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National Archeological Museum

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Address: Serrano, 13, 28071 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91-577-79-12
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Sun 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Works dating mostly from Hispanic prehistory to the Modern Age, but it...
Works dating mostly from Hispanic prehistory to the Modern Age, but it also includes some other cultural remains: Greek, Etruscan, Roman and various South American cultures.
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It was interesting to learn history of Spain from archeological standpoint and it is gratis on sabago after 2.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It was interesting to learn history of Spain from archeological standpoint and it is gratis on sabago after 2.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Marvelous museum if you like history. Great museum if you don't, but like to understand how Spain has grown and changed. I rate this as one of the best things to do in Madrid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Following our Rick Steve's guide book, wasn't expecting much but it was newly renovated and expanded. It has dioramas and artifacts from Spanish history from paleolithic to modern times. Wonderful exhibits with English captions, start with ancient history in the basement and each floor brings to closer to the present. We missed the Prado because we spent so much time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Wow! I thought this museum was fab, priced at 3 euros a ticket with a potential dwell time of 3-4 hours what good value. The building was very modern inside and it is clear a lot of work went into the interpretation of the time periods. The prehistory and Spanish roman were my favourite sections. I don't think the museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Lots to learn about Spanish history ... there is so much to see you can easily spend 2.5-3 hrs here. My major complaint is the A/C is way too cold inside the building, and at 35C outside we didn't bring a sweather with us ... so we're literally running through the last part of the tour cause both me and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the AC just 1/2 away. The museum traces the history of Spain and the world. The Greek and Roman sections were beautifully displayed, but really all the objects were displayed elegantly. We ate here for breakfast one day, and lunch another.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This has become one of my favourite museums in Madrid. A bit of a respite from the plethora of the world class paintings museum of this fantastic city. Its only a 15 minute walk from plaza de cibeles or you can take the metro as well. An absolute must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great display of the historical population of Spain. A real bargain for 3 Euro. The audioguide is provided on tablets for additional charge of 2 Euro, which could easily be spared since all explanations are available in English and the recording of the audioguide is not good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Very nice Museum with English information as well as Spanish. Well laid out and worth a visit. Bargain price at 3 Euros.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This museum reopened fairly recently and is worth the small entrance fee (3 euros, I believe, and free on Sundays) without a doubt. The exhibits are extremely well done, there are some high tech displays, and the museum is well lit and laid out in a pleasing manner. There is a good gift shop and cafe as well. Along with... More 

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Additional Information about National Archeological Museum

Address: Address: Serrano, 13, 28071 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91-577-79-12
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio de Salamanca
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighborhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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