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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 #34 of 324 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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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Found this place by chance and thoroughly enjoyed. Being from Australia it was great to get a great overview of the history of the city from so many dimensions. I was very fortunate to arrive at 3pm on a Sunday and the 2 exhibitions were free ! The archeological display was very impressive as well. Clean toilets and not crowded.

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Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The most unique feature of this museum is that it takes you directly to a excavated 1st century Roman city under the Gothic Quarter. This subterranean site is superbly awesome.

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Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

MUHBA is the Museum of History of Barcelona and encompasses several spaces, including this museum, situated in the heart of the Barri Gòtic. This building is mostly dedicated to archaeology and evolution of Barcelona, from roman settlement to medieval city. The main attraction is the underground remains of the roman "Barcino" and, as you advance, some other well conserved remains... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A superb museum with some excellent Roman remains under it. The audio guide to the remains was superb. The rest of the museum was all in Spanish or Catalan, but there were leaflets as you entered rooms to describe the displays. I would strongly recommend this to anyone with an interest in history and particularly to any Classicists.

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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Filled with history and not smothered with tourists - sign me up! The subterranean ruins are very extensive, and the audio tour (included in the price of the entry fee) is very helpful. My fiancé doesn't speak Spanish or Catalan, so I had to translate some of the signs for him whose information wasn't covered by the audio tour, but... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

For those who like ancient archaeological things. On the basement level there is an ancient first Barcelona town, very interesting. Seems like you are literally walk on the ancient ground. Price is not that big around 7-10 euro + audio guide on different languages!

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Chicago
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you want to get a really cool view of layers of past building foundations and functions in Barcelona this is the place to go. It is a great introduction to Barcelona's development over the centuries. Because it isn't a tourist mecca, you also can escape the crowds a bit when you are in the old section of Barcelona. A... More

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Guelph, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I read about this archaeological site in a guide book and wanted to see it. It is amazing if not a little hard to find. When you walk into the square where MUHBA is you see a large parabolic arch at the top of a broad stone staircase, this is actually the exit, not the entrance. If you put the... More

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

there is a musum under this which has 2000 year old roman town. Musum has been built on the escavation. I really enjoyed it.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We decided to go into MUHBA after a few hours touring around Barri Gotic, our first time in we noticed that on Sundays after 3pm the entrance is free, so we decided to save ourself the fee and pop back in two hours after lunch. Thankfully I feel we made the right decision, while the subject matter of the museum... More

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