Barcelona is a city full of museums. And one more is the Shoe Museum (Museu del Calçat, in Catalan), located in a Renaissance building where the shoemakers’ guild was based, dating from 1565. After the Civil War it was moved to the charming Sant Felip Neri square.
It is a somewhat peculiar museum, apparently somewhat ramshackle, but with a great charm. It is possible to find replicas of shoes from Roman times to the 18th century, and original shoes from 1700 to the present day. The museum also exhibits tools used by shoemakers to carry out their work throughout history.
As interesting details of the Footwear Museum, it should be noted that it has a section within it dedicated to celebrities and famous people. There you can see shoes of characters such as Jordi Pujol, Pau Casals, Ronaldinho or Charlie Rivel; among many others. And as a curious note we will say that there you can see the last that was used as a mold to create the feet of the statue of Columbus, which measured about 112 cm and served to calculate the exact height that would finally count the statue.
We have already visited it… And, of course, we recommend that you do it too, because besides being peculiar, it is a very interesting museum.
Pl. Sant Felip Neri, 5 Barcelona, 08002
District: Ciutat Vella – Neighborhood: Gòtic
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
How to get there: L4 Jaume I, L3 Liceu