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MUHBA Museu Historia de Barcelona

Address: Placa del Rei, s/n. Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 932 56 21 22
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Ranked #35 of 280 Attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Probably enjoyed this as much as any museum in Barcelona. If you like ancient history it's great. Previous reviews have covered it all pretty well Have a free audio guide. Also see the buildings where kings and queens of aaragon called home. On the corner opposite the museum bookshop, a cafe does good coffee.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We wanted to see the Roman ruins under the city and we were not disappointed ! There is a huge area of Roman building remains that you can explore and walk over in the cellar of the museum and the displays are in English, well worth going just for this. Unfortunately for those of us who don't speak the language,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Great value for the seven euros, and it includes other museums around the city. Kids free.an interesting history of how Barcelona was settled and developed with free audio guides. An archeological dig underneath the city showing roman ruins including wine making, fish sauce making and a laundry, saw Ella s the baths. I found it very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

OK, so don't answer that (now) rhetorical question. But the excavations of large pieces of the Roman town and medieval palace under this and nearby buildings is a fantastic glimpse into the real lives of those who have come before. The Roman, in particular, and not simply brick diagrams of where rooms used to be but rather workshops and factories... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I loved this. It was truly a unique experience to get to step back into time and walk through the old streets of this ancient village. I may have missed some other more typical Barcelona attractions by spending this time here, but I don't regret it for an instant. Especially if you have a bad weather day, you MUST do... More 

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We LOVED this museum. It was fascinating to go into an elevator and press a button and go down into the depths of Barcelona's past when it was a Roman settlement called Barcino. Truly unbelievable to be transported back in time via an elevator shaft. I have never been in a museum that was built around an archeological dig but... More 

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Peer, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The historical Museum in Barcelona is fantasctic. I am a fan of Ancient Rome, history, architecture , every day life...all of it. We were impressed with the Museau d' Historia de la Cuitat at Plaza del Rei. Seeing how they ran the operation for dying fabric was worth it alone. What you find here is a museum built around an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What you find here is a museum built around an archaeological dig. As a historian, I have been to a lot of historical museums in different countries. What makes this one interesting is that you take an elevator to the basement, and you go back to the Roman settlement of Barcino @ the time of Christ. You walk on clear... More 

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