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Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat

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Address: Carrer de la Forca 27, 17004 Girona, Spain
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+34 972 22 22 29
10:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 19:00

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Great historical view of Barcelona

If you love history this is the place for you. Make sure you leave at least 2 hours to work your way through both the underground ruins where you can walk through the old streets... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2015
Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Nice place where you can learn about how the city was developed. Many interestan legends around this nice city

1 Thank Paco F
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The museum is modern and accessible. However, if you don't read Catalan there is not enough explanation of the many interesting things on exhibit. The building is very interesting (a former monastery) and the exhibits well presented. But, unfortunately we could not appreciate the City's history because we could not read the information.

Thank frtravler
Coimbra District, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Girona is a fantastic city, small and very romantic. I am not into museums but this one is a good starting point. Once you get to know the museum which is very rich in history, go all over the city!

Thank Julie O
Burnaby, BC
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Firstly, we didn't know about the TiquetM6 Museum Pass which gets you half price off the other 5 once you've paid full at the first: we would have done more museums if we'd known! This museum is a bit of a curate's egg, they've attempted to collect what they have but it's spotty---some interesting printing machinery, beautiful cloister on the... More 

Thank BCAussie
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

It only cost us like 2 euro to get in with the Girona museum pass (since we already paid full price at the Jewish museum). The museum is poorly laid out, confusing. One floor has English pamphlets and the next floor is only in Catalan. I have been to a lot of museums and this one was one of the... More 

1 Thank Mrsgoofington
Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

If you love history this is the place for you. Make sure you leave at least 2 hours to work your way through both the underground ruins where you can walk through the old streets of Barcelona and the displays upstairs. Whilst not as awe inspiring as the underground streets in Rome it is well worth a visit. The Jewish... More 

Thank Samantha_Carl
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

A wonderful visit on a rainy Sunday. The main attraction is what is below the museum in a self guided walk of what was the Roman City beneath "the old city" of Barcelona. It puts some of the city into a historic perspective.

Thank DocHarrisHHI
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

This museum has really good stuff in it and girona has a fascinating history. However the museum is disjointed and almost all the displays have extensive documentation in Spanish and Catalan but not English. There is a little book in French and English but the museum would be immeasurably improved by some joined up thinking. A sense that they are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

interesting bu very little in English translation. Would have liked to understand more of the history, but had to guess from the Spanish/Catalan descriptions

1 Thank heleneb123
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

We went on the first Sunday of the month so admission was free. The audio tour was not available at any price on that day, and our Spanish is poor so much of the upper floors were left to guess work. Nevertheless the place was fascinating, and the bottom levels with the archeological digs were explained in English and that... More 

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