Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, Barcelona

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History Museum Museum
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. Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Barcelona Edition.
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  • First, we are museum people. This museum takes about 2hours I would say to complete. It is very interesting! You first take an elevator down to a lower level where they have excavated the city down to...  more »
  • This is an interesting museum which gives a good overview of the history of Barcelona with much of the tour underground: Worth a visit:  more »
  • Great area of the Barri Gotic, not overrun with tourists and a bonus was that much of the outdoor area was cool and shady on a hot day. Great place to visit.  more »
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  • Loved the Iberian, Roman, and medieval history and ruins. They put much work into a glass walkway that lets you go through the ruins without damaging them. I personally liked the old coins.
  • This museum, like many others in Barcelona, is free on Sundays after 3, which was great. The headsets have multiple language options and some of the writing is in multiple langauges. Super cool idea that you go underground to see the ruins and slowly find yourself back at ground level. Fascinating.
  • If you're interested in Roman history this is a great place to visit. They have audio tours in multiple languages and you are able to explore the Roman ruins s beneath the gothic quarter. Lots of walking but there are benches throughout if you need a break.
  • Superb museum, very well laid out and informative. Multi-language handsets give you the details as you walk round the underground remains of Roman and medieval Barcelona. My favourite museum in the city. Highly recommended for history and good for families.
  • Very good! Well worth a visit. 5 Euro per adult. Kids are free. You really get a feel for the roman city under the ground.