NileGuide Expert Says:
To take a peek at the Roman ruins before entering the museum, there's a large photo of it on the outside of the building where the museum gift shop is located.
Plaça del Rei, Barcelona, Spain
932 56 21 00
A village beneath a city. Barcelona's hidden gem. The Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat digs into the city's past. An audio guide, which is included in the price of admission, explains the history of the approximately 4,000 square meters of Roman ruins which are buried about 20 meters under the current city's street level. These ruins were discovered in the 1920's when the city underwent an urban reformation by cutting into the Gothic Quarter to create a major through street, the Via Laietana.