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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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Wander underground!

This was cool. You get to see the Roman and following ruins under the cathedral and palace. It's... read more

Reviewed yesterday
pjgrad
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Kent, Washington
Underground in Barcelona.

Very cool to be able to view what lies beneath Barcelona. Certainly gives a different perspective... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Susan B
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Mairaingi Bay
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“roman ruins” (217 reviews)
“roman times” (54 reviews)
“audio guide” (159 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Placa del Rei, s/n | Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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+34 932 56 21 22
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Reviewed yesterday

This was cool. You get to see the Roman and following ruins under the cathedral and palace. It's hard to believe you are walking where ancient Romans once walked.

Thank pjgrad
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very cool to be able to view what lies beneath Barcelona. Certainly gives a different perspective on the history of Barcelona.

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent example of how modern museums have learned to display ancient ruins (the roman foundations underlying Barcelona's centre) with interest and enterprise. The audio-guide and written information provide an excellent insight into the importance of the ruins and what they tell us about the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought the Barcelona Card and used it to go into several museums 'free.' We arrived at this museum with only 30-45 minutes left to their day. This would not be a good museum to bring impatient children - there are many details in the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm personally not the biggest fan of either museums nor history but this place impressed even me. My boyfriend loves the idea of discovering ancient sites and monuments so this was his perfect day out. We stumbled across the museum while rambling through the beautiful...More

Thank AG1984
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was fun to see the excavations under the buildings, but it does not compare to experiences in places like Ostia Antica, outside Rome. The other exhibits were a bit dull in their presentation.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The upper levels were interesting, but they don't compare to the ancient Roman city which hides under the floor of the Plaza Del Rey. This is an amazing attraction which is well documented in English. It tells about the trades of the time, religious life,...More

Thank CharlieM035
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fascinating walk thru ancient Roman ruins excavated below the surface of current-day Barcelona! You take an elevator down (back?) below street level to walk the streets of the old city. Free audioguide tells you all about the buildings you're looking at, what people used...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice surprise. It was the underground of Roman Ruins. And the ruins of the palace. Good audio tour.lots of steps.

Thank Jenny B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fascinating museum. It is housed in medieval buildings, that our built over the top of excavated roman ruins. You start at the top floor, and take in a 10 minute video on ancient Barcino. Then take an elevator down some 65 feet,...More

1  Thank Karen180
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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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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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Conor R
November 5, 2017|
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Response from William O | Reviewed this property |
Its website says first Sunday of every month is free and every sunday it is free after 3pm. The site says they don't provide an audio guide service when it is free. Its closed on Monday. You can double check by searching... More
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Lloyd V
March 2, 2017|
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I found it difficult to find entrance because there are multiple locations that are a part of the MUHBA umbrella, so you need to make sure that you have street coordinates for the particular place you want to visit. Once in... More
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