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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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Lovely museum at the centre of the Tarragona archaeologic city experience

Visited this beautiful city and had a great tour including a visit to this lovely museum. Very interesting building conversion works and use of glass and exhibits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited this beautiful city and had a great tour including a visit to this lovely museum. Very interesting building conversion works and use of glass and exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The museum is one of the best I've ever visited. In every corner you find something interesting , it's a history lesson for the young and old alike.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I'm saying average because it is quite a modest size museum. There are a few really spectacular items; others are very nice. It is worth visiting but don't expect Merida's outstanding museum or the diversity of Cadiz's museum.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Collection of the best examples of all ages of art from the Tarragon area. The bit and pieces of history are all connected ...this city is truly a historical jewel.

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Saddleworth, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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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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