The City Museum of Barcelona is one of the most important places for research and preservation of Barcelona’s history. The MUHBA houses several unique permanent and temporary exhibitions for visitors to see – many of which are actually ruins and structures that have survived thousands of years.
Visitors can wander around the halls and take a journey through time, from Barcelona’s pre-history all the way through the Middle Ages. There is an entire excavated portion of the roman city and over 35,200 cultural and historical objects– all of which are located within the ancient walls of a gorgeous Gothic palace. You will see mosaics, wall paintings, graves, documents, engravings, etc.
In addition to the museum itself, the MUHBA organisation has several other Heritage sites all throughout Barcelona, including the Temple of Augustus, the Roman Funeral Way, and the old Fabra i Coats factory. All well worth a visit.