The “Conjunt Monumental Plaça del Rei” (Monumental Set) is not only composed of the History Museum, located in the old medieval house Casa Padellàs, but also of medieval buildings like the Palau Reial Major which was the kings’ house, Santa Agata church, the Great Hall and the King Marti’s watchtower.

2,000 years of history below the Barcelona’s ground

The History Museum invites you to a trip through Barcelona’s history. Discover objects from the neolithic era till today but also scuptures, architectural elements and other daily life features.

A visit in the museum basement allows you to walk on the street of the old “Barcino”, the Roman old Barcelona! Enter into a II century dry cleaner, observe the old remparts and visit a garum factory, a sauce made with fish waste.
Ready for the experience?


Tuesday-Saturday: 10am – 07pm
Sunday: 10am – 08pm
06/01; 20/05; 15/08; 12/10; 01/11; 06/12; 26/12: 10am – 02pm
It is closed on Mondays and January 1st, May 1st, June 24th and December 25th.


Ticket: 7€
Reduced fee 5€: young under 29, senior above 65+, large family book and one parent family book
Free: young under 16, members of the ICOM, accredited journalists.

Notice that every Barcelona’s museum is free the first Sunday of each month.
The entrance to the history museum is free each Sunday from 3pm on.

How to get there?

Address: Plaça del Rei
Bus: 17, 19, 40 and 45 to Via Laietana-Pl Ramon Berenguer
Metro:L1 to Catalunya or Urquinaona, L3 to Catalunya o Liceu and L4 to Urquinaona or Jaume I
Vesping: Select the spot in the GPS.