Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat, Barcelona

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    Casa Padellas

    by bpwillet Written Feb 6, 2004

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    Palace del Rei Major-Barri Gotic

    Built for a noble family in the 15th century it now houses the Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat. It is a great example of a Gothic mansion. Attached to the Palace del Rei Major you can walk through it and see the excavated Roman town, the Capella Reial de Santa Agata, that served as the palace chapel. On the outside are more remains of old Roman walls which were used as part of the fortifications of the palace.

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    Ancient Roman excavations

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 7, 2014

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    In the basement of Royal palace you will see the museum and archeological excavation of Ancient Roman ruins covering 4000 square meters area. All that area is opened for visitors representing large part of Roma Barcelona known as Colonia Iulia Augusta Paterna Faventia Barcino founded by the Emperor Augustus Octavian around 10 B.C. This archeological site represents archeological remain of from I century B.C. through VII century A.D. You will walk around the workshops and factories, fishmonger and winemaking facilities, otherwise you will receive general notion how people lived and worked here fifteen centuries ago. Just prepare to enjoy you visit.
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    Opening hours from October through March:
    From Tuesday through Saturday:
    From 10:00 to 14:00
    And from 16:00 to 19:00
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    From 10:00 to 20:00

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    Frescos

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 7, 2014

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    Tinell Hall is typical XIII century ceremonial hall of Royal Palace belonged to the Kings of Aragon and Sicily with gothic windows and fireplace. The real masterpieces survived till nowadays are several frescos of second half on XIII century showing Aragonese army on the march. You can see mounted knights, foot spearmen and arbalesters there. These frescos are excellent and valuable source on Aragonese Army of XIII century.
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    Opening hours from October through March:
    From Tuesday through Saturday:
    From 10:00 to 14:00
    And from 16:00 to 19:00
    From April through September:
    From Tuesday through Saturday:
    From 10:00 to 20:00

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    Medieval Barcelona

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 7, 2014

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    Part of the Royal Palace exhibition tells you the story about the life of medieval Barcelona. You will be able to see some artifacts made by the hands of local tradesmen. Among such artifacts are the chests, ceramics and even frescos. I attached some pictures providing just general notion about that exhibition including the pictures of monumental fresco with combat scene with fighting mounted knights created in XIII century.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flashlight and tripod.
    Opening hours from October through March:
    From Tuesday through Saturday:
    From 10:00 to 14:00
    And from 16:00 to 19:00
    From April through September:
    From Tuesday through Saturday:
    From 10:00 to 20:00

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    Main Altar-Piece of the palace Chapel

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 8, 2014

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    Although the Palace Chapel of Blessed Virgin Mary is not big but, even let me say, quite small it has the huge altar-piece with many panels of icons with the scenes of the life of Jesus and some saints. It was created by somebody of the best Catalan painters of the mid of XV century. At the icons on the panels you can see the scenes of Adoration of Magi, Annunciation, Crucifixion, Nativity, Ascension of Virgin Mary and Resurrection with sleeping guardians. On the Icons you can see Saint Sebastian holding the bow in his hand, Saint Christopher bearing Jesus, Saint George in splendid Milanese armor and one more unidentified by me saint. Since military history of West European Middle Ages is my primary hobby the icons with Saint George and sleeping guardians are the most interesting for me personally because they provide a lot of information on Aragonese men-and-arms and well equipped infantry of second half of XV century.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flashlight and tripod.
    Opening hours from October through March:
    From Tuesday through Saturday:
    From 10:00 to 14:00
    And from 16:00 to 19:00
    From April through September:
    From Tuesday through Saturday:
    From 10:00 to 20:00

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    MUHBA/Royal Palace

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 8, 2014

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    MUHBA or Museum of the History of the City of Barcelona has several premises with their particular exhibitions. Royal Palace belonged firstly to the Counts of Barcelona and later to the Kings of Aragon and Sicily as the part of MUHBA and situated in Gothic Block of the city known as Barri Gotic de Barcelona. My opinion is that museum is “must see” destination in Barcelona and that provide you a lot of information on history of that city from I century B.C. through XV century A.D. You will be able real masterpieces made here in Barcelona by the people of different nations, regions and cultures within two thousand years.

