Are you someone who loves to do cultural tourism? Do you love to visit museums every time you travel to a new city? Well, if you’re going to spend a few days in Sabadell, you’re in luck, because there are tons of places you can visit!
Miguel Crusafont Catalan Institute of Paleontology
Are you traveling with children? They might tell you that they don’t want to go to museums because museums are boring! But Sabadell has a museum that is perfect for adults and kids of all ages… the Instituto Catalán de Paleontología Miguel Crusafont!
In this museum, children can come face to face with paleolithic prehistory, see real dinosaur fossils and learn more about their history. What’s more, the museum often puts on many activities so that the whole family can have fun learning. Why not pay them a visit?
Sabadell Art Museum
Also called MAS for short (from the Spanish, Museo del Arte de Sabadell), this museum specializes in Catalan paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. This is a place with a two-for-one benefit in terms of cultural tourism, because the building itself was built between 1812 and 1819.
Over the years, this building became living quarters for people of noble birth, such as Queen Isabel II, until it was converted into the museum we know today, which opened its doors for the first time in 1972.
The walls are filled with what is known as their permanent collection, works of art from famous artists and others that have been donated by local artists. Marian Burgés, Rafael Durancamps, Josep Espinalt and Joan Figueras are just some of the artists whose works cover the walls of the museum.
And paintings aren’t the only thing you can see, because there are all types of artwork in the museum: furniture, graphic art, décor, pottery, glass, photography, sculptures, etc.
Museo d’Eines del Camp
Would you be interested in learning a little about the world of agriculture in Catalonia? The Museo d’Eines del Camp museum is the place for you! This is an institution located in Masia de Can Deu, which has been reformed and converted to a museum.
Apart from the beauty of the building itself, the inside is dedicated to exhibiting the traditional farming methods of Mediterranean agriculture. There, you can find audiovisual files that show what life was like in the countryside before the advent of modern agriculture.
Sabadell History Museum
Every city has its history, and what’s better than a museum dedicated to that history that you can visit while you are in Sabadell? The Museo de Historia de Sabadell, or MHS for short, is the perfect place to learn a little about the local history.
It’s located at Carretera de Sant Antoni, number 13, and in it you can discover Sabadell’s history, from prehistoric times to the industrial age in the 19th and 20th centuries. You won’t just be able to learn about the history, but you’ll also get to admire archaeological and ethnological artifacts from the city, as well as a large number of pieces from the wool textile industry collection.
In addition to visiting it on your own at your own pace, you can also come to one of the many conferences they give about the city’s history. The best part? It’s completely free!
Agrupación Astronómica Sabadell
Another perfect place to come with children if you are doing some tourism in Sabadell. This place is both a study space for amateur astronomers and a museum about the world of astronomy for the curious public.
A very active institution, with more than 1000 partners across Spain and abroad. They collaborate on activities with different international organizations, such as AAVSO and the MPC. All of the activities they do are focused on spreading astronomy, for both partners and tourists, of all ages. Some of the featured activities include: conferences, astronomy sessions, courses, workshops, and livestream sessions online.