We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

MUHBA Museu Historia de Barcelona

Placa del Rei, s/n. Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 56 21 22
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
$43*
and up
88%
Ranked #40 of 350 Attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
Attraction details
Write a Review

594 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    315
    205
    66
    4
    4
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Peer, Belgium
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Georgetown, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Traunstein, Germany
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This museum gives an overview of the history of Barcelona from its very beginning. The main attraction are the remainders of the Roman settlement Barcino in the basement of the museum. These are explained in detail via audioguides. While the audioguides are available in a number of languages, many written explanations are only given in Spanish and Catalan. The main... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scotland
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Brilliant place, walk below ground to see roman town with wash house / fish processing & winery was great and again hardly anyone visiting. Would recommend to all

Was this review helpful? Yes
California
Top Contributor
1,194 reviews 1,194 reviews
770 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Perth
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
london
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Safed
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed MUHBA Museu Historia de Barcelona also viewed

 
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
 

Been to MUHBA Museu Historia de Barcelona? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing