Museu d’Història de Barcelona

Address: Plaça del Rei 1, Barcelona, 08002, Spain
Telephone: 93 315 11 11

- Budget


Artefacts from all historical periods, with extensive subterranean Roman remains.

The handsome Casa Padellàs, which was moved here stone by stone from a hundred yards away to make way for the Via Laietana, now forms the centre of the city’s history museum. The Plaça del Rei complex also incorporates the Rei Martí watchtower (currently closed to the public), the chapel of Saint Agatha and the grand Saló del Tinell, where the Catholic Kings were said to have received Columbus when he returned from the Americas.

The real highlight, though, are the extensive Roman remains that run from below the museum all the way to the cathedral. You can make out the foundations of streets, houses and traces of the various industries housed here.

Value for money

Price advice

7 euros; 5 euros reductions.

Expert tips

A museum ticket also includes entrance to the pretty Gothic convent in Pedralbes.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Education