The Moto Museum - The museum was at its highest point in the second half of the 20th century thanks to its founder Mario Soler. Past, present and future of the moto industry are displayed in the museum, and each exhibit depicts the social and economic status of the country it comes from, as well as the chronological development of the industry. Mario Soler (1907-1991) was a huge fan and moto inventor. He had passion and love for mechanics. He was known for his workshop where he saved a large number of engines. In addition to that, he was one of Barcelona’s most famous collectors.
The museum permanent exhibition depicts over 300 engines. The Foundation’s goal is to point out the significance of this vehicles because, as antiquities, they are a part of UNESCO’s cultural heritage. There are many two-wheeled vehicles from Spain, Italy, France and the USA. There are models such as Bultaco, Montesa and Ossa from Italy that can no longer be seen in the streets. Many describe the museum’s collection as “pure art”. For many visitors the museum is a way to go back in the past, and besides bikes and scooters, there are also many ancient bicycles at display.
The museum’s permanent exhibition is called “One hundred years of motorbike history”. The museum also organizes “Museum Rally” in which classic bikes and cars take part in 120-kilometer race. They pass through beautiful landscape and Spanish roads that are perfect for this sport.
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.00 – 17.00
closed on Tuesday and Wednesday).
Ticket price: 9 euros.
Author of the text:
Maja Glavaš, Bachelor with Honours in Communicology. Works in Tourism.
Contact: [email protected]; instagram: travel_europe1
Photo by Harley-Davidson on Unsplash