Josep Fontcalda House Museum

This is a review of the Escape Room “Josep Fontcalda House Museum” offered by 1801 Escape Room in Tona, Spain.
  • ⭐️ 9.3/10
  • 🌡 Difficult
  • ⏳ 75 Minutes
  • 👥 2 – 6 Person

The 1801 Escape Room is located in Tona, a small town about an hour’s drive north of Barcelona. The only Escape Game there, the “Josep Fontcalda House Museum”, made it to a remarkable 46th place at the Terpeca in 2022. Not only that! In 2021, the game was awarded 3rd place in the “Best Puzzles” category at the Spanish Escape Room Awards. Reason enough to put a visit to the museum on our to-do list for the next trip to Barcelona. We shouldn’t regret it!

There is not much about the story of this room on the website, apart from a very often repeated “Water, earth, fire, air…”, so we didn’t really know what to expect. We were greeted by a personal museum guide who was able to tell us about the history of Josep Fontcalda’s museum. The eccentric and brilliant mathematician was obsessed with the idea of finding a fifth element.

The adventure begins in his study, where we follow in the footsteps of his research to find out if he could actually have succeeded in discovering a fifth element. The beautiful decoration of this 100% handmade room is true to the stems and with a lot of attention to detail. The great strength, however, are the aforementioned original and tricky puzzles, where you can for the most part split up and work in parallel.

The whole thing is rounded off by successful game transitions and an unexpected, really spectacular finale that really got us going again. A clear recommendation for ideally 3 to 4 people.

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Heiner Stepen