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Museu Nacional Arqueologic de Tarragona

Address: Placa del Rei, 5, 43003 Tarragona, Spain
Phone Number: 977-23-62-09
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Ranked #6 of 36 Attractions in Tarragona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Barcelona, Spain
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94 reviews 94 reviews
33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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125 reviews 125 reviews
87 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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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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San Diego, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great value and all within walking distance. There are probably 5 or 6 ancient roman sites in this former Roman Capital city that you can easily manage to see in a day. The Roman Theater, Roman Circus, Roman walls, forum and amphitheatre are the best things to see and easily managed by walking around the city. It really humbles you... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Spread out over several floors, this museum is constantly interesting. The views of Tarragona from the top of the museum are vast. At every corner there are diagrams, so that you know what it is you are looking at from the roof top. On each floor there are interesting exhibits of Tarragon's ancient Roman past.

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