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MUHBA Museu Historia de Barcelona

Placa del Rei, s/n. Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 56 21 22
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$43*
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Ranked #31 of 288 Attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Ocala, Florida
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310 reviews 310 reviews
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Georgetown, Canada
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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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Traunstein, Germany
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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 

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Scotland
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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

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California
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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.

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Perth
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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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london
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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.

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