The Museu d’Història de Barcelona (MUHBA) officially opened in 1943, led by it’s first director Agustí Duran i Sanpere. The museum preserves the heritage of Barcelona over the past 2,000 years.
Excavations from the 1920’s uncovered streets, villas and amphorae of first century Roman Barcino. The remains can be viewed by entering via Casa Padellàs, a palace dating from the late 15th century.
In addition to the museum at Plaça del Rei, MUHBA has several sites across the city, including the monastery at Pedralbes and the Museu Verdaguer.
Plaça del Rei, below which Roman excavations can be viewed