Museu d'Historia de Barcelona - MUHBA

Museu d'Historia de Barcelona - MUHBA

Museu d'Historia de Barcelona - MUHBA
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 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
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
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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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  • Jess_the_TravelBug
    208 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our favorite museum and adventure in Barcelona
    This museum was not on our list of places to go and we stumbled across it. It ended up being our favorite place we visited in a week spent in Barcelona. The exhibits were fascinating and the Roman ruins were incredible. I beyond recommend you spend a few hours here.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written January 22, 2024
  • travelgrrl09
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss for history buffs
    Excellent museum with vast underground Roman ruins displaying fascinating transition from Roman rule to Christianization. Early foundation of first basilica along with palace room and church. Hidden gem with few visitors. Enjoyed this so much more than Picasso museum.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 9, 2024
  • Family5GetAway
    St. John's, Canada321 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable visit.
    We found the entrance a little hard to find, but got there in the end. This museum is bigger than you think and has a lot to offer. Unlike a lot of the tourist sites around the city, there were no crowds here at all. We found it very interesting and well worth the price. We spent 2 hours here and could have spent a little more, but were a little pressed for time so ended up rushing through at the end. Although we visited in mid-April, the top floor was very hot so you may want to bring a small fan if you do not like the heat. I am glad we made the time to come here and do recommend it if your schedule allows.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 15, 2024
  • Ed09
    25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting exhibits, some improvements could make it better
    Plus: An in-depth history of Barcelona with many artefacts, exhibits and showreels. The ancient ruins in the basement of the museum were especially interesting. Minuses: -The curt service by the front line staff and the downright rude female security staff at the entrance marred the experience. - A clear and concise Directory on the ground floor, indicating what is shown at each level would have been helpful.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written June 3, 2024
  • dese2
    Auburn, New York3,219 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the MUHBA sites
    We found this museum online before our trip, it was a bit more difficult to locate in town. But finally, we found it. The entry is marked but we missed it going in. There is a cost, but it was minimal - I don't even remember how much. There are several floors to this museum so pick up a map. There is even a below level where more excavation is ongoing. Within the museum there are many signs to identify the displays and most have English translations. Some beautiful pieces on display and much to help explain the long history of Barcelona which we enjoyed. This makes a great way to get to know the history and culture of this beautiful city. Be prepared to spend a couple hours at least.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 11, 2024
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Keijei
Barcelona, Spain3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
very interesting, about the history of Barcelona.
you must go if you want to learn about more the city.
100% recommended.
Written June 12, 2024
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dese2
Auburn, NY3,219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We found this museum online before our trip, it was a bit more difficult to locate in town. But finally, we found it. The entry is marked but we missed it going in. There is a cost, but it was minimal - I don't even remember how much.
There are several floors to this museum so pick up a map. There is even a below level where more excavation is ongoing.
Within the museum there are many signs to identify the displays and most have English translations. Some beautiful pieces on display and much to help explain the long history of Barcelona which we enjoyed.
This makes a great way to get to know the history and culture of this beautiful city. Be prepared to spend a couple hours at least.
Written June 11, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ed09
Singapore25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Plus:
An in-depth history of Barcelona with many artefacts, exhibits and showreels. The ancient ruins in the basement of the museum were especially interesting.

Minuses:
-The curt service by the front line staff and the downright rude female security staff at the entrance marred the experience.

- A clear and concise Directory on the ground floor, indicating what is shown at each level would have been helpful.
Written June 3, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Family5GetAway
St. John's, Canada321 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We found the entrance a little hard to find, but got there in the end. This museum is bigger than you think and has a lot to offer. Unlike a lot of the tourist sites around the city, there were no crowds here at all. We found it very interesting and well worth the price. We spent 2 hours here and could have spent a little more, but were a little pressed for time so ended up rushing through at the end. Although we visited in mid-April, the top floor was very hot so you may want to bring a small fan if you do not like the heat. I am glad we made the time to come here and do recommend it if your schedule allows.
Written May 15, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

travelgrrl09
Philadelphia, PA95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Excellent museum with vast underground Roman ruins displaying fascinating transition from Roman rule to Christianization. Early foundation of first basilica along with palace room and church. Hidden gem with few visitors. Enjoyed this so much more than Picasso museum.
Written April 10, 2024
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Margie D
York, PA1,715 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This museum is located in a 16th century house on Plaça del Rei. We passed by it on our evening walk through the Gothic Quarter.
Written February 26, 2024
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wingate
London, UK2,681 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
For some reason there are no signs showing the way to the mud.Took me around 20 minutes to find.
I was not particularly impressed with the museum itself.Lots of exhibits with no explanation.
This will be fine for you if you are interested in the history of the area.Otherwise don't bother.
Written January 27, 2024
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Jess_the_TravelBug
208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
This museum was not on our list of places to go and we stumbled across it. It ended up being our favorite place we visited in a week spent in Barcelona. The exhibits were fascinating and the Roman ruins were incredible. I beyond recommend you spend a few hours here.
Written January 22, 2024
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TheLeongOhana
United States7,455 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We came here on a rainy weekday and ended up spending almost two hours here going through all the exhibits.

The museum curators did a nice job in putting together the exhibits and providing good details and context. I learned a lot more about the founding of Barcelona, the influence and changes that the Romans and Visigoths had on the city, growth and evolution in trade and industry, Catalan culture and differences, and so much more.

After completing the visit to the main museum we were then directed downstairs to the Roman excavations under the museum. I was happy to see they were quite extensive where one could see the remains of a winery, fish sauce and textile shops, churches to name a couple. There were lots of signs and some videos that gave history and purpose for what we saw.

After finishing we headed upstairs to see part of Royal Palace and St Mary’s Chapel. Lots of open space for future expansion.

The only surprise was how few visitors there were that time so it felt like we had the whole museum to ourselves (including the watchful eye of one security guard)! Hopefully it was just due to the rainy weather.
Written January 19, 2024
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Granada Guill
Barcelona, Spain7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Overlooking the Roman remains are remarkably long walkways that form an amazing arrangement. It was amazing to go around the vast ruins and observe how these ancient artifacts had been preserved.
Written December 14, 2023
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