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National Archeological Museum (Museo Arqueologico Nacional)

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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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Needs more than a single visit

We didn't have a lot of time in Madrid but friends recommended this museum. The exhibits are arranged in chronological order and it is remarkable how many artifacts are on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We didn't have a lot of time in Madrid but friends recommended this museum. The exhibits are arranged in chronological order and it is remarkable how many artifacts are on display. We found ourselves pretty exhausted by the end. I think it would be better to go more than once or limit yourself to a few areas. There are short... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It was a memorable visit to this Museum. I would suggest that you stop for at least 2 hours to see evrything, it is a very big museum. Really worthy!!!

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Incredibly rich and beautiful. Do not miss: - Iberian art (Elche, Baza and Cerro de Los Santos " Ladies", Bicha de Bazalote...). Unique pieces. - Romanesque statues. I would say it contains one of the bests, if not the best, collection in the world. The Fernando I crux and the two Apostles from Master Mathew, among many others, are absolute... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My wife and I went early in the morning when it opened and enjoyed the museum without too many people in it. I was able to take photos of my favorite exhibits. Everything is well explained in Spanish and English. The cafeteria is quite good. I also bought a booklet about the museum for 12 euros, and this explained very... More 

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Rainier, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The MAN is a great museum about the history of Spain, from the prehistoric age to modern day. You will learn about all the different religions, governments, and other influences that led to modern Spain. There is a bunch of great artifacts from all the different ages. It is a large museum, so plan to set aside a couple hours... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

A fantastic museum to while away a few hours if it's raining outside, or even if it's sunny! Very modern, well planned and interesting museum. A great collection of jewllery and bronze age pieces. It's free saturdays after 12pm and sundays in the morning. Close to the metro, many bus lines and outside there is a nice plaza to sit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Loads of stuff to see from prehistoric times to medieval. We traveled outside season, so the place was almost empty.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It might be hard to find when you actually walk there. It is located in the same building as the Biblioteca (library,) but on the back side and that is where the entrance is. They have a nice cafe with reasonably priced food. The outdoor area is also a nice sunny spot to eat or relax. Beware of the Spanish... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Spain from prehistory to now. Handsomely arranged and most interesting. Accessible for children and adults.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I have been fortunate to visit this museum several times and after being closed for several years for renovation, it is one of the nicest archaeology museums I have seen. It is small enough to be a comfortable visit, but interestingly enough to merit more than one visit. The new visitors' areas are very nice and comfortable, and the exhibits... More 

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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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