Day Trip Rucksack
Small 10L day trip and museums rucksack
Barcelona City History Museum, Museo d'Historia de Barcelona (MUHBA), in the Jewish Quarter, El Call, of the Gothic centre, (barri gótic) of Barcelona tells the history of the city from Roman times to present day.
The museum is situated in Plaça del Rei, One of Barcelona's most famous squares known for its gothic architecture and steps in one corner that act like a natural auditorium. Although this square was formerly the courtyard of a royal palace, for three centuries it was also a bustling straw and hay market.
This is a museum dedicated to the history of Barcelona with strong focus on the Roman period. The museum is a collection of conjoined buildings:
In the basement the remains of the Roman town of Barcino (Barcelona) were found and are preserved with a spectacular walkway route through the old streets, house ruins, bathhouses and old city walls.
Note: The History of Barcelona Museum (MUHBA) should not be confused with the History of Catalunya Museum (MHCAT) which is a more broader overview about life in Catalunya and Barcelona from the Iberian tribes to present day.
Allow one to two hours to fully explore all floors and rooms of the museum.
The Barcelona City History Museum (MUHBA) is included in the Barcelona Card bundle, Alternatively individual tickets can be purchased online through the MHUBA website or in the ticket office of the museum.
The Barcelona City History Museum (MUHBA) is fully accessible for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs.
There is bicycle anchorage Plaça del Angel here 41.383918, 2.178326 next to the Metro entrance, although this is not a location I would consider it safe to leave a bicycle chained up unattended.
The museum has lockers. When I visited I was allowed inside with my small 10L museum rucksack.
Don't forget headphones for the audio guide.
Address: Plaza del Rei s/n, Barcelona. 08002
Nearest TMB Metro is Juame I on the yellow (L4) line. Plaça del Rei can be found by walking up Carrer del Veguer from Baixada de la Llibreteria.
A City walk around the gothic qurter of Barcelona via The cathedral, Frederic Mares Museum, Barcelona Histrory Museum, Roman wall Remains and Playing cards Museum.
Distance: 2.65 Km
Return Travel Fare: T-Casual Zone 1
Transport Network: Barcelona Metro