Museum of History of Barcelona (MUHBA)
Museu d'història de Barcelona
It is difficult if not impossible that the history of the city of Barcelona can be exposed at a single venue. Not only because of the volume of information that could be displayed, but also because the archeological and cultural history evidences are distributed throughout its geography, and who visit Barcelona have the opportunity to visit in-situ such preserved or restored remains.
The Museum of History of Barcelona or MUHBA, distributes therefore its exhibitions and displays at various centers in different points of the city, but a very important part of the heritage of the museum is located in the Gothic Quarter in the district of Ciutat Vella, the Old Town of Barcelona.
MUHBA Plaça del Rei
It holds the headquarters of the Museum of History of Barcelona. The move of the Padellàs house stone by stone in 1931 into the Gothic Quarter, discovered on the site of the Plaça del Rei an archaeological site belonging to the old Barcino. Currently in this headquarters of the MUHBA you can visit in the basement of the square the site corresponding to different periods. There are exposed historical elements as the foundation walls of the old Roman colony corresponding to 1st century B.C., 2nd and 3rd century workshops and factories, or an important wine installation corresponding to the 3rd and 4th century periods, to name a few. This archaeological site occupies about 4,000 square meters.
MUHBA Temple d’August
The Museum of History of Barcelona, exhibits in this center four columns corresponding to the Temple of Augustus, a Roman temple dedicated to the worship of Augustus.
MUHBA Via Sepulcral Romana
Sepulchral Roman Pathway, communicated Barcino with what today is the neighborhood of Sarria. On both sides of this road lay Roman tombs belonging to popular personalities from the period of the 1st and 2nd century.
A fragment of this pathway can be visited at the Plaça de la Vila de Madrid.
MUHBA Domus de Sant Honorat
The History Museum of Barcelona exhibits in this center the archaeological remains belonging to a manor house or domus of the IVth century, in one of the main streets of the Roman city. The set also includes three visitable commercial establishments attached to the house.
MUHBA El Call
Through this center of the MUHBA, you can see how the Jewish community in Barcelona lived. This center also exposes various objects found in archaeological excavations relevant to Jewish Barcelona.
MUHBA Santa Caterina
This center of archaeological interpretation of the Museum of History of Barcelona, collects the basic facts of the history of Barcelona from the Bronze Age.
Located in the market of Santa Caterina, was opened in 2008, in a place that held one of the most important Gothic convents of Barcelona.
A little farthest from the center of Barcelona, Collserola, you can visit the farmhouse where Jacint Verdaguer, leader of the the Renaissance of Catalan literature, lived his last years.
MUHBA Park Güell
You can visit the Casa del Guarda, housing for the guard for the Park Güell residence.
Although it is part of the Museum of History of Barcelona, the timetables and dates for visits should be consulted on the website of the Park Güell, as it is part of the visit to the residential park designed by Antoni Gaudí.
MUHBA Fabra i Coats
Visitors have the opportunity to visit an old industrial complex ruled by the old English factory model.
In addition to the recovery of the building, the complex show visitors the relationship between work and the city. The center also includes cultural and educational activities and projects.
MUHBA Casa de l’Aigua
In the neighborhood of Trinitat, you can visit a hydraulic pump building, built by the Council of Barcelona during the years 1915 to 1917.
MUHBA Refugi 307
The Refugi 307 is one of the bomb shelters built in the city during the Spanish civil war, which was built with the help of the neighbors of Poble Sec.
If you are interested in visiting this shelter, it is essential to book your visit at the Museum of History of Barcelona. Find out more information at their website.
MUHBA Turó de la Rovira
In the Turo de la Rovira, antiaircraft batteries were built to defend the city of Barcelona during the Civil War.
His visit also allows, enjoy unique views of the city due to its privileged position in the mountains.
MUHBA Porta de Mar
Attached to the Roman wall, it was constructed in the XIXth century, an apartment building. You can visit 17 meter stretch of the Roman wall (4th century), and the remains of the thermal baths of 1st century. At the street level you can visit the chapel San Cristobal, which has been also restored.
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