The History Museum Barcelona boasts over 2000 years of history and gives a fascinating look at the very beginnings of the city. It is a must for anyone interested in finding out more about Barcelona’s history and the origins of the city.
The museum is located on Plaça del Rei in Barri Gòtic, but also has seperate buildings which you can visit in the same tour. The tour starts off in the basement of Casa Clariana Padellàs where you can walk through the Roman ruins of the city of Barcino dating back to 10BC. These ruins cover an extensive area of 4000m2 which go as far as the Cathedral. You can also see various objects and videos to better understand daily life in the Roman city.
The tour then takes you back up to the Palau Reial Major where you can view exhibitions on the city during the Middle Ages. It concludes with a visit to St Agatha Chapel and Tinell Hall which is said to have been where Christopher Columbus first reported his discovery of America to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.
A visit to the History Museum Barcelona is perfect to escape the crowds of La Rambla and gives a great overview and an intriguing look at the origins of the city of Barcelona. The museum offers a great insight into what life was like when the city of Barcelona first began and then moves on through the ages in chronological order.
Opening Times of the History Museum Barcelona:
Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10am to 7pm
Sundays: 10am to 8pm
Free admission for children under 16, first Sunday of every month and every Sunday after 3pm.
How to get there:
Address: Plaza del Rey, s/n 08002 Barcelona, Spain.
Metro: L1 (Catalunya), L3 (Liceu), L4 (Jaume I or Urquinaona)
Bus: 17, 19, 40 and 45
For more information, check the website