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Museums in Spain

Army Museum

The Alcázar, a military academy in the 18th and 19th centuries, and a notorious symbol of nationalism in the Spanish Civil Wars, has since 2010 has been the site of Spain’s army museum, an amalgamation of several institutions. It has a huge collection, totalling more than 35,000 items including knives, swords, firearms, artillery pieces, flags, uniforms and medals. It includes leather shields and breech-loading shotguns used by the army.

Museo del Ejército

Bassella Motorcycle Museum

Recognised as one of the best museums in Europe, it has become an icon for all motorsport fans and an obligatory stop in the route to Andorra. This is a 1000sqm exhibition with more than 190 national and international motorcycles, where some of them are considered to be unique pieces in the world. In the centre of the Museum stands out the original workshop where Mario Soler refurbished the majority of motorcycles that shape the present collection.

Museu Moto Bassella

Catalunya Museum of Science and Technology

The creation of today’s National Museum of Science and Technology was an old Catalan ambition. The Association of Engineers, which drove the project forward from 1976, had already tried to set up a museum at the end of the 19th century. The dream was realized in the 1980s. As part of the museum, the collection of cars, lorries, engines, aeroplanes, motorbikes and bicycles on show at the mNACTEC takes us on a journey through the history of transport, from its beginnings in Spain in 1857 up to our own times.

Museu de la Ciència i de la Tècnica de Catalunya