The museum and the multimedia guide

What is elBulli1846?

elBulli1846 is the headquarters of elBullifoundation and is located on the site of former elBullirestaurante. It is located at Cala Montjoi, in the Cap de Creus Natural Park.

Your visit to the museum will allow you to understand why a paradigm shift in world gastronomy took place here and will invite you to reflect on your relationship with knowledge and innovation.

What does the visit to the museum comprise?

The route through elBulli1846 exhibition comprises four main spaces:

  • An outdoor space devoted to reflection on cooking and innovation, Bullinianos, and the Sapiens methodology and its applications.
  • The space that was formerly occupied by the restaurant showcases the key milestones in the history of elBulli.
  • A space dedicated to interdisciplinary relationships.
  • And finally, a space dedicated to elBulliDNA, where you can find out about all the projects carried out by the foundation.
Can I bring my children? Is there a childminding service?

Yes, you can visit the museum with children, but please be aware of our regulations. As the visit is estimated to take two and a half hours, children may become tired.

  • elBulli1846 does not offer a childminding service.
  • Children under 11 enter free of charge if they accompany their parent(s) or guardians who have purchased tickets. In order to qualify for free admission, proof of eligibility must be shown.
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
How long do I need to visit the exhibition?

The visit is estimated to last two and a half hours.

Are there guided tours?

elBulli1846 does not currently offer guided tours. We offer a free multimedia guide that will provide you with all the explanations you need to understand the exhibition and its contents.

What languages are used in the exhibits and visitor information?

The museum exhibits and visitor information are in Spanish, Catalan and English.

The multimedia guide is available in four languages: Spanish, Catalan, English and French.

I don’t have a smartphone or headphones that will allow me to make use of the multimedia guide. What can I do to be able to use it?

If you don’t have a suitable devices to make use of the multimedia guide, don’t worry. Go to reception, located beside the main entrance, and tell our staff:

If you don’t have a smartphone, you will be provided with a device for use during your visit.

If you don’t have headphones, you can purchase a pair at the shop.

Do I have to bring my own headphones to listen to the multimedia guide?

No, although it is recommended. You can also purchase a pair at the museum shop.


Is the museum accessible for people with impaired mobility?

elBulli1846 is accessible for people with impaired mobility, with all areas connected via paths and rampsWe have two free parking spaces reserved exclusively for people with impaired mobility. Advance booking is recommended.

We also have a wheelchair loan service available for pre-booking.

Both our parking space and wheelchair service can be pre-booked by e-mail (info@elbulli1846.com) or by calling (+34) 638 00 18 46 (during museum opening hours).

In the event of queues, preferential entry will be given to persons with disabilities or impaired mobility.

If I have a visual or hearing impairment, will I be able to enjoy a visit to the museum?

Of course.

For each installation in the exhibition, the multimedia guide allows visually impaired visitors to listen to audio files with complementary content and hearing-impaired visitors to read the text equivalent to the audio file. Available in all languages (Spanish, Catalan, English and French).

Entry is permitted for guide dogs to assist blind and visually impaired visitors.

How to get there

How do I get there?

elBulli1846 is located at Cala Montjoi, which is 7.5 km from the centre of Roses.

elBullifoundation provides a free shuttle bus service from Roses to elBulli1846 and back. The bus stop is located at the following address:

Carretera Besalú-Roses (the road leading to Roses, at the entrance to the town): Latitude: 42.267775, Longitude: 3.162134

You can also come in your own vehicle, although you should be aware that access to the area is restricted between 15 July and 31 August.

Please note that to reach Cala Montjoi from the centre of Roses, take Gran Via de Pau Casals and turn off onto Carretera a Montjoi.

You can also reach Cala Montjoi by sea, although we must mention that there is no jetty in the cove and you will have to make your own way to the beach from the mooring buoy you can hire.

Click here for more information on how to get.

Does the museum have a car park?

elBulli1846 has a private car park for the exclusive use of museum visitors.

At the time you purchase your ticket, you will have the option to pre-book a parking space for 3 hours. During the purchasing process, you will be allowed to choose time slots for which parking spaces are available.

There is a strict 3-hour limit and no extensions are permitted. After that time, the space will be allocated to another vehicle.

If you have any queries, please contact the car park manager on arrival.

Free parking service:

  • Spaces for vehicles used by individuals with severe disability (subject to availability)
  • Motorcycle parking
  • Cycle parking
Road restrictions. What do I have to show at the entry barrier?

Road access for vehicles (except motorcycles and bikes) is restricted on all days during the period between 15 July and 31 August from the hours of 10:30 to 16:30.

