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. 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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  • I was surprised by what I found. I went because it is free on Sundays from 15 pm, I joined fast without tails. Formed by all the ruins Roman and the remains of the episcopate. The visit is continuous in the Royal Palace of Barcelona and its Chapel, into its square. The stairs are famous because legend has it that the Catholic monarchs received in the same Cristóbal Colón after discovering America, but say that in fact was at the port and was then formalised within the Palace to leave the stairs later. Much history important!
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  • This as must for history lovers! The biggest underground ruins of Roman times in the Europe. You will walk under the Placa Reia and surroundings and see the oldest part of the city with good amount of...  more »
  • I visited this museum as it was free entry if you have the Barcelona Card (normally €7). It mainly consists of a preserved archaeological site which shows how people lived in ancient times.As part of ...  more »
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  • Utterly unique experience, and a must for history lovers. The best part of the museum is the start, where an elevator ride down into the Roman sublayer allows you walk around the remains of the ancient colony of Barcino. The level of preservation is at times as impressive as that of Pompeii, and it was all well explained through a free audio guide. The rest of the museum is taken up by the remains of a Visigothic-era church, and though not quite matching the beauty of walking around the Roman remains it is still very well presented. You also get to go inside the throne room and chapel of the high-medieval palace currently visible on ground level, which is a nice bonus. All in all, a fascinating view into how the city of Barcelona has evolved over the millennia, and a must see for both the history aficionado and the casual tourist. (P.S. - also worth seeing are the remains of the ancient Temple of Augustus, viewable inside a medieval apartment block less than 5 minutes around the corner - make sure you go to this!)
  • I could have spent hours here. I have never seen anything like this site, ever. 100% you must see!
  • Thr museum is amazing. An audioguide walks you through centuries of ruins from Roman through medieval times underneath the city and finishes with a quick exhibit on more recent history. We easily spent 2 hours exploring the massive expanse of ruins, which provided concrete visuals related to food and wine preparation and other elements of daily life as well as remains of an early religious complex.
  • One of my top 10 museums from all over the world. It's the story of mankind, told from the perspective of the city of Barcelona. So well done. I'm so impressed!
  • The museum has a unique presentation, and the journey through the archeological remains of the roman settlement Barcana is a haunting experience. A must see for students of ancient/medieval history.