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Museu d'Història de la Ciutat - city museum of Barcelona

History of the Barcelona city

The Museu d'Història de la Ciutat (Museum of the history of the city) tells us the history of the city of Barcelona on three floors in the Palau Clarina Padellàs. The Palau Padellàs, a Gothic palace, in 1931 stone by stone from Carrer de Mercaders to the Plaça del Rei. The reason for this effort was the construction of a road.

At the new place of the palace was found in the excavations remains one of the largest  Roman settlement ever discovered in Europe: Barcino, as Barcelona was 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, some ancient ceramics and other objects which are found in the excavations. With the lift ride in the basement then make a journey of 2,000 years in the time of the Romans. Here you will find the remains of a well-maintained and supplemented by drawings vividly Roman settlement: Barcino. First, you enter an ancient laundry and dying, in which you learn also something about the daily life this time. The underground part goes to the cathedral in the ancient settlement of Barcelona.

On the first floor, then 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. Free entry to the Museu d'Història de la Cuitat get with the Barcelona Card.

Here you will find the Museum of the History of the City on the map in the Gothic quarter.

Important information

Plaça del Rei
Phone: +34 932 562 100

Metro: L 4, Jaume I.
Bus Turístic: Barri Gòtic

Opening times
Apr-Sept.: Tue.-Sa. 10.00-19.00, So. and holidays 10.00-15.00
Su. and holidays 10.00-15.00
Closed on mondays, 1 Jan., 1 May, 24 June and 25 Dec.

Regular: Ä 7.00, reduced: Ä 5.00
On Sundays after 15.00 free
Barcelona Card: free admission.

You get free admission with the Barcelona Card.

You get free admission with the Barcelona Card.

City museum of Barcelona

2000 years old chisel traces of the Romans.

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