MUHBA - Museu d'Història de Barcelona - Plaça del Rei
Beneath the Gothic Quarter’s landmark square in Barcelona lies an impressive archaeological site, the Conjunt Monumental de la Plaça del Rei, which offers visitors a glimpse of what the Roman colony of Barcino was like.
The museum collections mainly comprise objects taken from archaeological digs and feature such diverse materials and objects as ceramics, stone, epigraphs, glass, silver and gold, marble and stone sculptures, architectural elements, organic materials, coins, etc... spanning the Neolithic period to the present day. Highlights include Roman portraits, most of them from archaeological digs around the Roman walls; Roman and Hebrew inscriptions and ceramics (plates, bowls, oil bottles, jugs, water bowls, drinking vessels…). The museum also has a varied collection of objects from other sources.
Phone: 932 562 122
How to get there: Metro L4, stop Jaume I. | Bus 17, 19, 40 and 45. | Barcelona Bus Turístic, stop Barri Gòtic.
Web site: www.museuhistoria.bcn.cat
January 1st, May 1st, June 24th, December 25th closed.
- Columns of the Temple of Augustus
- MUHBA - Museu d'Història de Barcelona - Plaça del Rei
- Roman wall and aqueducts (Casa de l'Ardiaca)
- Wall and gate of the Roman city of Barcino - Friezes around the front of the Col·legi d'Arquitectes (Plaça Nova)
- Wall and defence towers of the Roman city of Barcino (Plaça Ramon Berenguer)
- Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya
- Roman necropolis (Plaça Villa de Madrid)