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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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Terrific museum

Travelling through prehistoric to modern times seeing how the Catalunya region changed. Enjoyed the video of book making using animal skins & how the monks bound them together as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Travelling through prehistoric to modern times seeing how the Catalunya region changed. Enjoyed the video of book making using animal skins & how the monks bound them together as well as what dyes they used to write with. Excellence couple of hours spent here and because the computer system was down we got in for free. A double whammy

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I liked the audio guide which gave all the background and the history of these places. However the remains are very limited and you can only see the first couple of layers of stones of most buildings. Some structures are recognisable but most of them don't look like anything easily recognised.

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Thank Zaheer K
Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice museum, and the primary reason for our visit was to see the Roman site underneath the building. The remains are excellent and very nicely preserved and maintained, with lots of materials still in situ. Well worth a visit if you're at all interested in archaeology!

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Thank Catie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the main exhibit building (free on Sundays after 3) as well as one of the satellites. Walking on the catwalks above the ruins was amazing. (Because the audioguide at some art museums had been disappointing, we declined it at MUHBA. We shouldn't have. Not all the signs were in English and, from what we could overhear, the... More 

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Thank RJMor
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is very beautiful and stylish to walk around. The restaurant at the top has amazing views from the balcony. The food was fantastic too.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walkways over the Roman ruins are exciting as you view the laundry, the wine shop, the church and various places where people lived and worked during Roman times. In fact part of the old Roman wall is still intact.

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Thank CaseyJoy8
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting the Cathedral and wandered behind the buildings. There was the Museu D'Historia so we went in. What a great museum. The ruins are from the Romans and they have many of the areas restored so you can see how the Romans lived in Spain. We really enjoyed seeing the dye making practices and the wine making area.... More 

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Thank Deborah T
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this museum, and I recommend everyone to visit it. It is an excavation in the city center of Barcelona. Just make sure that you use the audio guide as it gives a more comprehensive understanding of every single space. Interesting to retrieve the audio guide for kids, they enjoy it a lot because it has interesting characters that... More 

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Modra, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The audioguides and audio-visual presentations are simply perfect. If you are interested in history, this is a must see.

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Carmel, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, son (13 years old) and I decided to visit MUHBA after hearing about during our walking tour. We spent approx. 2 hours here. The museum has artifacts from the Roman era, but the primary exhibit is the underground city ruins. Definitely get the audio tour or you'll lose a lot of the significance of what you're seeing. I'm... 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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