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Museu d'Historia de 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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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ancient and medieval Barcelona in the monumental ensemble beneath Plaça del...

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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Vast underground Roman ruins

The Museu is brilliant. You get a small introduction to the history of Barcelona then you go down into a vast subterranean Roman Barcelona. The underground excavations are amazing... read more

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Lincs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Museu is brilliant. You get a small introduction to the history of Barcelona then you go down into a vast subterranean Roman Barcelona. The underground excavations are amazing and the most extensive outside of Rome. Tip: We visited on a Sunday and the entry was free after 1500.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very well-done museum of Barcelona history, including extensive excavations covering several centuries in antiquity. Inexpensive admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful time in this museum and didn't want to leave. the exhibitions were very current and politically engaged.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Under the streets of Barelona lie the remanents of a former age. Under this museum (former church), hardworking archeologists excavated city from about 100 A.D. It is neat to see how the previous structures reused parts of other structures for materials.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A very interesting walk inside the archeological ruins of the Roman city of Barcino. Also you can visit the ruins of the Cathedral's old baptistery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the site where Columbus returned to meet isabel and ferdinand. Beyond that, the plaza rests over excavations of Roman craftsmen, tanners, viniers and more. the upper floors have wonderful frescoes and artifacts. Previously the underground continued under the cathedral, but it has been reduced in size.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is next door to the entrance of the cathedral. With an entrance fee of €15 each we hoped this would be good and were not disappointed. It starts off with the explanation of how Gaudi died, then you are given an audio tour guide that starts with a film then takes you around the rabbit warren that is this... More 

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This was a pleasant surprise. The Roman ruins are outstanding. The audio guide is a must to appreciate what you are seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on Thursday, fortunately not crowded & respite from the heat. Nice museum well laid out, but no real in depth information. It is well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to quite a few (dozens) of history museums in my life And this is deffintly somewhere in the top few You actually walk in and ancient city, seeing how life used to be back then The Price is redicoulas, the could have asked for twice the amount (only 5 euros for a student, and I think 7 for normal... 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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