Museu d'Historia de Barcelona - MUHBA

Museu d'Historia de Barcelona - MUHBA

Museu d'Historia de Barcelona - MUHBA
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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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Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
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.
How to get there
  • Jaume I • 1 min walk
  • Liceu • 6 min walk
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria19,355 contributions
Dec. 2022
A very interesting museum, showing the ruins of a Roman settlement built during the Roman Empire. There's quite a bit to look at, with explanations in English. It is currently under reconstruction and the entrance is through a small and strange entrance. It's a very interesting place overall.
Written January 3, 2023
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Janetwlu
Pasadena, CA14 contributions
Dec. 2022
While I didn't give it a 5, that was only because it was under construction. It is definitely worth the 5 euro per person. Also, if you are visiting Barcelona, go here first because the ticket also gets you in to many other museums throughout the city. Very fascinating and informative!
Written December 13, 2022
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Moscow, Russia108,133 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
The permanent exhibition of the historical origins of the city appeared only in the 20th century. When the construction of Via Laietana began in 1931, several fragments of the ancient settlement of Barcino were unearthed. After that, full-scale excavations of the burials were carried out, and already in 1943 a museum was opened in their place.
Written December 8, 2022
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James H
Arnold, MD909 contributions
Sep. 2022
This grand museum in the Barri Gothic traces the 2,000 year history of Barcelona in wonderful displays ending at the Spanish Civil War. Well worth a visit.
Written October 7, 2022
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COtravelfam04
Austin, TX226 contributions
Aug. 2022
We lived in Barcelona for a number of years and took many visitors all over the city. This was always a hit with our visiting friends and family. (I can imagine it would be less interesting for people who have had many opportunities to see Roman ruins, but as that is nonexistant where we are from, it always proved interesting to our guests.) You get to walk under the city of Barcelona where there are the remains of the original Roman city of Barcino. It is incredible to see those structural remains and learn about what was once there.

On a recent return visit to BCN, we took some people we were traveling with here. We enjoyed the return and our friends loved it! I highly recommend this experience.

A note for the museum curators - directional signage on walking through the exhibit and how to exit could be greatly improved.
Written September 28, 2022
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marshall
Lisbon, Portugal6 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Solo
Excellent Roman historical museum. Remains of a dye shop, fish shop, small road and early Christian church. Very interesting and not busy.
Written August 30, 2022
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3waytieforlast
Portland, OR364 contributions
May 2022
intriguing but relatively formless archeological roman and early christian ruins; remaining display merely about food...?!?!
Written May 15, 2022
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NCHKCA
114 contributions
Mar. 2022
The preserved Roman ruins are truly amazing - presented in a haunting underground display where you walk on a catwalk suspend over and through the ruins. Decent signage throughout the ruins in a few languages. Amazing to think of what was happening when the city was 1st established and how people lived. This alone was worth the visit - about 1 hour to fully absorb it. At the same facility, the remaining collection was limited - and very focused on how food supplies were provided to the population throughout several hundred years. The printed guide and on-line materials are nearly useless. The ticket gets you into other locations around the city that are affiliated with the museum - but hasn’t fit our itinerary to visit those.
Written March 30, 2022
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Annalise A
9 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Friends
This was so much fun! I like seeing old ruins of cities so this was perfect for me. However, I will say that better signage telling people where to buy tickets would be a good addition. When my friend and I first arrived, we couldn’t figure out where the museum was or where to buy tickets. Other than that, it was a great experience!
Written March 29, 2022
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augieray
Jersey City, NJ157 contributions
Mar. 2022
A very interesting visit for anyone interested in the history of Barcelona or archeology. Buried under modern-day Barcelona is the original Roman city of Barcino. The remains date back to the 1st century BC. A series of elevated walkways allow you to walk around and over the ruins, learning about the history and function of the facilities.

It seemed parts were closed for COVID, and we weren't always very clear of the recommended path to take through the museum.
Written March 27, 2022
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