Barcelona to get Hermitage museum

Barcelona to get Hermitage museum

After plans and negotiations which took place over four years, it has been announced that Barcelona will open an Hermitage museum outpost in 2019.

The building, which has been designed by architect Íñigo Amézola, will be sited in the city’s port, in a waterfront area that is being developed with luxury hotels and a marina.

The museum will have five floors and seven gallery rooms, distributed over 15,00m2 and is expected to receive up to 500,000 visitors per year.

Museum director Jorge Wagensberg has stated that the exhibition centre won’t be a franchise of the famed St. Petersburg museum, although it will display some of its three-million-item collection.



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