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Museu d'Historia de Barcelona - MUHBA

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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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

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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This museum sits on top of the most extensive underground Roman ruins in the world. Under the museum you literally walk the ancient streets of first century BC Barcelona... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This museum sits on top of the most extensive underground Roman ruins in the world. Under the museum you literally walk the ancient streets of first century BC Barcelona (Barcino). Well you don't actually walk the streets, you are on a catwalk just above the old streets. No other ancient Roman site gives such a good idea of everyday Roman... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This museum is amazing, it starts upstairs with the usual explanations of local history, however when you go downstairs/underground you go through the history of the city. We have seen many Roman Ruins, however never seen anything like this. Allow at least a couple of hours, it is very large and well done, also good value. At the end do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Only in Barcelona for the weekend, did not have this museum on our list but thought we'd stop in since it was on our route. Two hours later we emerged, after a thoroughly moving experience. Spending time walking through the remains of the old Roman city of Barcino was, with a little imagination, like going back in time 2000 years.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

If you are seriously interested in hstory then this museum is unmissable. Close collaboration between archaeologists, historians, architects and draughtsmen have produced an impressive and interesting display far superior to anything I have seen before. The tour takes you through Roman ruins via the Middle Ages to the 20th century supported by information boards, videos, leaflets and easy to use... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Great museum , very interesting and the extent of the city beneath a surprise. The staff at the entrance helpful. Very reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I mean, this place is absolutely awesome for history buffs. If you are not into history, you're going to see a bunch of signs and rocks that kind of look like the outlines of multiple rooms. Take your pick where your interests lay. You are literally walking through the ruins of the original roman settlement of Barcino. I was amazed.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

To my luck , I went on a Sunday afternoon, I was surprised when she told me, the museum and audio guide are free on that day and time ... lucky me :D I loved it,, it is very well preserved, and how the display is set in which you can see how the Romans exaclty put these things into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

An amazing overview of life in Barcelona during Roman times with rooms outlined types of businesses, street patterns, on an elevated walkway underground. Took us over 2 hrs, but so much to see and absorb

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Paid only 7 euros to see some great historic sights and artifacts, the underground section was really unique. The audio guide was an excellent compliment, could go at your own pace and really look at everything on your own time. The only thing i disliked was about half hour before closing they kinda push you to look faster and not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

A very well done museum which gives a comprehensive look at the history of Barcelona from the earliest days of the Iberians to the end of the Medieval period. A fascination tour through archaeological diggings showing the Roman city and the later ecclesiastical structures built on top. Very good signage, much in English, as well as a good audio tour... 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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