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Barcelona City History Museum (MUHBA) Tours & Tickets

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Barcelona City History Museum (MUHBA)
From Roman times to the present day, the city of Barcelona has centuries of history and many stories to tell. The Museum of the History of Barcelona (Museu d'Història de Barcelona, or MUHBA), situated in Plaça del Rei atop the Roman ruins of Barcino, preserves and communicates the history and heritage of the Catalonian capital.

The Basics
The Museum of the History of Barcelona stands within Plaça del Rei atop the historic remains of an ancient Roman colony. The lowest level of the museum displays the remains of the former Roman settlement, while the upper floors showcase how the medieval city was built atop the ruins, with exhibits on Barcelona’s medieval history.

In addition to the museum at Plaça del Rei, MUHBA includes a collection of smaller museums and historical points of interest throughout the city. Visitors can choose from a standard admission ticket to the museum or opt for a multiattraction pass, which includes entry to other notable sites, such as the Picasso Museum, Miró Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art, and CaixaForum, as well.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Barcelona City History Museum is a must-visit for history buffs.
  • One admission ticket gives you access to all MUHBA exhibits and is valid for six months.
  • An audio guide is available at the museum entrance.
  • The museum in Plaça del Rei is wheelchair-accessible.

How to Get There
MUHBA is situated in Plaça del Rei, easily accessible on foot from just about anywhere in the old city. The nearest metro stop is Jaume I on the Green Line.

When to Get There
The museum is open daily Tuesday to Sunday. Admission is free throughout the day on the first Sunday of every month and every Sunday afternoon after 3pm.

Self-Guided Walks
MUHBA has laid out three different self-guided walks for travelers interested in learning more about particular aspects of Barcelona’s history. The Barcino walk covers the city’s Roman history as it takes visitors from Plaça del Rei around the site of the former Roman colony. A tour of Barcelona’s Jewish District (El Call) explains what life was like for the Jewish community living in the city during medieval times. The medieval-wall walk gives an account of the defensive structures built during the 13th and 14th centuries, with stops at several archaeological remains.
Address: Plaça del Rei, Barcelona 08002, Spain
Admission: Varies
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Barcelona Card with Guidebook

Barcelona Card with Guidebook

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Make the most of Barcelona for less with the great-value Barcelona Card. Choose a 3-, 4-, or 5-day Barcelona city pass, and enjoy money-saving deals on a host of sights and activities. Gain free or discounted entry to more than 20 top visitor attractions, including the National Art Museum of Catalonia and Picasso Museum; enjoy savings at other attractions; and get free travel on Barcelona transport services, including the metro and buses. Plus, get a free city metro map and over 80 special offers at select shops, restaurants, and outlets.
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Jewish Quarter of Barcelona: one of the most important Jewish Communities of the Medieval Europe

Jewish Quarter of Barcelona: one of the most important Jewish Communities of the Medieval Europe

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Immerse yourself in Barcelona’s rich Jewish history with this guided tour of the Jewish Quarter. Visit Call Mayor and Call Menor, the Ancient Roman Wall, the La Plaza del Rey, or “King’s Square,” and experience what was once among Europe’s largest and most significant Jewish communities. Tour the interior of the 3rd-century Ancient Synagogue of Barcelona and learn about what life was like for the Jewish residents of medieval Barcelona.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Lonely Planet Experience: Picasso, El Born & Museum Tour in Barcelona

Lonely Planet Experience: Picasso, El Born & Museum Tour in Barcelona

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Delve deeper into Barcelona’s artistic heritage during a tour of El Born and the Picasso museum. Designed with art lovers in mind, this private tour comes with the undivided attention of your guide and reveals historical information that you’re unlikely to find in the guidebook.
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Highlights of Barcelona: Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

Highlights of Barcelona: Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

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From modernist masterpieces to authentic Catalonian cuisine, experience the best of Barcelona on this private, full-day sightseeing tour. Make the most of your time as a private guide leads you to the city’s must-see attractions, including the Gothic Quarter, Plaça d’Espanya, and the Gaudí-designed Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Recharge midday with an included lunch at a renowned local restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
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Barcelona's Jewish Quarter Private Tour

