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Museu Nacional Arqueologic de Tarragona

Placa del Rei, 5, 43003 Tarragona, Spain
977-23-62-09
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Ranked #7 of 23 attractions in Tarragona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Staff very helpful. Lots of excellent free information in English and other languages. Several floors of good exhibits, some fantastic individual items and fantastic mosaics. Well worth the two hours spent there.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is a nice compact museum spread over three floors, giving a peak into the development of various art forms of the Roman times. It has a unique small Romantic museum within it, well worth a visit! I was reminded of the sculptures of Khajuraho, India. The mosaic and sculptures are well preserved and show the advanced state of artistic... More

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lleida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

this museum reflects the city history from Roman times with a projection room showing a short film depicting the creation of old Tarraco (as it was originally called). it bears three floors of statues, coins, jewelry, mosaics, columns, etc. on top of this choose a Tuesday to pay a call as it's free admittance on this day

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Chester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Staff are welcoming and helpful. Lots of excellent free information in English and other languages. Several floors of good exhibits, some fantastic individual items and splendid mosaics. Well worth a couple of hours.

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Small musem but well worth a visit for the beautiful mosaics and also it is placed in a lovely town square. The musem has stunning view out of some of the windows over the amphiteatre and bay of Tarangona.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

As others have said, an extremely well-laid out small museum with good explanatory booklets and signage. In addition, it was free when we visited on a Tuesday! The artifacts are well arranged according to their use and/or where they were found (Eg items relating to the theatre, or coming from a rural villa) and everything was linked to other finds... More

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North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This small museum is extremely well done. It is built around the original Roman wall. They have a good film in different languages and tons of very interesting Roman artifacts with explanatory booklets in English, Spanish, Catalan. Staff was very helpful as well. The Roman mosaics are stunning!

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