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Museu d'Història de la Ciutat (MUHBA) - City Museum of Barcelona

History of the City Barcelona

The Museu d 'Història de la Ciutat (City History Museum) in the Gothic district tells you the history of the city of Barcelona since Roman times. The Palau Padellàs, a Gothic palace, was brought stone by stone from the Carrer de Mercaders to Plaça del Rei in 1931. The reason for this effort was the construction of a road. In the Town History Museum you will find the largest Roman excavation outside Rome.

Benefits of the Gothic Tour

  • Two hours long guided tour through the Gothic district in English
  • Meeting point for the tour is at Plaça Sant Jaume (you will receive detailed directions with the voucher)
  • No tour inside of buildings

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At the new place of the palace remainings of the largest Roman settlement ever discovered in Europe were found: Barcino, as Barcelona was called in Roman times. The museum is located in the middle of the Barri Gòtic near the cathedral.

In the modern entrance to the Museu d'Història de la Ciutat, you can see some ancient ceramics and other objects which were found in the excavations. With the elevator ride to the basement you take a journey of 2,000 years back to the time of the Romans. Here you will find the remainings of a well-maintained and by drawings vividly supplemented Roman settlement: Barcino. First, you enter an ancient laundry and dying, in which you can learn something about the daily life at that time. You can see the process of making wine in the 3rd century, a Roman church of the 6th century and the episcopal complex of the 7th century.

The underground part leads to the cathedral in the ancient settlement of Barcelona.

On the first floor, you can see the further course of city history, you also get an impressive insight into the appearance of the historic Barcelona.

The admission ticket is valid for the museum, palace chapel, Torre del Rei and the excavations. You get free admission to the Museu d'Història de la Cuitat with the Barcelona Card.

Why the Museu d'Història de la Ciutat is worth visiting

In the Gothic District, you will often find remnants of buildings from Roman times, such as parts of the viaduct or the Roman city wall. At the beginning of the museum tour you will drive down to the excavations of Barcino, the Roman city of Barcelona. Here you can see the rigging of a huge Roman settlement, with dwellings, craft shops, laundries and other buildings. These excavations are very impressive.

Book the Gothic Tour in English and Get to Know the Gothic District

During the Gothic Tour you will learn about Barcelon's history from Roman to Medieval times.
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Gothic Quarter walking tour 1. Nov. 2017 - 31. March 2018 Desired Quantity
Show price for Gothic Quarter walking tour 1. April 2018 - 31. October 2018
Gothic Quarter walking tour in English, daily at 9:30 16.00€
Gothic Quarter walking tour in Spanish/Catalan, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:30 16.00€
Gothic Quarter walking tour in French, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 17:00 16.00€

Important information

Plaça del Rei
Phone: +34 932 562 100

Metro: Jaume I. (L4)
Bus Turístic: Barri Gòtic

Regular: €7.00, reduced: € 5.00
On Sundays after 15:00 free admission
Barcelona Card: free admission.

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