Being a city with such a rich archaeological history, it’s not surprising that Barcelona has a lot of museums relating to archaeology, both of local origin and that of much further afield. Thanks to the ArqueoTicket card (or Arqueo Ticket), you can benefit from savings on entry prices to the museums that interest you.
All about the ArqueoTicket
Ideal for enthusiasts of archaeology and history in general, at a cost of €14.50 the ArqueoTicket gives you free entry to the MAC (Catalunya’s Museum of Archaeology), the Born CCM (Born Centre Cultural i de la Memòria), various parts of MUHBA (Barcelona’s History Museum), and the Egyptian Museum.
Where to buy the ArqueoTicket
You can buy the ArqueoTicket online. Once you’ve made the purchase you’ll need to print the booking confirmation on the screen, or that you receive by email, and follow the instructions that you’re given.
In purchasing the ArqueoTicket card you’ll save around 50% if you visit all of the participating museums, compared with buying individual tickets for each museum. The discount is so great that even if you don’t visit every participating museum, you may still save some money.
The ArqueoTicket is valid for a year after purchase, which makes it ideal for the locals as well as tourists, especially as the MUHBA has several sites across the city, all of which are worth a visit. It sometimes works out as financially beneficial to tourists too, as they can prioritise what they would like to see, and still save money without visiting everything.
Catalunya’s Museum of Archaeology displays all kinds of archaeological remains, that show the evolution of Catalunya from the prehistoric age to the decline of the Roman Empire.
Price without ArqueoTicket: 4.50€.
Barcelona’s Egyptian Museum
Housing around 1000 artefacts, Barcelona’s Egyptian Museum is one of the most impressive museums of its kind.
Price without ArqueoTicket: 11.00€.
In a city with such a wonderful heritage, Barcelona’s History Museum houses many important archaeological remains in its many sites across the city.
Price without ArqueoTicket: 7.00€.
The archaeological site of El Born Cultural Centre is unique in the European continent.
Price without ArqueoTicket: 6,00€.
The saving that you’ll make in buying the ArqueoTicket and visiting all the museums is €15. However, it’s worth mentioning that these museums offer free entry to some or all areas on certain days of the month, so you might like to look into this before buying your ArqueoTicket.
MUHBA and MAC: these museums offer free access on Sundays from 15:00, and all day on the first Sunday of each month.
MAC: the last Tuesday of the month (from October to June)
BORN CCM: you can see the archaeological remains without paying (but you’ll need to pay to access the exhibition spaces).