Shops / Museums in Barcelona?

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Shops / Museums in Barcelona?

Joined: May 1st, 2003, 9:43 pm

July 23rd, 2012, 11:21 pm #1

I've heard that several shops may have closed down, so can anyone suggest good model shops in central Barcelona? I don't want to trek to somewhere which comes up on the internet, only to find it is closed down!

Massively grateful for any suggestions,

Chris

Chris Lloyd-Staples
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Chris Lloyd-Staples

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Joined: February 21st, 2004, 10:10 pm

July 24th, 2012, 8:56 am #2

Hi Chris,

I visited Barcelona in 06 - since then Jordi Rubio has moved his shop to a different street in the city - not too far from the old location ( check-out google earth ) you should be able to get there via the excellent underground system "funicular" we travelled From Lloret via train to Clot station and then from Clot to the Familia Segrada via the underground, Jordi Rubio`s shop was packed to the rafters with kits and books of a truly varied selection and Jordi`s assistant was a pleasant young guy who spoke excellent English !

At the time of our visit the cable car to Montjuich military museum wasn`t working so we made or way there via the nearest underground stop and walked up to the fortress via the terraced gardens ( a steep walk but well worth it ! ) the museum used to have one of the best collections of artillery from the civil war in the open-air courtyard BUT the previous Socialist government in their "enlightened wisdom" decided that the collection was a little too "Fracoist" for their taste and subsequently removed the lot( the museum was built by Franco in the 60`s )there are however are a few remaining items inside the museum ( 20mm Breda, 47mm Breda , PaK 36, Krupp 96 ) and a large and excellent collection of smallarms,uniforms,medals etc inside the museum.

Female family members can be "bought-off" with a trip to Gaudi`s magnificent ( and as yet unfinished Cathederal ) "La Familia Segrada" and the many and varied shops and cafe`s that reside within a short distance of the model shop and museum !

Regards

Stirl

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Joined: May 1st, 2003, 9:43 pm

July 25th, 2012, 8:34 am #3

That is really helpful. I presume his NEW address is the one at 625 Carrer de Corsega?

The suggestion of going to Montjuich is excellent. I have one of those Italeri Breda guns, and a few photos would help out!

Huge thanks.

Anyone got other suggestions???

Regards,

Chris

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July 25th, 2012, 3:55 pm #4

Yep -

Carrer de Corsega appears to be Jordi Rubio`s new address Chris,
-Avinguda Gaudi was the shops old location.
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Joined: April 29th, 2004, 8:46 pm

July 27th, 2012, 11:53 am #5

That is really helpful. I presume his NEW address is the one at 625 Carrer de Corsega?

The suggestion of going to Montjuich is excellent. I have one of those Italeri Breda guns, and a few photos would help out!

Huge thanks.

Anyone got other suggestions???

Regards,

Chris

Chris Lloyd-Staples
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I think all military material has been removed from Montjuic and sent to the "Museo del Ejército" in Toledo, and some pieces to the military museum in Figueres.
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August 2nd, 2012, 7:43 am #6

I discovered this when I arrived! However, I loved Barcelona, so the trip to the castle was well worth the afternoon in the sun.....

I'm disappointed, because I really wanted to see the Breda gun.

Thanks,

Chris

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August 2nd, 2012, 9:41 am #7

The "Museo Historico Militar" at Valencia has one 20 mm. Breda gun on exposition, near the Chevrolet busses used as command posts in the SCW. Unfortunately, no photos are allowed.
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