Barcelona City History MuseumMy rating: 5 stars+ You can see some unusual things here at a low price! The underground museum is a little adventure trip through Roman and medieval times. The audio guide is included in the price of admission.
- Audioguide only for the Roman part of the museum, the mediaval part has annotations in English.
Last updated: 27 Feb 2020 | Celine Mülich
Price of admission: 7 Euro*, reduced price 5 Euro (Groups over 10 persons, jung peoples under the age of 29, senior citizens over the age of 65), 3,50 Euro if you already visited Park Güell (admission ticket must be shown) free admission for children under the age of 16 and first Sunday of a month, every Sunday after 3:00 p.m. *With this admission ticket, you can enter at all the MUHBA sites. (valid for one year!)
A museum, a little subterranean adventure, a trip through time. That’s one way to describe this museum, which is part of the MUHBA museums of city history.
You start off by entering the courtyard of a gothic urban palace, followed by a ride in the elevator from “Barcelona” to the Roman city of “Barcino”. Below the streets and buildings of Barcelona, you can walk along old Barcino on a set of footbridges. You’ll pass the remainders of an old Roman bath and some dye-works, go through a wine cellar and an ancient fish processing place.
At the end, you rise into medieval Barcelona, where you can see a few of the old chambers of the former royal palace: The king’s chamber, “Sala Tinell”, and the royal chapel, “Santa Agatha”.
Get to know Barcelona from a different point of view!
Photogallery of the Historical Museum of Barcelona
A history of the City History Museum
Barcelona was founded in 218 B.C. as the settlement “Barcino” and converted into a military settlement under Emperor Augustus (around 10 B.C.). It became part of the city of Tarragona in the course of the conversion.
In the 1930s, when the Gothic palace “Casa Padellàs” was obstructing the expansion of the Via Laietana, it was simply moved, stone by stone, to its current place on the Plaça del Rei – it was not until then that these old Roman ruins were even found in the first place! The archeological digs and assessment of artifacts that followed took ten years.