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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
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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Barcelona Guided Walking Tour: Secrets of the Gothic Quarter and History Museum
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Museu d`Història de Catalunya is a very informative museum that presents the history of Catalonia as well as exhibiting the original Roman town. The museum gives you a listening... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Winchester Center, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Museu d`Història de Catalunya is a very informative museum that presents the history of Catalonia as well as exhibiting the original Roman town. The museum gives you a listening device to explain the displays in English. Once you have completed the first floor exhibits you take an elevator down to the original Roman town site which is quite extensive. There... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum really brings you close to the Barcino of Roman times. You will literally descend several meters below the modern city level and see ruins that have been unearthed in situ. The area of Roman Barcelona which as been excavated is quite small but still manages to provide a fascinating insight into life in those times. If this museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The MUHBA has several locations included in the ticket, but this post is with regards to the museum of Roman ruins and artifacts at Placa del Rei. I saw this museum listed in a guide book and was intrigued by the description of taking an elevator below ground level to see Roman ruins. With school aged children, I knew this... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In Barcelona, everyone visits the Sagrada Familia and the Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter, but there is another museum worth a visit. It is actually one of a group of museums and the entry fee is modest and gets entry into all museums in the group. It costs 7 Euros to visit (discounted to 5 Euros on a 2 day... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the better museums in Barcelona. My family loved learning about the history of Barcelona, which began during Roman times. The best part of the museum is the vast underground ruins that have been excavated and well preserved. This was fascinating to see. For the price, I highly recommend this museum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum some years ago and on a return visit found the museum had been extended quite a bit and with even more interesting exhibits on display. This is a wonderful part of ancient Barcelona. The elevated walkways give a really good view of the roman buildings and the audio guide is excellent. A must do in Barcelona.

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New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Glad we found this museum after seeing lots of discussion about it on the forum. Gave a great insight into the history of Barcelona and all enjoyed it. We went to the free entry on Sunday afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in the history of Barcelona, then a visit to this museum is practically mandatory for you. It is located in the very center of the city, right behind the cathedral, so you can easily combine visiting those two sites. Once around I also recommend visiting the Museu Frederic Marès which is just a few steps away... More 

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Odense, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited MUHBA with two girlfriends and enjoyed it a lot! One part of the museum is fairly classic for historical museums with pottery pieces and pictures of the development of the city, but another part takes you back in time to visit the houses and cities of ancient Barcelona. It really was interesting and the audio guide was great.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is just around the corner from Jaume I metro station. It tells of the stories of ancient Barcelona, its people, buildings and way of life. The coolest part is that you actually walk into an archaeology site as part of the visit. The ticket from this museum can also be used for free entry to many other museums.... 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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