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Museu d'Historia de Barcelona - MUHBA

Placa del Rei, s/n | Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 56 21 22
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Ancient and medieval Barcelona in the monumental ensemble beneath Plaça del Rei, organised in the 20th century. A tour through 4,000 square metres in an underground archaeological site that takes us from Barcino to Barcinona. Exhibition on the emergence of the medieval city. Visit to the Palau Reial Major palace.
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  • Average7%
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“roman ruins” (180 reviews)
“roman times” (48 reviews)
“audio guide” (148 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Placa del Rei, s/n | Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
+34 932 56 21 22
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you wanna understand Barcelona you must cime here before bisiting the city. I suggest this museum, but inly on sundays because it's a free one. Worth a free visit, not a ticket

Thank Luca F
Reviewed 2 days ago

This great museum takes you to a travel in time, down into the history of the city to Roman's remnants. Literally you go down in an elevator, and end up in the deep roots of the city: the roman city of Barcino. Along with the...More

Thank aka_Beller
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum focuses on the roman history of the city with the main attraction being the expansive ruins that are located underground. It takes quite a while to go through the whole thing but its worth it. There is a free audio guide that helps...More

Thank Raina P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

if your in the port area this is worth a visit it has some good exhibits and and great history on the Barcelona and the Catalan region

Thank Tripmonkey00
Reviewed 6 days ago

Want to go underground (literally) and back 2000 years to the founding of Barcelona by the Romans? Want to experience the result of a tremendous archeological dig? This is an exceptional museum -- unlike any we have ever experienced. Get the audio tour (free). A...More

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The primary attraction is the Roman ruins. They cover a large area and are very well preserved. The area seems to cover about a city block. There are good explanations of what you are seeing.

Thank Rich-Stamford
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, we are museum people. This museum takes about 2hours I would say to complete. It is very interesting! You first take an elevator down to a lower level where they have excavated the city down to the original Roman city streets of Barcina. You...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting museum which gives a good overview of the history of Barcelona with much of the tour underground: Worth a visit:

Thank geogheganamg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great area of the Barri Gotic, not overrun with tourists and a bonus was that much of the outdoor area was cool and shady on a hot day. Great place to visit.

Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting and well laid out walk display thru Barcelona's historical archeological foundations, going back to the Roman times. Learned the city used to be known as Barcenona...could the name change to Barcelona have been a Monk typo along the way? If you like history...More

Thank plochez
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
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Lloyd V
Is the museum open on Easter Sunday, April 16th?
March 2, 2017|
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Response from Deb T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I'm not able to answer that. Try the website?
I have read comments about the museum being hard to find - do you have any tips?
January 12, 2017|
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Response from RJMor | Reviewed this property |
We were looking for one of the satellite locations and couldn't find it despite having an address and seeing signs... but then we stumbled on another satellite location. It was not what we'd been looking for but it was... More
Approx how much time do I need to enjoy this museum? Staying in a nearby hotel, but only in Barcelona for one night! Is it realistic to view much of this museum in 1 or 2 hours. Thanks, Kirsty
April 4, 2016|
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Response from judithhl48 | Reviewed this property |
Yes.... enjoy!