CosmoCaixa has permanent and temporary exhibitions. It also houses a planetarium. These are some of the exhibitions…
Flooded Forest – A flooded forest which allows visitors to experience wet and dry environs of an Amazon rainforest. Ceiba trees are reproduced based on molds created by museum staff in Pará, Brazil. More than 100 living species are represented including birds, insects, frogs, piranhas, capybaras, and alligators.
Geological Wall – Large cuts of geological formations are displayed along a wall showing erosion, volcanism, faults, sedimentation and related processes. The cuts of rock on display are primarily from Catalonia including potassium salt from Súria, sandstone from Berga and Mallorca, volcanic materials from Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, and limestone from Besalú.
The Hall of Matter – Evolution starting with the Big Bang. It is broken into four sections: the origin of matter, the first living organism, the conquest of “symbolic intelligence”, and the birth of civilization. The exhibit touches on gravitational wave, chaos theory, biology, mobility, neurons, intelligence and human evolution.
Touch, touch! – Living creatures from around the world and the Mediterranean. Animals and plants from three environments.
Address: Isaac Newton, 26, 08022 Barcelona, Spain.
How to get there: Bus 60, 73, 123 and 196.| Trains FGC: stop Av. Tibidabo + Tramvia Blau or bus 196.
Opening time: Tuesday to Sunday & public holidays, from 10am to 8pm. Opens Monday during the Christmas and Easter holidays, and in summer.
January 1st & 6th and December 25th, closed.
Located in the gay area. The hotel’s restaurant serves typical Catalan food using fresh market produce. Bar Bal, like the rest of the hotel, is decorated with works of African art. Modern Air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV. Swimming pool.
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