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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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Excellent if you like Roman ruins

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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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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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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