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Museu d'Historia de Barcelona - MUHBA

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Interesting diggings next to cathedral

Behind Barcelona’s gothic cathedral, this museum is often overlooked. We found it interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Manila, Philippines
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A Nice Surprise

Excellent Roman ruins and early architecture display. Provides a great coverage of the timelines of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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Placa del Rei, s/n | Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
+34 932 56 21 22
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Behind Barcelona’s gothic cathedral, this museum is often overlooked. We found it interesting. Barcelona started as a Roman settlement after Tarragona. The museum lets you see what life was like then. Being Asian, I was amused that the ancient Romans made fish sauce! The Romans...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Roman ruins and early architecture display. Provides a great coverage of the timelines of Barcelona history

Thank rmhMelbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked behind the Cathedral, this is an excellent museum with the most incredible Roman ruins beneath it, excavated and explained. We took the audio guide again, although it didn't cover everything, it was enough. We were there quite late in the afternoon and we left...More

Thank Snickets
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this museum on the recommendation of our hotel, and we were not disappointed. Barcelona has a long and fascinating history.It is large, well organized, and very well curated. Very good signage (although I wished all exhibits had an English translation), and some...More

Thank Judith M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a really well done museum. You can explore an entire Roman city downstairs and all the different uses for the different rooms they had - mostly for the commercial and religious parts of the ancient city. Definitely a must to learn about the...More

Thank mattbeidleman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you plan to visit Barcelona and want to learn about the history of the city since ancient times, the MUHBA is a MUST see. This was the best museum we visited in Barcelona. I only wish we had more time. Extremely well done. Educational,...More

Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip back in time! Amazing tour of old Barcelona from long ago. Audio guide included with admission. You could easily spend 2 hours looking and listening to all the history. Great overview of what is now Barcelona!

Thank PlacervilleCA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

MUHBA is a museum that preserves and researches the history of Barcelona, located on thirteen different sites in Barcelona. This museum is also the largest of the thirteen and is dedicated to the ancient roman ruins at this site. Located in the Gothic Palace building...More

Thank luckyj_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This very well done museum is literally hidden underneath a palace that once housed Isabella and Ferdinand, who reportedly welcomed Columbus back from the new world on the very stairs you use to exit. Great value exhibit with audio guide included in the modest price....More

Thank So-much-to-see2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

DO THIS MUSEUM if you are even remotely interested in Roman history and development of Barcin to present day Barcelona. Outstanidng video and audio guides in own language. Walking UNDER the existing square and Gothic Cathedral above...you can SEE the foundations of it.... remains of...More

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this
picturesque neighbourhood 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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12 September 2018|
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Response from SteveSiesta | Reviewed this property |
No but there are many places close both fast and sit down.
Conor R
5 November 2017|
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Response from DocGraceK | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I recommend going on a non-free day though, and avail of the audioguide PLUS free entrance to all other MUHBA museums valid for one year. That's a bargain for the current fee of €7 for ages 16 and up; those aged less... More
Lloyd V
2 March 2017|
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