If you are an archaeology buff and you are visiting Barcelona for the first time or have just arrived, you can’t miss the opportunity to explore the city’s most interesting archaeological sites. Barcelona Turisme offers a special ticket for those who want to visit four of the main venues dedicated to archaeology in Barcelona, called Arqueoticket.
For 14,50€ per person, you can visit Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya, Museu Egipci de Barcelona, Museu d’Història de Barcelona and Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria. You can buy your ticket online and collect it at any of the museums. You have a full year to visit the four venues.
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Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya
Catalonia’s Archaeology Museum has several branches in the region, with the one in Barcelona being located in Montjuïc. The local museum showcases a collection of archaeological relics that allow the visitors to discover the evolution of Catalonia through time, during Prehistory and Ancient History. They also host a number of temporary exhibits, such as the exciting “Recerca dels tresors perduts”, an homage to cinema’s most famous archaeologist, Indiana Jones.
Location: Passeig de Santa Madrona, 39-40
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Inaugurated in 1994, Barcelona’s Egyptian Museum has an impressive collection with thousands of pieces divided into 10 categories: The pharaoh, Ranks, Jewelry, Stone and ceramics, Cosmetics and Eroticism, Beliefs and funerary practices, Funerary divisions, The chapel of cult, The temple cult, Egyptian God. The museum also organizes activities for those who want to have more contact with the Egyptian culture by taking classes or going on expeditions.
Location: Calle de Valencia, 284
Having opened its doors in the 1940s, Barcelona’s History Museum is dedicated to conserving, researching and exhibiting the historical heritage of the city. It has a number of sites across the Barcelona, such as the Augustus Temple, the Roman funeral way, Plaça del Rei, and El Call, Barcelona’s Jewish quarter.
Location: Plaça del Rei
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Originally a public market, Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria is today a cultural center and archaeological site. The original market was built during the 1800s, but it was only in the 1970s, when the former market began renovation works to be transformed into a library, that the 18th-century ruins were found. The city decided to open the site to the public and the cultural center we know today officially opened its doors in 2013.
Location: Plaça Comercial, 12
The Arqueoticket offers people the opportunity to explore all of these historical sites, for a much smaller price than that which would be paid by buying individual tickets for each of them. A great choice for those who would like to learn more about the city’s past and also save some money.
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