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    From Tuesday through Saturday:
    From 10:00 to 14:00
    And from 16:00 to 19:00
    From April through September:
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    From 10:00 to 20:00

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    The Palace Chapel

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 8, 2014

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    When you visit the Museum of History the city of Barcelona situated in the former Royal Palace don’t forget to visit the palace Chapel. Very often people call this chapel as the chapel of Saint Agatha. In fact this chapel dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. This Palace chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary was built by the King of Aragon Jaime II (1291-1327) at the beginning of XIV century. This new building replaced previous Romanesque chapel which was doubtless smaller.

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    Opening hours from October through March:
    From Tuesday through Saturday:
    From 10:00 to 14:00
    And from 16:00 to 19:00
    From April through September:
    From Tuesday through Saturday:
    From 10:00 to 20:00

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    The Tinell Hall

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 7, 2014

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    Tinell Hall is typical XIII century ceremonial hall of Royal Palace belonged to the Kings of Aragon and Sicily with gothic windows and fireplace.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flashlight and tripod.
    Opening hours from October through March:
    From Tuesday through Saturday:
    From 10:00 to 14:00
    And from 16:00 to 19:00
    From April through September:
    From Tuesday through Saturday:
    From 10:00 to 20:00

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    Chapel of Saint Agatha

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 8, 2014

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    So, why people mistakenly call chapel of Saint Mary as chapel of Saint Agatha? Because there are two chapels. During the rule of Aragonese King Peter the Ceremonious (1336-1387), a side chapel had been built adjacent to the south east end of the chapel of Saint Mary. If you stand with your face toward altarpiece then this second, very small chapel will be on your left hand side and this one will be exactly the chapel of Saint Agatha. The only noticeable masterpiece of that chapel is the icon of Saint Agatha between two angels. Se demonstrates he cut breast on the tray. As anybody knows she was the Christian saint and virgin martyress and is one of seven women, who along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, are commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass.
    According to the legend her breast were cut and sentenced to be burned at the stake, but an earthquake saved her from that fate. Instead, she was sent to prison where St. Peter the Apostle appeared to her and healed her wounds but anyway she died in prison. If we compare ancient and medieval worlds we can easily find that ancient world was much crueler.

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    Opening hours from October through March:
    From Tuesday through Saturday:
    From 10:00 to 14:00
    And from 16:00 to 19:00
    From April through September:
    From Tuesday through Saturday:
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    Palau Reial

    by MM212 Updated Sep 21, 2008

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    Palau Reial on Pla��a del Rei (June 2008)
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    Built in the 13th century, the Palau Reial was the royal palace for the rulers of Barcelona. It was built in part over a section of the Roman fortified walls, while the other façade is on Plaça del Rei. The palace contains the famous Gothic Saló del Tinell, where Christopher Columbus met with Isabel and Fernando upon his return from the Americas. The Saló del Tinell is accessible through the Museu d'Història de la Ciutat, whose entrance is at Palau Clariana-Padellàs next to Capella Reial de Santa Agata.

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    Capella Reial de Santa Àgata

    by MM212 Updated Jul 19, 2008

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    Capella Reial de Santa ��gata (Jun 08)
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    Capella Reial de Santa Àgata is a beautiful Gothic chapel in the Barri Gòtic. Work on the chapel began in 1302 and continued for a couple of centuries. It was constructed over the Roman wall and is attached to the Palau Reial, the royal palace. The edifice is no longer used as a church, but the interior - accessible through the Museu d'Història de la Ciutat - contains an impressive 15th century altar.

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    Barri Gotico - Overview

    by aliante1981 Written Sep 29, 2003

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    Map Postcard of Barri Gotico

    Now, if I lived in Barcelona and was always told that Barcelona equals Gaudi I would have probably (and even certainly) been terribly angry. I know that most city tours (especially when they got little time) visit only Gaudi?s buildings, missing all the other highlights. And Barri Gotic is one of these left out landmarks? So, I have decided to restore justice:)) Here?s an overview of what you can see in the oldest part of Barcelona - I will add detailed tips on each sight later on!

    - Placa de Sant Jaume
    - Palau de Generalitat
    - Ajuntament
    - Cathedral
    - Palau Episcopal
    - Casa de la Pia Almoina & Museu Diocesa
    - Temple Roma d?Augusti
    - Placa del Rei
    - Museu d?Historia de la Ciutat
    - Palau de Lloctinent
    - Museu Frederic Mares
    - Roman Walls (!!!)
    - Placa de Sant Josep Oriol
    - Esglesia de Santa Maria del Pi
    - Placa Reial
    - Esglesia de Sant Sever
    - Roman Cemetery
    - Esglesia de Santa Anna
    - Casa Centelles
    - Casa Gualbes

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