Barcelona has lots to offer on Catalonia’s National Day, including open days at various city institutions, centres and museums.
For anyone who wants to visit the pillars of Catalan politics, on 11 September they have free access to the Palau de la Generalitat, the seat of Catalan government in Plaça de Sant Jaume, from 10 am to 7 pm. During the same hours it is also possible to visit the Parliament of Catalonia, which introduced the tradition following its restoration in 1980. And anyone who does visit this former palace built in the first half of the 18th century can see, among other things, the chamber, the committee offices, the official offices, the Saló de Passos Perduts (Lost Steps Hall) and the ceremonial staircase.
The BCN Tricentenary is also involved in the National Day celebrations with open days at various municipal museums and centres, where you can visit exhibitions to mark the 300th anniversary of the events of 1714. At the MUHBA, Museu d’Història de Barcelona, you can see The World in 1714 and Urban Monasteries in Times of War. Sant Pere de les Puel•les and Santa Clara de Barcelona. 1691-1728. The Museu Frederic Marès is opening up two exhibitions as well: A Look at 1700. Through the Engravings in the Gelonch Viladegut Collection and Rafael Casanova. The Popularisation of a Sculptural Monument. The Born Centre Cultural is joining in by offering free access to its exhibitions, The Barcelona of 1700. From the Stones to the People and Until We Prevail! The Siege of 1714. And the Barcelona Photographic Archives are offering free admission to the exhibition With regard to 11 September.
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