Barcelona History Museum

 Tourist information about the city history museum of Barcelona, located in the most emblematic square of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, The King's Square
Plaça del Rei. Photography: Zhang Wenjie
Barcelona City History Museum (MUHBA) is a dynamic institution whose mission is to research, reveal and expose the historical heritage and history of Barcelona from its origins to the present day. The museum has its main headquarters in the Padellàs House, a Gothic palace located in the heart of the old Barcelona, and manages several patrimonial centers distributed in the districts and neighborhoods of the city. The museum's collection integrates an important number of objects related to the millennial history of Barcelona which is increased every year with new objects from archaeological interventions.
The fact that determined the origin of the Museum of History of Barcelona was the stone-by-stone transfer of the Padellàs House, carried out in 1931, from its original location to the King's Square. The works in the new location have brought to light remains of the ancient Roman and Visigothic city. The museum was inaugurated on April 14, 1943.
The visit to the museum begins with the archaeological site of 4,000 m2 located in the basement of the square, which preserves vestiges of the 1st century BC to the 7th century AD. The visit continues in the rooms of the county / royal palace with the permanent exhibition "Barcelona in the high middle age" (8th - 13th century). In the same palace can be visited the Tinell Hall and the Chapel of Saint Agatha. In the Padellàs House are located temporary exhibitions dedicated to modern and contemporary Barcelona.

Monumental complex of the Plaça del Rei

The Plaça del Rei(King's Square), one of the most charming corners of Barcelona, is a quiet, monumental square located in the Gothic Quarter. The square is surrounded by impressive Gothic and Renaissance buildings. The most significant buildings of the complex are the Royal Palace (Palau Reial Major), residence and seat of the government of the counts of Barcelona and the kings of Aragon in the city, the Royal Chapel of Santa Àgata (14th century), Palau del Lloctinent (Palace of the Lieutenant), a Renaissance 16th century palace, and the Padellàs House.
In the Royal Palace stands out the hall of ceremonies, the magnificent Hall of Tinell, and the great rectangular five-story tower known as the Viewpoint of the King Martin (Mirador del Rei Martí).
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Contact
Address: Plaça del Rei - Barcelona 08002
Tel.: +34 932 562 100
Fax: +34 933 150 957
E-mail: museuhistoria@bcn.cat
Website: www.museuhistoria.bcn.cat
Timetable
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Timetable
From April to September
Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 8pm.
From October to March
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 8pm.

Closed: Mondays, January 1, May 1, June 24, December 25.
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Prices
Combined entry for all MUHBA centers
General admission: 7 €
Reduced admission (over 65, retired, disabled, unemployed, single parent families, students): 5 €
Groups of more than 10 people: 5 €
Children under 16, tour guides, teachers: free admission
The first Sunday of each month and every Sunday from 3pm: free admission.
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Public transport
Metro. Jaume I Station (L4 line), 100m away.
Bus. Lines 45, 120 and V17.
Tourist bus. Barri Gòtic stop (red route).
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Location
GPS: 41°23'02.2"N 2°10'39.2"E / 41.383933, 2.177552
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