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The Museum of the History of Barcelona - MUHBA

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Address: Placa del Rei, s/n. Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 932 56 21 22
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We visited on a Sunday after 3pm and it was free! It felt very atmospheric being underground, there was lots of information in English and gives an insight into the past of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited on a Sunday after 3pm and it was free! It felt very atmospheric being underground, there was lots of information in English and gives an insight into the past of Barcelona.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderfull place - the most interesting is what is underneath - surprisingly well preserved ruins - not olny Roman but also from later period

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Interesting! If you want to see what lays underneath (2000 years) under the roads and building, check it out!

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Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A complete city has been build under the place del Rei. The perceived valus is not so much what you see (stones, stones and more stones) but the feeling you are walking around in a city 2000 years old.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Really interesting museum. The Roman village excavation under ground level is really well done, thoughtfully presented and with free audio descriptions, highly informative. Children really enjoyed it too....a fascinating insight into the Roman life. One of the better Museums to visit. Very reasonable cost too at 5 EURO per adult and free for under 16s. Ticket also gets you into... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We tried this museum as we happened to be in the Bari Gotic anyway. The museum covers two major elements, the Roman origins of the city and the early middle ages. The Roman origins of Barcino re evident from the archealogical subsoil level, showing some of the foundations of buildings in the city. The early middle ages are shown with... More 

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Shaftesbury, Dorset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was a real treat away from the blazing sun - down an escalator to the foundations of old Barcino, viewed from an extensive walkways be they city walls, a simple house and shops a 2000 yr old church, winemaking couloirs, dyeing facilities, fresh water and foul drains. The restoration must have cost a few €million. Good for a 30... More 

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leics
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Excellent museum no crowds it was like a miniature Pompeii underground totally unexpected we spent a good couple of hours exploring The only downside is that the explanations were mostly in Catalan and Spanish. Very friendly staff

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Really well designed and pleasant museum. The underground ruins were well worth the entrance fee (although we used the Barcelona card) Not 5 star since they are only the knee-high ruins, and other cities have much more complete ruins. Well worth a visit You can see it all in a wheelchair

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Oregon City, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It was so great to see this underneath the city. It was very massive and we got mixed up in the ruins place a few times. You need to check your bags in a locker before you go in, but put in 1 euro to get the coin back when you come back (no one told us this at our... More 

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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