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MUHBA Museu Historia de Barcelona

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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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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Roman Barcelona Never Felt So Real!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Trentham, United Kingdom
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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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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We've been to Barcelona before, but this museum had never stood out for us on our previous trip. It was only because we'd been to a similar museum in Valencia that we'd heard about this place. We were very glad that we found this though as it is an excellent museum and visual display that shows you a completely different... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This place is a must for those interested in history. The hidden old buildings are amazing and gives you a special feeling when walking there. The short 5 minutes film about the history of Barcelona is also interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Reasonably priced, very informative and an excellent wander through Barcelona's history. A short video at the start gives a brief history of the Roman history of the area and its subsequent development. The highlight is definitely the ruins beneath the city, and the informative audioguides are a great help in explaining the buildings so don't forget to pick one up.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

You've got to appreciate the origins of the city to appreciate today's Barcelona better. Here at Plaça del Rei, you'll see the archeological digs that exposes the foundations from the Roman era to Medieval. Limited time in Barcelona? Skip Las Ramblas and spend it here.

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This museum is fantastic. After an introductory film on the city, you take the lift down and step out into the streets of Roman Barcelona. Walkways take you past and over shops, houses and workshops with clear explanatory signs and audio guides provided. The impressive Roman winery is followed by a tour through post-Roman medieval remains and a beautiful 15th... More 

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Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

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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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