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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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If you want to have an idea of Barcelona´s history, travel back in time discovering ruins and photographs.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to have an idea of Barcelona´s history, travel back in time discovering ruins and photographs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best secret in Barcelona -- at least to foreign tourists! We haven't met anyone else who's been here and it's such a unique place. The elevator takes you down almost 2000 centuries to real roman remains of fish shops and fabric dying shops and an amazing historical experience. Don't miss this one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I hope I am reviewing the right place. I'm referring to the museum that is in plaza del rei. Sincere thanks to all the Tripadvisors who alerted me to this awesome place which was not publicised anywhere. We had difficulty locating it as it is not signposted, and even the lady at the tourist information in Barri Gotti seemed a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum on Barcelona's modern history is nothing crazy special. However The excavations beneath are amazing. There is so much down there and as a ancient Rome nerd I loooovved it. Cost not much also.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum is good for new students, who don't know anything of the history of Catalunya. The Islamic period is not covered in details, as it did never exist.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In terms of fascinating, this museum really does it. Here you can see the remains of the Roman city of Barcino. The elevator (watch out: it closes quickly) descends to the First Century BC and runs through the Sixth Century AD. Walkways make it very easy to walk through this ancient city in its variation incarnations with the streets and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is really the underground archaeological remains of the Roman city of Barcino. It is stunning with glass walkways over the excavated wine-shop, fish salting shops, homes etc with the foundations of an old Visigoth church built after the Romans left. You can even look up into a Roman watchtower. This museum, most of which is undergound is not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing to see the past right in front of you. Some of the video displays were not functioning but the audio tour was good. Great history of the city

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting small museum on the history of human arrival and settlement in Iberia. English guidebook available as you enter the exhibits. Very good coverage of paleolithic/neolithic forward to Greek, Carthaginian and Roman colonization. Finishes with small exhibit on the Visigothic era. Took three hours and not at all crowded. Worth the time, especially for history geeks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wonderful museum starts off with the history of Barcelona. You then go down the elevator and enter the ancient world of Barcelona. As you wander through the archaeological site, you can experience Barcelona of old. Beautifully displayed artifacts with excellent audio guide. We loved it!

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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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