Your purchase of a ticket to visit elBulli1846 will exempt you from this restriction. Just show your ticket to the person in charge of the barrier controlling entry to the park, which can be found halfway between Roses and Cala Montjoi, at the location called Mirador de Punta Falconera. You will be able to reach elBulli1846 without any problem.

The exemption is only valid for entry with a vehicle on the day of your booking.

Entrances, access, opening times and prices

Do I need to buy tickets in advance?

We recommend that you should buy your ticket online to enable you to choose the day and time you prefer.

elBulli1846 also sells tickets at certain ticket offices, where they are subject to a surcharge. See information on all ticket prices here

Where are the ticket offices?

Official physical points of sale for tickets are:

elBulli1846 ticket office.

Ticket office located at the elBulliBus (shuttle bus) stop: Carretera Besalú-Roses, s/n (17480 Roses)

Latitude: 42.267775, Longitude: 3.162134

Autocars Viñolas ticket kiosk located in Passeig Carles Fages de Climent, in Empuriabrava.

How will I receive my tickets?

If you purchase tickets online, once you have completed the process, you will receive an e-mail with your tickets as a PDF document to download. Check your inbox and spam folder. If you do not receive them, please contact us at info@elbulli1846.com or by calling (+34) 638 00 18 46.

How can I present the purchased tickets?

You can either print our your ticket or show the downloaded version on your mobile device or tablet.

Do you allow tickets to be changed or refunded?

Once a ticket has been purchased, changes can be made or refunds given only up to 24 hours after purchase.

Should the museum have to close for reasons beyond its control, tickets will automatically be refunded in full.

How long do I have to get to the museum before my visit?

You have a space of 15 minutes in which to enter the museum before your visit starts. Therefore, we kindly ask you to be present at the time indicated on your ticket.

If you have pre-booked a parking space, you can only enter the car park 15 minutes before the time your visit is due to start.

Can I visit the museum in a group?

It is currently not possible to arrange visits in large groups. If your group has more than nine people, please contact us at info@elbulli1846.com so that we can come up with a solution.

I’m from a school. Can I visit the museum with my students?

Visits cannot be made by school groups during the museum’s opening period. Dates will be made available for visits by school groups from October onwards. If you are a teaching professional and are interested in arranging a visit with your students, please contact us at info@elbulli1846.com and we will provide you with the necessary information.

Can I buy any souvenirs?

Yes, you can purchase mementos of your visit at the official museum shop, located at the exit.

Do you need to hold a ticket to go to the museum shop?

No, the museum shop also has a separate entrance that is freely accessible. The opening hours of the shop are the same as those of the museum: 9:30–20:00.


Is there a restaurant?

No, there is no restaurant.

Remember that elBulli1846 is no longer elBullirestaurante, and we do not offer a meal service.

Are there lockers to store bags and items of luggage?

Yes. For your safety, backpacks and other large bags must be stored in the cloakroom lockers.

The size of the lockers is 45 cm x 40 cm, the standard size for a backpack.


Will the museum open if it rains?

Visits will not be cancelled in the event of rain, wind, fog or any other inclement weather. Therefore, no refunds will be given for this reason.

In the event that adverse weather conditions mean that a visit to the facilities poses a risk to the safety of visitors, the it will be cancelled. In this case, any tickets affected by this decision will be refunded by the same payment method used for their purchase.

elBulli1846 is a museum with an outdoor section. Please remember to wear clothing that is suitable for the heat, as well as a raincoat or umbrella in case of rain.

Are animals allowed?

Animals are not permitted, except guide dogs when needed.

Can I take photographs?

Taking and posting of images or content for commercial or informative purposes is strictly forbidden without the explicit authorisation of the foundation. If you would like to apply for permission, you can do so at the following e-mail address: press@elbulifoundation.com

I am a professional journalist. How can I request an interview or photographs?

If you would like to request an interview or make specific video recordings or take specific photographs, please contact press@elbullifoundation.com.

Remember that we have an exclusive section for the media where you will find more information, press releases and supporting images at https://elbullifoundation.com/en/prensa

How can I make a donation or bequest to elBullifoundation?

Individuals interested in making donations or bequests can contact the customer service department at info@elbullifoundation.com

Who can I contact for more information?

If you need more personalised attention, please contact us by e-mail at info@elbulli1846.com or on our the customer service telephone number (+34) 638 00 18 46.

Opening hours: During the museum’s opening season, Monday to Saturday from 9:30–18:00.