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Barcelona City History Museum MUHBA Plaça del Rei

Ground floor is a large vault over preserved roman street ruins with extensive artefacts. The museum is inside Roman buildings and medieval palaces

Updated: Jun 28, 2024 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 2.4k

About Barcelona City History Museum MUHBA Plaça del Rei

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 containing Barcelona underground roman ruins in the basement.

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.

Visiting Barcelona City History Museum MUHBA Plaça del Rei

Allow one to two hours to fully explore all floors and rooms of the museum.

Barcelona History Museum MUHBA Tickets

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.

What to take with you for Barcelona City History Museum MUHBA Plaça del Rei

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.

Barcelona City History Museum MUHBA Plaça del Rei Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual € 7.00 16-29 years, Over 65, 5.00 Euros Child T-familiar FREE Under 16 YearsGroup/Family Ticket? 10+ People - See Website.Notes Closed Mondays, Free from 15h every Sundays.Free Entry? 1st Sunday of every month, Every Sunday from 15:00h

Getting to Barcelona City History Museum MUHBA Plaça del Rei

Address: Plaza del Rei s/n, Barcelona. 8002

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. Use a T-Casual or Hola-Barcelona travel card.

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