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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  • It opened in April 1943 and is responsible for preserving, spreading and expose historical material of the city. Inside the Museum you will find a few antiques and you can explore part of what was the old Barcelona. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 to 19 and Sundays from 10 to 20 for a value of € 7. Fact: Sundays from 3 p.m. access is free.
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  • Hello. We were in an open day of the municipal museums of Barcelona which saves the input. We visited different places in the Museum but the most impressive are as they have brought to light, inside the Museum, the Roman and Visigothic remains of ancient Barcino until the time under medieval. Until you don't see it not you can believe you that all these remains are there down to a few metres of depth and all can be visited. Very interesting.
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  • We visited this museum for free with the Barcelona card. The museum is interesting with a nice concept. Not unforgettable, but definitely worth a visit. My eighteen year old daughter wasn't really imp...  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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