- After a total renovation, the emblematic museum reopens its doors to offer a modern and innovative experience that will be constantly renewed. The space has 28 themed rooms, more than 120 figures and interactive technology that allows you to live an adventure with the most iconic characters from the world of cinema, sport, music, history and current affairs, among others.
- Billie Eilish, Úrsula Corberó, the Roca brothers, Rosalía, Messi, Pau Gasol, Marc Márquez, Serena Williams, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Stephen Hawking, Obama and Merkel are just some of the new tenants of this emblematic 19th century mansion converted into a 21st century museum.
Barcelona, December 3rd, 2020. The new Barcelona Wax Museum opens its doors tomorrow, 4 December, to offer a renewed, innovative and modern experience that places it among the best wax museums in the world.
It is located at the end of the Rambla, at Pasaje de la Banca, n. 7, inside the spectacular 19th century mansion that was the headquarters of the Bank of Barcelona. An emblematic building where many spaces have been preserved, such as the old vault.
Visitors will be introduced to 28 scenarios, with more than 120 figures and a suggestive story that, thanks to audiovisual media, lighting and technology, will immerse visitors in a unique experience.
Yesterday's and today's references under the same roof
Thanks to the renovation that has been carried out, more than a hundred of the most important figures of today and of all times have the opportunity to meet face to face.
A doctor and a doctor's assistant welcome you to the museum, a small gesture and a clear act of homage and awareness of the difficult time we are going through.
of awareness of the difficult time we are living through. They will introduce you to the Barcelona room, a world of sensations, images and sound that will allow you to immerse yourself in the city as never before.
From this moment on, you will be surrounded by a large number of stars, such as Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio or Jennifer Lawrence, characters who have decided to move to the Catalan capital and are eagerly awaiting visitors.
So do the great voices of today's music scene, such as Billie Eilish, Rosalía, Adele and Taylor Swift, who share a spectacular stage with the kings of music of all time: David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury and the Beatles.
The museum has also managed to bring together in the same kitchen the leaders of the culinary arts such as the Roca brothers, who will soon be sharing space with other masters of the kitchen.
The main national and international sportsmen and women also allow themselves a moment of relaxation in this peculiar space. Leo Messi, Serena Williams, Marc Márquez, Pau Gasol or Fernando Alonso, and even someone who has already retired, such as Michael Jordan, share a surrounding stage in which all sports coexist.
The great masters of the main disciplines did not want to miss the appointment with the city either. Science references such as Einstein and Stephen Hawking meet Marie Curie and Santiago Ramón i Cajal. The greatest writers in history, such as Cervantes and Shakespeare, are accompanied by the most important classical musicians, such as Beethoven, Chopin and Pau Casals, who are also joined by icons of painting, such as Dalí, Picasso, Miró, Goya and Frida Kahlo, who has her own space.
An icon of the city of Barcelona, such as the emblematic Floquet de Nieve, has decided to return to live in this new house, where he cohabits with an archaeologist while a 4-metre King Kong watches them attentively?
In addition, visitors can feel like kings on the most coveted throne, before meeting some of the leaders, good and evil, of all time: Mussolini and Hitler share the stage with Nelson Mandela, Gandhi and Maria Teresa of Calcutta. All of them under the watchful eye of the Guardia Urbana and the Mossos d'Esquadra!
In the Homage in Catalonia space you can enjoy our main traditions, where a spectacular 4-metre castle stands out, which can be seen from different heights by climbing the main staircase.
From the bottom of the ocean to the sky, thanks to technology
The 28 interactive themed spaces make up the new museum experience through the incorporation of technological systems and surprising audiovisual media.
Thanks to this technology, visitors will be able to go up 120 metres in a lift where, thanks to the screens, they will be able to see the Rambla from an eagle's eye view with a 360° view.
Visitors can also dive into a submarine to observe the bottom of the ocean and see how it has been degenerating while Greta Thunberg warns: THERE IS NO PLANET B. As if that wasn't enough, you can also travel to the universe from a space station where you can observe the Earth and, by means of tactile panels, see how the different meteorological phenomena are formed on the planet as you wish.
Reclaiming the Rambla
The new museum, located in the city's choir for fifty years and now completely renovated, has not wanted to forget its roots and has opted to strengthen its relationship with its surroundings, the Rambla and the city of Barcelona, and promote this place as a family leisure space of reference.
A complete renovation with a large investment
The new Wax Museum, initially promoted by the company Advanced Leisure Services (ALS), manager of different cultural spaces, which has been joined by a group of partners, including Toni Cruz, former president of Endemol and creative director of the project, recovers one of the most emblematic leisure facilities in the city with a modern and innovative approach to position it as an international benchmark. For this reason, 6 million euros have been invested and forty jobs will be created. But this will not stop there. The new Wax Museum is designed to be constantly renewed with new figures and activities for all audiences.
* The museum complies with all the legal health and safety measures established in the official protocols for the prevention of COVID-19.