Barcelona's Jewish Quarter Private Tour

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During this tour you will discover all the vestiges and remains that we still preserve from the two Jewish Quarters of Barcelona - Ell Call Major and El Call Menor. Including the visit to the Greater Synagogue of Barcelona, one of the oldest synagogues in Europe. Learn about this important community, discover their history, architecture and events with a private professional guide. •Experience Barcelona’s historic Jewish Quarter with a professional guide. •Explore the two Jewish Quarters - El Call Major and El Call Menor. •Visit the Ancient Synagogue of Barcelona. •Hotel pickup.
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Barcelona Old Town Private Walking Tour

Barcelona Old Town Private Walking Tour

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Follow in the footsteps of Barcelona's ancient Romans and its modern-day residents during this 3-hour private walking tour of Barcelona. Wander past picturesque Barcelona landmarks like the Arco de Triunfo and the sprawling Ciutdella Park before diving into the Gothic Quarter. ‘Get lost’ in the narrow winding streets of this atmospheric area with your guide, stopping to explore the ornate Cathedral of Barcelona, Born Market, ancient Roman walls and some of the neighborhood’s lesser-known gems. Your guide, light refreshments and a city welcome pack are included.
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  • 3 hours
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Barcelona History private walking tour with official guide

Barcelona History private walking tour with official guide

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This Tour will give you a quick insight into the rich and complex history of Barcelona. On a relaxed walk through the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and El Borne district we will follow the footsteps of its ancestors and learn more about different epochs and personalities that shaped the history of this heroic city over 2000 years. Founded by the Romans in 1c.BC, Barcelona still embraces part of its origins inside the medieval buildings. During prosperous times of Kingdom of Aragon, it was one of central ports of medieval Sea-trade with many merchant and diplomatic delegations established in the city. The Jewish community, living in El Call, also helped in consolidation of culturally rich and cosmopolitan spirit over centuries until 1492, when Iberian Peninsula stopped being homeland for all 3 religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Eventually we will learn more about the political changes after the War of Spanish Succession (1702-1715), still echoing today.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Barcelona Old Town Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

Barcelona Old Town Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

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Discover the Medieval Barcelona in the Gothic Quarter, enjoying the architecture of amazing gothic buildings... Such as the magnificent Cathedral, The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, The Grand Royal Palace, charming interior courtyards and other hidden corners. Where you can feel the unique atmosphere of medieval Barcelona. The Old Town hides the remains of a Roman colony, founded in the 1st century BC and you will see the remains that we still preserve. We will finish the tour in the beautiful Park of the Citadel to enjoy one of the most beautiful fountains in Spain. •Private Experience in the Old town of Barcelona with a Professional Tour Guide. •Enjoy Barcelona landmarks, like the Gothic Quarter, El Born and the Ciutadella Park. •Get introduced to Barcelona's fascinating history. •The tour guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby, (Taxi Included in the tour)
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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A Full Day In Barcelona With A Local: Private & Personalized

A Full Day In Barcelona With A Local: Private & Personalized

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Explore Barcelona with a local insider on this action-packed tour. It’s a great tour for first-time visitors to get their bearings of the city and to pick up local tips too. By exploring the city on foot, you’ll access places you couldn’t get to by car or bus, and you'll find hidden spots that only locals know about. Customize your Barcelona experience based on your interests—such as food, architecture, photography, or shopping.
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  • 8 hours
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Private And Personalized Experience: See Barcelona With A Local

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Combine visits to top Barcelona attractions with stops at underrated places many travelers overlook during this private, flexible, and fully customizable walking tour. See a local side to the city and tailor the itinerary to your schedule and interests with the help of your local guide before the tour even begins. Plus, flexible and customizable tour durations mean even travelers with limited time in the city can take part.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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Walk On the Dark Side Of Barcelona Evening Group Tour

Walk On the Dark Side Of Barcelona Evening Group Tour

This 2.5-hour night time walking tour explores Barcelona illuminated in a different light. You’ll uncover thrilling tales of assassinations, prophecies, apparitions and more hidden in the must-see neighbourhoods such as the mysterious Raval & El Born. Be prepared for plenty of unexpected discoveries as you dig up every last skeleton in Barcelona’ closet. From the Ramblas, through to Barri Gòtic, crossing the Via Laietana and entering the Born district, you will encounter Vampires, gargoyles, assassinations and true crime stories. You won’t find these in your guidebook!
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Gothic Quarter and El Born Private Tour With a Local

