Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, Barcelona

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Step into the elevator at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA and descend into a remarkable archaeological site where you can glimpse what life was like in the Roman colony of Barcino. Be sure to pick up the complimentary audio guide from reception. Study the Roman artifacts and ruins, and watch a short film. Once you’ve finished exploring Barcino, ascend and learn how modern Barcelona was formed over the centuries. Some of the information signs on the upper levels are only in Spanish and Catalan. A leaflet in each room translates the signs into English. Plan to see Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA and other attractions that appeal to you using our Barcelona trip planner .
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  • From the outside, you think this will be pretty small and boring. The first floor has a short video describing the history of the city, but the basement is pretty large and showcases a number of Roman...  more »
  • English audio guide helps with the Roman excavation which is quite vast. Ticket price allows a year entry and to other museums under its jurisdiction. Well worthwhile visiting. Windows to the pavement...  more »
  • The ruins are fascinating, well laid out and easy to navigate around. Unfortunately once you leave that area, geographically and historically, the subsequent periods of history do not get a look in an...  more »
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  • This museum is the right place to get information about the history and development of the city. Many of the exhibits have English descriptions next to it and also many of the information texts. However, not all the information is also provided in English. Additionally, there are great audio guides available in many languages including English, Japanese and German for example. In my opinion, the whole exhibition is well designed and informative. Students get discounts for their tickets. I recommend to plan at least 1,5h to visit this museum.
  • I recommend anyone to visit this museum. From prehistory to modern age, they got artefacts to show. Also it was interesting to see the evolution of a church building from a roman temple. You will need 3 hours at most. So don't miss!
  • The place is nice... it's just that I come from a country full of roman archeology and didn't realise that the very excited reviews were due to the period. I found it a bit dull due to that. It's a classic dig with some information about the life in that time. Wish they'd elaborated more about the earlier period and the city's borders and size. If you've never been to a good dig then.it's a cool place otherwise a bit... meh. Still had a good time though and the summed information on the periods etc was good.
  • Really amazing section of the gothic quarter! There was so much history to be seen and so many amazing installations that it is challenging to fit it all into one day
  • Hidden gem! Doesn't seem like much at first, an interesting video on the city's establiment and development through the ages but then there are the amazing ruins. Such an extensive excavation of the roman foundations. Really cool to walk under the city and see evidence of the ancient one running beneath
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