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National Archeological Museum

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Barrio de Salamanca
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Address: Serrano, 13, 28071 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91-577-79-12
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9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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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

Works dating mostly from Hispanic prehistory to the Modern Age, but it also...

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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The museum has been completely refurbished with easy-to-see exhibits, lots of explanatory videos and a well laid out visit. We went with small children and they enjoyed the videos... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum has been completely refurbished with easy-to-see exhibits, lots of explanatory videos and a well laid out visit. We went with small children and they enjoyed the videos but there were no hands-on exhibits for them so they got bored quickly. However the adults were all very impressed!

Thank dianaprw
Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The national archaeological museum in Madrid is one of the biggest museums in the city. The museum exhibits a beautiful and impressive collection of archaeological artefacts from all the historical periods. There are many impressive prehistoric objects, fine sculpture, several beautiful mosaics and lot of useful information. The admission fee is very low - only 3 euro. Must visit.

Thank Mario I
Valley Center, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Museums are a must see when we travel, and this one did not disappoint. After being closed for several years, the new interior and displays provide a fresh interpretation of the history of the Iberian Peninsula from prehistoric to modern times. The displays and interactive multimedia are informative and educational. Not quite the British Museum, but almost. This is a... More 

Thank Chris J
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I do love a good museum. So interesting. I love learning about history and this particular museum had everything you could ask for

Thank Maggianne S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Archeological Museum in Madrid is probably the best museum in Madrid. It is new, modern and very big. Also is very nice in the inside. There are a lot of things that were used in Spain History. If you are history lover you can not miss that!

Thank CoreTravelEurope
St. Helena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended this museum. You can see everything in 3 hours. Lots of history and people are helpful.

Thank lore277
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's more ANTHROPOLOGY than archaeology, though there are some tales of excavations, etc. And for art-lovers it should not be missed - a cornucopia of art dating from prehistoric times to the 14th century - with splendid examples of Celtic, Greek, Roman, and Muslim art. It's too big to do in a day - 4 floors. I managed 2 in... More 

Thank ConnieDalian_
Heraklion Crete
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ticket price is very small concerning the artifacts inside the museum. Very well organised, with some artifacts being on display , and able to touch them which is very nice indeed. Must pay a visit if you are in Madrid.

Thank Nikitakis
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a museum junkie, especially of archaeological museums, and yet I still found items here that I had never seen anywhere else and that had me being booted out at closing time - I hadn't finished!!! Sandals from the Neolithic, eye idols (cuter than Minions) & the incredible Lady of Elche, as well as fascinating bits & pieces from... More 

Thank Almostrussian
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to say, I am not s museum guy, however this one was interesting. While I could have skipped the prehistoric part, the parts on the history or Spain were fascinating. Everything is in Spanish and English. Be prepared to stand for 3 hours and watch each of the videos. They are 3-4 minutes but are packed with information... More 

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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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