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MUHBA Placa del Rei

Placa del Rei, s/n. Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (El Barri Gòtic)
93 256 21 22
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Ranked #34 of 331 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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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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South
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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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Sault Sainte Marie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This museum is very good, but plan a long visit or perhaps multiple visits. The Roman era material is very well presented, and the information on the cell phone like machines is very well put together, aiming at a general audience. The only problem is that this audiomaterial has to be reprogrammed if not used for a certain amount of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Amazing how much of the roman city they have found, and what great museum they have made it into. Also, the entrance fee, which is very cheap to begin with, gives you access to all MUHBA museums in the town, making this a very budget VERY good attraction and to me a must see.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

If you're a history nut like me then this is a must for you. It offers a spectacular insight into how life was like. It is cheap and audio guides are available.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The museum at Placa del Rei provides a neat overview of Barcelona's history, particularly its ancient Roman past, as you can walk through the ruins of ancient Barcino. This is a cheap way to learn a little something about an amazing city.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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