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MUHBA Museu Historia de Barcelona

Placa del Rei, s/n. Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (El Barri Gòtic)
+34 932 56 21 22
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Ranked #32 of 343 Attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: The Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat at the Plaza del Rei Address: Plaza del Rei, s/n. The History Museum of the City is located beside the Cathedral... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This to my mind is not so much a museum as a time capsule which takes one back in time to the ancient Roman city of Barcino, which lies underneath modern Barcelona. Utilizing an ingenious system of see-through walkways, one can view the ruins beneath. Very cool I thought.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I will start by saying that I'm not a huge fan of museums but will usually take in one in any given holiday. This one is a must do. As you will have read, it is a Roman city discovered underneath Barcelona city centre (Gothic). It is really well done, not too expensive and just a must do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

What a hidden gem this is. History is hidden underground. The excavation and preservation of the Roman ruins just takes your breath away. This was one of the highlights of my trip.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Roman ruins several feet below street level are quite impressive. Among other things, there are the foundations of merchant shops, a laundry facility, a salted fish processing facility, a winery, and an early Christian church. The accompanying audio guide relates, in good detail, the daily life of the populace, explaining what went on in each of the locations. On... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

this museum is situated in a collection of old buildings in the heart of Barcelona's old city. You take an elevator to travel in time- down to Roman Barcelona, up to the palace where King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella received Christopher Columbus after he come back from discovering America. Roman Barcelona was what I came for, and I was not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It does it's job well. Impressive museum. Important Tip: Sunday after 3pm is free but without audio guide. There are short written explanations in English but not as detail as in the audio guide. Other days are not free but the audio guide is included. So if the details are important for you go on a day other than Sunday.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You can learn lots of interesting aspects about the predecessors of Barcelona. Underground there are preserved the remains of the old city which is really fascinating. The ticket is 7euro per person and it includes also other museums. Also you can come the next if you did not finish visiting the whole museum. Even though it closes at 8 pm,... More

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

First buy a Hola BCN ticket which gives free public transport and entry into a lot of museums and galleries including this one. We only managed to do the Roman part which is outstanding. The audio guide is great and yes, I did want to know more about Roman dyes and fish sauces made in huge circular pots. Awesome seeing... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

GREAT walk under the city streets to see the old Roman city. Really amazing... takes a long time to walk around - but worth it. Free on Sunday afternoons as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is one of the best museums that i have been to anywhere in the world. You wont find another museum where they havent "recreated" what they think it might have looked like. If you have the time to go, dont miss it. Even my wife, who isnt a history buff, thoroughly enjoyed it. Get there early as the crowds... More

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