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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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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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very good, a bit more of intereaction could make it better

Probably was one of my favorite things in Barcelona. I spend maybe one-two hour inside, so at the end was a bit boring, but a bit of interaction could help on this. The museum is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Probably was one of my favorite things in Barcelona. I spend maybe one-two hour inside, so at the end was a bit boring, but a bit of interaction could help on this. The museum is very interesting and curious, going underground see all those ruins and imagine how the life has changed is a good exercise I was there on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

They have escaveted some old sites reconstructed them.a iron and glass walkway is constructed on it. You walk the walk way in a aircondition atmosphere and a very nice commentary is written.never seen such idea earlier.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Must say I'm not a huge fan of history, but this was quite an interesting experience. The extensive underground remnants of Barcelona were intriguing - ended up staying here for a good 2 hours trying to understand the architectural remains and the life in the city in those times. Audio guide and video monitors helped to shape a better understanding.

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I visited a Special Exhibition of medieval Haggadot - Jewish religious manuscripts - as my Library had lent one to the Exhibition. The setting in the Museum was superb, the Exhibition design exciting and modern. The Information Boards were plentiful and informative. There were digital displays of the items on view, as well as opportunities to see the original manuscripts.... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were quite surprised by the sheer size of the underground remains of the old Roman city. It was incredible how many remains were left - and well displayed. The ruins of the garum factory or the wine production plant were really special, with lots of storage bowls still remaining. So if you are interested in Roman stuff, you should... More 

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Nettlebed, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Underground walk through the roman city was great but not much on other periods. Also just one working women's toilet cubicle in the entire museum - a minor gripe but a bit annoying.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This museum gives an interesting account of the history of Barcelona and has some impressive Roman ruins to see. The audioguide is included in the price and is very informative. Not all displays are in English so look out for the printed hand-out of English information in each room.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was a wonderful intro to Barcelona on our first day. We were a bit sceptical of the tiny lift that takes you to the subterranean maze. However, the Catalonians have done a great job of showing off their Roman heritage-it would be even better with an English audio guide It's free on the first Sunday of the month and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If you like history, you will love this little museum in the Barri Gotic. An excellent audio guide takes you underground, through the early Roman city of Barcino. Extremely interesting, only 7 Euros, no crowds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We enjoyed this museum which reconstructs street level in Roman times showing what house areas looked like, a textile dying place and a winery among other things. It was fun trying to imagine how things were back in the crowded Roman days. Plus, I liked looking up at the feet of passers by on street level.

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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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