Barcelona City History Museum (Museo de Historia de la Ciudad de Barcelona) is a museum the collection of which is located in a number of buildings scattered around the city. Without having a fixed location, the museum offers the visitors a great excuse to enjoy different parts of the city and discover its over 2000-year long history, one of the longest urban histories in Europe.
One of the most important collections of the museum come from the excavations in the Plaza del Rey located in the Ciutat Vella district. It is believed that the archaeological finds from this place, ranging from the Roman Barcino century BC in the underground part, to buildings of the thirteenth century AD and the high Middle Ages, come from the Royal Palace and the neighbouring buildings: the Chapel of St. Agatha and a Gothic palace known as Casa Padellàs.
Another areas where the collections of Barcelona History Museum can be found is the Monastery of Pedralbes, which is commonly regarded as the jewel in the crown of Catalan Gothic architecture, the area of Santa Catalina, which contains archaeological remains of the Bronze Age found under the current market, the Gatehouse at Park Güell, designed by Gaudí and located near the entrance of the park, and the air-raid shelter 307, which, with over 400 metres of tunnels served as a hiding place for the civilian population during the Spanish Civil War.
|Neighbourhood||El Gòtic (Ciutat Vella)|
|Geographical coordinates||41.3841485, 2.1775662|
|Address||08002 Barcelona, Plaça del Rei, s/n|
|How to arrive?||official transport site|