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MUHBA Museu Historia de Barcelona

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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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Amazing to see the excavated remains of Barcin

While I'm neither a history buff nor an archeology buff, seeing the artifacts from 1 AD - 800 AD were amazing. The self-guided tour (with audio in various languages) was unlike... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Milwaukee, WI
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Milwaukee, WI
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

While I'm neither a history buff nor an archeology buff, seeing the artifacts from 1 AD - 800 AD were amazing. The self-guided tour (with audio in various languages) was unlike anything I've seen as an American with limited civilized history in our country. It provides a context and appreciation for this great city. Highly recommend. Good for kids too!

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Port Erin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is one museum you must visit. In the old part of Barcelona the self guided tour - yes they have an english audio tour for you to take along with you - starts by taking the elevator underground to tour the old roman city on which the modern one is built on. As you ascend back to the surface... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely Roman museum and site which is protected from the weather. It emphasises ordinary Roman life, wine making, washing clothes and making garum. It is well worth visiting if you are in Barcelona.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If I can name just one museum for Barcelona, this is it, and I love museums (so, this is hard). And somehow, pleople just keep missing it! This museum has a unique thing: it contains all of the city "layers": roman, medieval, and some more modern of history and you can see them all in just one building.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This museum is a great choice if you don't have a lot of time in Barcelona and want to get a quick but meaningful feel for the history. I took my 6 month old baby in a baby carrier and we saw the whole museum in about 75 minutes. I didn't feel rushed to get through it before the baby's... More 

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Trentham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

This place is quite extraordinary in the way it brings the reality of life in Roman Barcino within touching distance. The level of preservation of, for example, the laundry and the winery is amazing. A strong audio guide makes this a must-do visit for those wanting to understand more of the origins of this wonderful city.

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Cox, spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A must see! This is a hidden treasure (literally). The location is close to the cathedral and in the old town. Sympathetically presented and full of information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Underneath the modern city of Barcelona there is a Roman city. This has been in the process of excavation since 1936 when it was first discovered. It is truly amazing, an extensive area to walk around with an excellent and detailed audio guide. If you have any interest in the Roman period or in archeology generally you need to see... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Despite being next to the cathedral, it's quite hidden. We'd read about it in a guide book and were not disappointed. It was good value 7euro and on a chilly day made for a change to be inside! The audio guides provided a good insight and background to the tour and it as laid out in a user friendly way.... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We only went to this museum as it was recommended by one of the staff at our hotel. It was not busy and gave the impression that it is overlooked by many visitors on the main tourist trails. However, we found it fascinating, and wandering round the ruins of the old Roman city was a brilliant insight into life in... More 

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood 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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