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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 30 Attractions in Tarragona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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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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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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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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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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