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MUHBA Placa del Rei

Placa del Rei, s/n. Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (El Barri Gòtic)
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Ranked #32 of 316 attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

...that aren't in Rome. For the entry price this place is an absolute bargain. We went in expecting the ruins to consist of some rubble, a few columns and probably a mosaic or two. Instead, we were down among the ruins for hours. I think half of ancient Barcelona has been excavated down there (the rest is at El Born... More

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113 reviews 113 reviews
80 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Beautiful building that houses a fascinating museum. The old Roman remains are brought to life with the audio tour and the rest of the museum is almost as good too. Reasonable entry fee and the audio guide is free. Very informative and well laid out. My only criticism is that a guide book or souvenir guide would have been nice.... More

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108 reviews 108 reviews
29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We visited this museum after a walking tour of the area. There are two distinct areas. Below the museum there are extensive and fascinating archaeological remains, with good access and very informative. The upstairs museum covers later history of Barcelona and is interesting but not quite as informative. As you enter the upstairs there is a TV giving a film... More

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Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

we just passed this park by turistic bus, in the winter. I really want to go there for a nice walk, in the spring or summer. It is a nice park to walk, picnic or take your kids to.

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Brilliant, this was a visit that we did not plan and was in there over 2 hours. You see the Barcino (old name for Barcelona) original wall as there is an underground archaeological site...truly awesome and you get free audio guides and a map. Go and enjoy the history!!!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Set in a lovely building in the beautiful Gothic area of the city, your visit is very well laid out, almost stage managed. The audio guides are free in the price of admission however we didn't use them. It begins with an exhibition of roman artefacts. There is a short but informative film show (in English), you then step into... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

This museum is interesting in regard to the original Roman development of Barcelona and the archaeological levels underground are well presented and easy to follow. There is an audio guide as part of the admission, available in English and many other languages. However this ends at the archaeological levels. For information on the Middle Ages the information is unfortunately only... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

Had a little trouble finding this but was well worth the effort! Excellent ruins of a long forgotten town with an excellent audio guide included in the entry fee. Much recommended.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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33 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We saved this visit for a day when the weather would not be so nice. It is the kind of place that will be very exciting to you if you are a geek for Roman history, a fan of Gladiator, or just someone who appreciates the cultural patrimony of the West. And as far as that stuff goes, this museum... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Fantastic layout of Roman ruins with an excellent audio guide. Have seen quite a lot of Roman ruins over the years but not a gush salting and sauce making area, nor fabric dyeing. Very interesting

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