4 museums in Barcelona, one ticket: theArqueoticket is a pass for 4 of the major history and archeology museums in Barcelona, offered at a reduced price of almost 50%. Spending 14,50€ you can enter the following museums:
- Barcelona history museum (MUHBA) - all locations;
- Archeology Museum of Catalonia;
- Egyptian Museum of Barcelona;
- Born Cultural and Memory Center.
The entrances to the individual museums would cost a total of € 28, instead you can pay only € 14,50 and enter whenever you want, in fact the Arqueoticket is valid for a whole year!
How does the Arqueoticket work?
Using the Arqueoticket is very simple: once you have purchased your pass on the official website of the Barcelona tourist board, you will get a voucher that can be exchanged directly at the entrance of one of the 4 museums. From the moment of first use, you have one year to visit all the museums, both permanent and temporary exhibitions, as often as you like.
Which museums can I enter?
Among the various museums, the most important is certainly the MUHBA, the History Museum of Barcelona: the headquarters, in the monumental Plaça del Rei, would already deserve a visit just to admire the building in which the museum is housed.
To this we must add the huge complex of excavations under the square, a unique opportunity to see the structure of the Barcino romana and medieval Barcelona. In addition to the headquarters, it is also possible to enter the branch office of The Call, also located in the Barrio Gótico, dedicated to the Jewish presence in Barcelona during the Middle Ages, as well as other structures scattered around Barcelona.
Il Archeology Museum of Catalonia exhibits the impressive collection resulting from archaeological finds throughout Spain, with numerous artifacts from the prehistoric and Iberian periods, prior to Roman colonization. Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, all founded colonies or commercial bases in Spain, leaving numerous traces of their stay in the Iberian Peninsula: the Museum of Archeology offers a very extensive collection in its headquarters in the Poble-Sec district, at the foot of Montjuïc.
The Egyptian Museum is one of Barcelona's surprises: little known, it contains an interesting collection of artifacts from ancient Egypt, as well as periodically presenting temporary exhibitions in collaboration with other European and international museums. It is located a few steps from Passeig de Gràcia, in an area full of things to see.
The Born Memorial Cultural Center (Born - CCM) is the result of a very ambitious project: making accessible the huge archaeological site located under the Born market, one of the first iron and glass structures in Barcelona, from 1876, under which a part of the city razed to the ground in 1714 to build the military citadel was brought to light. The center regularly hosts temporary exhibitions of a historical, artistic or cultural nature.
How much does Arqueoticket cost?
The Arqueoticket costs € 14,50 per person, offering a total discount of 48%. Consider that children up to 16 years enter 3 of the 4 museums for free (in the Egyptian Museum they are entitled to a reduction). Even those entitled to reduced admission, such as those over 65, can get a small advantage: in fact, the cost of individual tickets would be € 16,50.
Where are the museums located and when are they open?
The times given are summer ones: for more detailed information and special opening and closing days, open the individual pages of the museums.
- MUHBA: main office in Plaça del Rei (metro Jaume I, line 4). Open: Tue-Sat 10: 00-19: 00, Sun and holidays 10: 00-20: 00. Closed on Mondays.
- Archeology Museum of Catalonia: Passeig de Santa Madrona, 39-41 (metro Poble-Sec, line 3. Open: Tue-Sat 9: 30-19: 00, Sun and holidays 10: 00-14: 30, closed on Mondays .
- Egyptian Museum: Carrer València, 284 (metro Passeig de Gràcia, lines 2, 3 and 4). Opening: Mon-Sat 10: 00-20: 00, Sun 10: 00-14: 00.
- Born cultural and memory center: Plaça Comerçal, 12 (Jaume I metro, line 4). Open: Tue-Sun 10: 00-20: 00, closed on Mondays.
Where can I buy the Arqueoticket?
The Arqueoticket can be purchased online on the official page of the Barcelona Tourist Board. If you are already in Barcelona, you can still buy it online and collect it directly in one of the museums (simpler), or in one of the various tourist offices around the city.