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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
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+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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Buried Beneath the City

If getting a sense of the lifestyle of the past millennium interests you, this is one of the most accessible archeological sites I've ever visited. It is staggering to think that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Ogden, Utah
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Ogden, Utah
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If getting a sense of the lifestyle of the past millennium interests you, this is one of the most accessible archeological sites I've ever visited. It is staggering to think that below this incredible city, past civilizations existed is interesting. To realize that skill and foresight required to excavate it so extensively while leaving untouched, the city above is mind-blowing.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An impressive museum of the history of Catana and Barcelona, Well planned exhibits from pre-history to modern times. It is situated next to the Maritime Museum and the Barconleta neighbourhood. Worth every penny with reduced rates for seniors (like most of the museums in Barclona).

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought it was great in the elevator when the little screen showed the dates from 2017 going down underground. Something great to show kids your going back in time. Really interesting museum and cool to see how the romans lived. Really great experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is the perfect thing to do on a rainy day in Barcelona. The Roman ruins were fascinating and the free audio provided just enough information for those who wanted the summary version; and provided opportunity to press a button to hear more details for those who wanted them. For anyone interesting in history this is an absolute *must*,

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Museum! Interesting and Impressive roman domus site. It cost 7€ (Free on Sunday after 15.00). I suggest it!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum, not far from the Cathedral, was one of our favorites. As others have noted, the entry fee is reasonable at 12 euros and includes an audioguide. The expected art and artifacts are well organized and the guide is informative, but the real attraction here is the chance to walk through the ruins/remains of a Roman settlement via a... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a brilliant find and really recommended- especially if raining (and probably if hot- we were here in April). There is an amazing underground section taking you on walkways of the roman city or Barcino. At one point you are right under the cathedral. The audio guide is easy to use and there are well lit pathways with quite... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took advantage of Free Museum day. Most of the museum is underground so cool and damp. Not for walking challenged.

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

The Holy Roman Empire left their traces all over Europe. One can glimpse almost at some aspects of Roman life in most museums in different countries here. This museum is no exception. Lots of Roman remains lead one to explore life in that period. This is not a small museum and one should prepare at least more than an hour... More 

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

We took advantage of the free entry available after 3p.m. on a Sunday - and very pleased that we did. Much of the museum is underground showing the city's Roman and Medieval history. There is lots to see and much fascinating information.

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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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