The botanical Institute of Barcelona (IBB) is a joint made by the Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and Barcelona city council. The IBB was held in 1934 and early intervention CSIC occurred in 1942, when it created a foothold he held Associate Scientist Pius Font i Quer. The IBB was established in 1986 as associated center, and a year later joined the primary stage Scientific Associate moden IBB. In 1998 the decision was ended to sign a brand new agreement with the city of Barcelona, under that rose to the rank of joint center. Given the scientific relevance and also the volume of collections, the IBB is that the second largest botanical center in the Spain. These days the collections comprise 800,000 Herbarium sheets. These collections, likewise as specialised library -integrada Network CSIC Libraries accessible via Internet- open consultation of all interested researchers. The IBB conjointly preserves the Cabinet Salvador, one who all has come these as Enlightenment naturalists. This collection includes all types of items (fossils, shells, seeds, and numerous animal and vegetable products, additionally to herbal), and liberal science, medical and pharmaceutical sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries that is in their area, one in all as the largest in the world. Currently, the IBB research is distributed in 2 completely different research groups: diversity and evolution of plants and history of botanic collections and analysis. The IBB is found within the Parc De Montjuïc, one of the foremost emblematic areas of the city from the point of view of cultural history. The supposed "historic", which was the primary headquarters of the IBB is found around the National Palace, home of the National Art Museum in Catalonia . Currently, the IBB is in a new building, built in 2003 and set at the top of the Botanical garden of Bracelona (JBB), an institution with which it maintains a good relationship.