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Museu d'Historia de Barcelona - MUHBA

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Address: Placa del Rei, s/n | Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 932 56 21 22
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ancient and medieval Barcelona in the monumental ensemble beneath Plaça del...

Ancient and medieval Barcelona in the monumental ensemble beneath Plaça del Rei, organised in the 20th century. A tour through 4,000 square metres in an underground archaeological site that takes us from Barcino to Barcinona. Exhibition on the emergence of the medieval city. Visit to the Palau Reial Major palace.

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I was pleasantly surprised by this place. The Roman ruins in the basement are far more extensive and well preserved than I expected.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by this place. The Roman ruins in the basement are far more extensive and well preserved than I expected.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum offer an excellent history of Barcelona. Most striking is this building takes you through the actual Roman ruins of the city . English explanation is sparatic but was enough to keep me amazed at what I saw . Sundays after 3pm the museum has free admission .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The most unique Museum in the city. Built around the excavation site of an old Roman town. It's mostly underground. Shows what life was like and how the Romans arranged their city while they were the top dogs. Definitely worth a visit. Also the neighborhood is full of excellent places to eat!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the underground experience of old Barcelona, built by the Romans in -12 AD. Be sure to find this museum. You may need to ask where it is - entrance between the street and the Cathedral. Keep looking!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the Roman ruins beneath the street. There is information in English (and Spanish and Catalan) so you can really understand what you are looking at. The entrance ticket is also valid for other Barcelona history museum sites and is valid for one year. It is not easy to find the entrance but if you find the museum book... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea how much I would enjoy this museum. Walking around and on top of Roman ruins was just amazing you really are walking IN history and made me realize just how old the city of Barcelona really is.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in Roman Barcelona this is for you. For about 6 euros you get a walk on slightly raised walking grids and glass panels through a large number of Roman building remains, parts of the city walls and mosaics, well - lit and with informative display captions. At appropriate spots there are audiovisual displays and show-cases of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a few hours in the museum and found it an unexpected delight. It is brilliantly set out and the multi language audio guides are outstanding. We have seen many, many museums and this is one of the best, if not the very best we have visited. The signage, explanations and lightig are wonderful. We are planning to return... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ruins aren't so intact, but it's a fun place to visit if you have time. Gives very good history with free audio tour which adds a lot to the attraction. Takes about an hour, but give you a good feel on how cities were built and how the were organized in the 3-4th centuries. They also have the hall... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first part of the museum is interesting, although the plaques are all in Spanish so you should get an English audio guide if you want to know more about the artifacts. Beneath the museum is an unexpectedly large area of excavated Roman ruins. These were amazing to see. We didn't plan nearly enough time and practically had to run... More 

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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