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Museu Nacional Arqueologic de Tarragona

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Address: Placa del Rei, 5, 43003 Tarragona, Spain
Phone Number: 977-23-62-09
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There was an exhibition of a Napoleonic siege of Tarragon while we visited, and I learnt about something I hadn't known anything about. The archaeology itself is mainly Roman... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Saddleworth, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a museum with some stunning exhibits from the high quality mosaics and sculptures to the everyday artifacts of Roman life. If you are content with simply admiring them this is a five-star attraction. So what's the problem? Simply you cannot get any information about the exhibits unless you are a Catalan speaker! I understand the sensitivities vis-a-vis Castilian... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

There was an exhibition of a Napoleonic siege of Tarragon while we visited, and I learnt about something I hadn't known anything about. The archaeology itself is mainly Roman. The mosaics are excellent, and there is quite a lot of Roman artifacts on display. We went on a weekday, so it was full of school parties. They were quite noisy... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Wonderful collections of Roman artifacts, sculptures, mosaics, and such. Very much worth a visit. It's educational, with good explanations of everything on exhibit. Not expensive to enter. The building is pretty too, with good views from the upper windows over the sea. Highly recommended for history and archaeology buffs.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you're into museums you'll like wandering through the rooms of the Museu Arqueologic: there's plenty of statues, mosaics, everyday utensils and sailing devices from Roman times. My only complaint about it is that it's an old-fashioned museum; it hasn't changed much since I visited it for the first time over 20 years ago and it's not one of those... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great place to visit. You can access the roof and look over the town and over towards the harbour. Steep stairs but there is a lift some access for disabled is available also.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Beautiful building, short informative introductory film about Tarraco/Tarragona available in several languages, a wide variety of exhibits so everyone should find something to interest them, and well lit displays. We particularly enjoyed the mosaics and glass. Spent around an hour there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The museum is really nice. They have some wonderful and interesting objects there. So if you have the time and are interested in archaeology you should definitely visit it!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

What a museum. It will give you an idea of how much Roman influence was in Tarragona. The archaeology pieces found in this museum can tell some history. So many things to see and learn here. I could not imagine how old all these pieces are. That's real archaeology!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Try this one on for size. The beauty of Tarragona,its magnificent situation on a rocky promontory above the sea and its gentle climate makes you understand why Jupiter left Tiria,his chosen one,because he fell in love with Tarragona. I agree with Jupiter but for less empathic urges. Even to this day its possible to explore the attractive passage archeological that... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We thought this was included on our multi-site ticket, but it wasn't, although the day we visited it was free anyway. Good mosaics and some interesting artefacts

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