaohs. The Gods of Egypt exhibition aims to present the various gods and divinities that were believed to be the reincarnation of god. Some of the objects that you will see in thai room are the Bronze and Gold Figure of the goddess Neit, the Statue of the goddess Tueris, and the Statue of the God Hapy. 

Interesting Facts About Egyptian Museum Barcelona

  • A Spanish hotelier, Jordi Clos, was an avid patron and collector who was fascinated with Egyptian culture.
  • He exhibited 70 of his archeological finds in Hotel Claris in 1992.
  • The collection was very well received, and he founded the Fundacio Arqueologica Clos soon after.
  • In 1994, this foundation opened the Museu Egipci de Barcelona.
  • Over 1100 exhibits are currently showcased at the museum today, along with a library that contains over 10000 documents.

Plan Your Visit to Egyptian Museum Barcelona

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7 January to 21 June and 12 September to 30 November
Monday to Friday - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM amd 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Saturdays - 10 AM to 8:00 PM

Sundays - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

1 December to 5 January

Monday to Saturday - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

22 June to 11 September

Monday to Saturday - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Sunday - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closed on 1 and 6 January, 25 and 26 December

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Visitor tips 

  • Visiting the museum earlier in the morning will allow you to avoid large crowds and get a better experience. 
  • There are numerous temporary exhibitions held at the museum. You can find out about which exhibitions are currently being showcased from the official website. 
  • If you have purchased a Barcelona Card, entry to the museum is free. The Barcelona Card is an excellent purchase if you're planning to splenda few days exploring the city’s numerous attractions.

All Your Questions About Egyptian Museum Barcelona Answered

Q. What is Egyptian Museum Barcelona?

A. The Egyptian Museum of Barcelona is one of the leading private collections from the time of the Pharaohs, and is located in the heart of Barcelona.

Q. Where can I buy tickets to Egyptian Museum Barcelona?

A. You can purchase tickets to Egyptian Museum Barcelona online.

Q. What can I see inside Egyptian Museum Barcelona?

A. Inside the Egyptian Museum Barcelona you can learn about the history, culture, and life of the ancient Egyptians in detail. You can understand their art and architecture, to their cosmetics, religious beliefs, temple worship ,and funerary practices.

Q. What are the opening hours of Egyptian Museum Barcelona?

A. From the  7 January to 21 June and 12 September to 30 November
Monday to Friday - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM amd 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Q. Where is Egyptian Museum Barcelona?

A. The Egyptian Museum Barcelona is located at Carrer de València, 284, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

Q. When was Egyptian Museum Barcelona opened?

A. Egyptian Museum Barcelona was opened in 1994.

Q. Who built Egyptian Museum Barcelona?

A. The Egyptian Museum Barcelona was set up by a foundation - the Fundacio Arquelogica Clos.

Q. Are there restaurants inside Egyptian Museum Barcelona?

A. No, there are no restaurants inside Egyptian Museum Barcelona

Q. How can I reach Egyptian Museum Barcelona?

A. You can reach Egyptian Museum Barcelona by metro and bus.

Q. Is Egyptian Museum Barcelona safe to visit?

A. Yes, the Egyptian Museum Barcelona is safe to visit since many safety measures are in place to protect guests.