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Strangest/Specialty Museums in Barcelona

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Perfume Museum

Museu del Perfum is located in one of the downtown shops of the Regia Perfumeries chain, in a building in Passeig de Gràcia. The collection includes almost 5000 perfumes and aromas from different cultures and civilizations, dating from Ancient Egypt up to the present day. It was created with objects related to the perfume industry that the owners of this shop collected over the years. Their collection of china perfume bottles from the 18th and 19th Centuries is noteworthy. Among other interesting items, they display limited editions, such as a bottle designed by Dalí. In short, visiting this museum is like going on a trip to a world of aromatic sensations without the travel expense!

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Barcelona Erotica Museum

Sexuality has always played a role in art and cultural customs. That's the general message you'll take away from this specialty museum, which opened to the public in 1997. Prize exhibits include a collection of Chinese and Japanese engravings and one dedicated to early-20th century artifacts. Visitors to the museum will encounter illustrations of the Kama Sutra alongside Japanese erotic drawings, as well as replicas of African phallic sculptures. There's also an interesting collection of photographs from the 1930s depicting the brothels of Barcelona's red light district. If you're looking for something cultural with a bit of an edge, check out the Barcelona Erotica Museum.

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Museu De La Xocolata

Explore the world of chocolate by embarking on a tour of the delightful Museu De La Xocolata. From chocolate's humble origins in the South American jungle, to its rise in popularity in Europe and beyond, these exhibits showcase the past, present, and future of the product. The staff offers a series of informative tours for both children and adults alike, as well as hands-on workshops that allow guests to make their own chocolate figurines. In association with the Confectionery Guild of Barcelona and their Pastry School, this display is a treat for all those with a sweet tooth.

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Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

Housed in a beautiful 16th-century building that's nestled in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter is the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, a place for all things Cannabis. The collection here consists of thousands of exhibits that regale visitors with the history of Cannabis production, it's medicinal and ritualistic use, as well as numerous artifacts, photographs, and paintings. Some artifacts and exhibits amazingly date back to the 15th Century. A highlight of the place is the beautiful stained glass windows of the museum's main room. A visit to the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum is sure to be an enlightening experience and should not be missed.

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Design Museum of Barcelona

Located in the Disseny Hub (DHUB), this museum is focused on the rich design culture of the city and has divided the concept into four different schools namely informational, consumer product, fashion and interior design. While the exhibits here are constantly changing, there are several permanent displays such as the fashion exhibit, which tells an in-depth history of Barcelona fashions as they developed from the 16th Century onward. This is a very interesting and fun museum outing for all as the colorful and exciting displays are just the tip of a visit here. Visit the website to take a look at the upcoming lectures, events and exhibits.

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Funeral Carriage Collection at the Montjuïc Cemetery

Death is inevitable and each culture and each region, has its own way and ritual to mourn death. At the Colección de Carrozas Fúnebres, visitors can see a collection of funeral vehicles. Being located in the basement, adds a creepy effect to the ambiance. Carriages, automobiles and engraved tombstones complete the collection. The mannequins and horses give it a realistic touch.

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FC Barcelona Museum

The FC Barcelona Museum, also known as the President Nuñez Museum, is a soccer fan's paradise. The focus is on Barcelona soccer, but the museum also presents a number of artistic and thoughtful reflections on the sport as a whole. A well-planned and visually appealing museum, it displays photos and trophies, as well as playing videos of FC Barcelona in action. Since 1899, Barcelona has been a force to reckon with in European soccer, and this museum takes you through the entire history, right up to the present day. You can also opt for a guided tour of the stadium, which offers a visit to the press boxes, the away teams' locker room, and even the sacred field itself.

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