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Museu Del Calcat

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Address: Pl. de Sant Felip Neri, Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 933 01 45 33
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a Shoe Museum

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Cute, Do Not Go Out of Your Way

I had to see it - the visit took all of ten minutes. This is a one anteroom, one small room museum in dire need of almost everything. The older - and I mean older - gentleman... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2015
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CHevy Chase, United States
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CHevy Chase, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I had to see it - the visit took all of ten minutes. This is a one anteroom, one small room museum in dire need of almost everything. The older - and I mean older - gentleman taking tickets spoke no English he was willing to admit to but it was fun if you are near the cathedral, That said,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

This shoe museum is a real hidden gem. While it is small, it is really interesting. For anyone who lives shoes, you must visit.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

Tucked away in a lovely courtyard near the Catedral de Barcelona is this tiny musuem of shoes. How do we think we have invented any new designs?? The host was charming - very proud of the displays - I bought 2 posters of shoes (my grandfather was a cobbler). It was an enjoyable visit in an enjoyable day!

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Besides enjoying the little adorable museum - the location was great - it was fun finding it and when we arrived, it is in a small courtyard where local little children were getting out of school. the entire experience was charming!

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

Not big, but good enough collection will be interesting for those who are interested in history of fashion. And there is a shoe made for the statue of Colombus on Mirador de Colom))

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

2.5 euro (may 2014) for a single room (pretty small). Includes shoes from the 17,18 and 19 century. Cute, not more

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Dusslingen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

We foudnd this museum in the Gothic area hidden in a beautiful plaza. It was charming, interesting, not commercial and theres a kind old man running it. We aren´t shoe people, but the museum was very interesting anyhow. The price to get in was economical and it was a pleasure to see a real old fashioned museum in a peaceful... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012 via mobile

I enjoyed this tiny museum, it is unpretentious and has a great range of shoe design. not so many from more recent times but hey we can go to plenty of shoe shops and web sites for them...the attendant was the sweetest man who was happy to talk about the exhibits, he didn't speak English but we managed to communicate... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

This little museo is cheap (2.5 euro) & charming. it sits in a perfect small courtyard behind the catedral & is served by a tiny, ancient attendant who offers sporadic quiet comments in castelano about the various exhibits. It's quiet & quaint, inexpensive, & a respite from the bustle of the old town. Would I fly to Barcelona for it,... More 

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Killeberg, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2010

This is a sweet little trip through the history of shoes. Having visited more 'high fashion' shoe exhibitions this was a bit more old school but a worthy distraction nonetheless. Situated in a lovely courtyard with a dedicated attendent, you can see examples of shoes from Roman times through the Victorian ages up until the modern day. Don't get too... More 

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With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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