We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museu Nacional Arqueologic de Tarragona

Placa del Rei, 5, 43003 Tarragona, Spain
Improve this listing
Ranked #4 of 29 Attractions in Tarragona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
25 visitor photos
Write a Review

98 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
87 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
1,291 reviews 1,291 reviews
902 attraction reviews
1,323 helpful votes 1,323 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oakham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Delray Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Delhi, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Museu Nacional Arqueologic de Tarragona also viewed


Been to Museu Nacional Arqueologic de Tarragona? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing