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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
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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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Really nice building, and a great museum with a lot of educational information about Spain's history. We went during free hours and spent about 90 minutes there. Had a quick bite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Really nice building, and a great museum with a lot of educational information about Spain's history. We went during free hours and spent about 90 minutes there. Had a quick bite in the cafe, which was good. Would recommend a visit if you have the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

it hasbeen a remodelation of this museum and now it is the best museum in spain. no kidding. cheap, beautiful, and relax. your mobile can be your audio guide.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I love visiting museums of this kind in Europe. While the history we can see in the USA is great (in Boston, NYC, Philly, Washington DC) the collections in Europe have a whole different impact on me. To start...the museums are for the most part older than our country, so from that perspective just seeing the buildings (this one included)... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Entrance fee 3€ and multimedia device 2 €/rental so really good value for money. The exhibition is high quality and well organised tour in 4 floors, where you can spend a whole day if you go thru everything. Worth visiting.

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Maputo Province, Mozambique
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We enjoyed wondering around this museum, especially to get out of the summer heat ! Our kids loved the dinosaur bones and precious stone collections.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Beautifully laid out with good explanations. Photos were allowed. Entry is free after 2pm on Saturdays. We arrived at 1pm and ate lunch in the museum restaurant ( not great food but friendly staff and wi-if). Spent 4 hours enjoying the museum. The museum shop was a disappointment though.

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memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Spent quite a bit of time at the museum and was impressed with the amount of history one can learn about Spain just by touring the museum. The artifacts, information and layout make this a great stop while touring Madrid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The archaeological museum was a pleasant surprise. I had not planned on going, but I had a Madrid Card and the admission was included. The collection is well laid-out and had some very interesting pieces. My only complaint was that many of the explanatory panels were in Spanish only. Since I don't know the language, I had to guess what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It was probably the only musuem I enjoyed going to. It so many artifacts and actually facts about archeology that I enjoyed. It's a must and it's cheap. 3 Euros but they only take cash. So make sure you have some Euros on you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A very interesting range of archeological artefacts dating from prehistoric times. There are some especially important pieces. The museum offers a handset for information in selected languages if you don't speak Spanish. The Roam period with the busts and mosaics I found particularly interesting. Of course with all these types of museums, there is simply too much to take in... More 

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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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