Gothic Quarter and El Born Private Tour With a Local

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The Gothic Quarter and El Born are undoubtedly amongst the most iconic neighbourhoods of Barcelona. Enjoy the lively atmosphere, learn about the city's evolution and get a more in-depth look at the local daily life! You'll discover the ancient Roman roots of the city, and see how the city evolved from Roman to medieval times. You'll visit El Call, the medieval Jewish Quarter at the heart of the town, and learn about the Spain's Jewish communities. You'll also discover the intriguing stories of Barcelona's moving buildings, and how the Gothic Quarter was re-imagined and reconstructed in the twentieth century to become one of Europe's most famous Gothic city centres. Our passionate locals can’t wait to show you their city and tell you why they love it so much. You will get to know the best spots in this area - beautiful squares, hidden patios, hand craft shops, historical buildings and local cafes - and see the city from a different point of view!
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Gothic Quarter + Rambla : Walking private bespoken tour

Gothic Quarter + Rambla : Walking private bespoken tour

You just enjoy, take pictures, learn and inmers in my beautiful city, Barcelona. The tour is mostly on pedestrian streets, the ones of the Gothic Quarter and other neighborhoods of the historical district, enjoying its charm as well as discovering its long history, old traditions and modern trendy business. We'll visit the main sites in Gothic Quarter, later La Rambla and Boqueria market. As an extension to this tour, you may book for Sagrada Familia skip-the-line private tour, or just tell me and I'll book your entrance tickets if you wish.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Barcelona Old Town Walking Tour with Expert Local Guide

Private Barcelona Old Town Walking Tour with Expert Local Guide

Take a look at the Barcelona’s ancient Romans on this private walking tour of Old Town. Explore the beautiful landmarks of Barcelona like the Arco de Triunfo and the sprawling Ciutdella Park before diving into the Gothic Quarter. Explore Born Market, ancient Roman walls and some of the lesser-known places. This private tour was designed to be an eye-opening learning experience. • Explore the streets of Barcelona during a private walking tour • Enjoy the beauty of landmarks like the Arco de Triunfo and the sprawling Ciutdella Park • Get inspired by the beauty of winding alleys and charming streets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter Admire Gothic Quarter • Explore the landmarks like Roman walls and the Barcelona Cathedral • Get familiar with Barcelona's fascinating history
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  • 3 hours
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$129.00
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Private Barcelona Jewish Quarter Tour with Local Expert Guide

Private Barcelona Jewish Quarter Tour with Local Expert Guide

This 3-hour private historic tour will open all the remains of Jewish culture and history which are located in two Jewish Quarters of Barcelona - Ell Call Major and El Call Menor. Your expert guide will show you the Greater Synagogue of Barcelona and you will learn a lot about local history and culture of the place. • Explore Jewish Quarter with a professional guide • Visit El Call Major and El Call Menor • Check out the ancient Synagogue of Barcelona • Enjoy hotel pick-up • Get immersed into atmosphere of old time
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$195.00
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Skip-the-line Art Tour to Picasso Museum with Private Expert Guide in Barcelona

Skip-the-line Art Tour to Picasso Museum with Private Expert Guide in Barcelona

Dive into artistic culture and heritage of Barcelona with a private guide. Enjoy a custom private tour of El Born and the Picasso museum. You will walk through the streets which inspired the famous paintings and see the apartments where he stayed with his family when they came to Barcelona. ● See Barcelona through the eyes of Picasso ● Private guide will open a lot of interesting facts of every place ● Get free admission to Picasso Museum ● Save time and avoid crowds with a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Picasso Museum ● Find out the details about the scandal where Picasso was involved ● Take in the bohemian places of Barcelona
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  • 2 hours
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$230.00
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Barcelona Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Tour with a Local Expert

Barcelona Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Tour with a Local Expert

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If you want to see Barcelona’s most impressive landmarks, but also discover some of the city’s less-visited sights, this is the tour for you. Enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide, as you stroll down Las Ramblas, explore the medieval quarter of El Born, and visit the seafront neighborhood of Barceloneta. Along the way, admire landmarks like Santa Maria del Mar and Palau de Musica, see early Gaudi works such as Palau Güell and the lamp posts of Placa Reia; and sample traditional churros.
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  • 3 hours
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$50.03
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Private Gothic Quarter Tour Barcelona

Private Gothic Quarter Tour Barcelona

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Discover the oldest part of Barcelona with an expert and friendly local guide. You will learn everything about our city's past in an entertaining and lively way. You will visit the most emblematic places to understand the history, culture and traditions of Barcelona and Catalonia. Medieval palaces and churches, neo-Gothic buildings and bridges, ancient Roman tombs and aqueducts for an unforgettable journey through Barcelona of the past.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$59.56
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