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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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This museum is well done. The bottom floor has you snake your way through what's left of the ancient roman city that once flourished. Lots of signs in English, but not all. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This museum is well done. The bottom floor has you snake your way through what's left of the ancient roman city that once flourished. Lots of signs in English, but not all. There was AC, which is nice on a hot day. It's free on the first Sunday of the month - bonus!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The highlight of this museum is the Roman City underground. I have seen such ruins in various places, but rarely understood what I was seeing as well as at this musuem, thanks to the excellent audio tour. There is a good film on the history of the city, as well, and various statues and artifacts on display. There are also... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This museum is actually an old city underground which is virtually complete. It has a laundry and dying facilities and fish production factory as well as the usual things like implements and coins. There is also a winery and you can see the old storage vats. The set up is excellent with raised viewing pathways - reminded me of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Do not miss the basement! One of the best curated and interpreted archaeological sites I have ever been to...and I work with archaeologists. Just go!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The The Barcelona City History Museum Spanish (MUHBA) is a museum that conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the historical heritage of the city of Barcelona, from its origins in Roman times until the present day. There are several sites around the city: - Plaça del Rei, which is stretching from the Plaça del Rei to the cathedral over some 4,000... More 

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Bowral, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a remarkable museum - indeed 'museum' is perhaps the wrong description for this long and absolutely fascinating walk through a roman town, complete with its wine and fish oil factories. The jaw dropping moment comes when you discover that you are standing in a roman baptistery, which is situated directly below the city's magnificent gothic cathedral - with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I cannot believe that this entry is ranked so low on Trip Advisor There are 100s and 100s of meters of Roman ruins under the old quarter in Barcelona. The MUHBA museum that sits on top of them is the one next to the Cathedral. The audio guide is excellent and once underground the tours take a further hour. Having... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The main museum sits on top of historical Roman ruins 2000 years old! Gives you an idea of how the city has evolved over layers for time - almost 7-8 layers below the present city! The ruins have been preserved well laid out with details to enable you to have a good detailed insight - of the then city with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

When we walked in the door I was expecting rooms and halls filled with exhibits of the different eras gone by in this ancient portion of the world. I could not have been more wrong! This is a living breathing display of early Barcelona being dug from the dirt under the building. There are audio phones which we highly recommend.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

What a surprising find. The old roman ruins were wonderful to see and went on for what felt like miles underground. There were plenty of opportunities to learn about Roman culture. The commentary was a bit dry but very informative. Definitely worth a visit though.

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Address: Placa del Rei, s/n. Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 932 56 21 22
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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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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