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“But please re-open the old museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museo Arqueologico de Cordoba

Museo Arqueologico de Cordoba
Plaza de Jeronimo Paez, 7, 14003 Cordoba, Spain
0034 957 35 55 17
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Ranked #11 of 59 attractions in Cordoba
Type: History Museums
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Owner description: September 16 to May 31: Tuesday to Saturday: from 10,00 to 20,30 hours. Sundays and festive of opening: from 10,00 to 17,00 hours. Monday closedJune 1 to September 15: Tuesday to Saturday: from 9,00 to 15,30 hoursSunday and festive: from 10,00 to 17,00 hours Monday closed
London, United Kingdom
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“But please re-open the old museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Before the financial crisis, Cordoba's archeological museum was housed in a crumbling palace, and arranged with great wit and intelligence: we loved it.
Alas, since then, the crumbling palace has become unsafe, and though there are no funds to repair it, funds were made available to build a rather spectacular museum around and above the remains of a Roman amphitheatre next door..
Although space is at a premium, the museum is still organised with with and intelligence, but the show is much smaller. Marvelous, nonetheless.

Visited July 2013
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“Great museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

What a wonderful museum! Well organized, lots of English translations, thoughtful selections.

This museum told the history of Cordoba, as well as the area, from pre-history to the present. I was really struck by the inexpensive admission (I believe it is free for EU members, and 1.50 Euros for the rest) and the wonderful archaeological pieces they had.

The Roman ruins of a theatre which was found in situ while excavation was an additional surprise. Really excellent interactive screens (also in English) only added to the value of this delightful gem of a museum. We spent about 2 hours here, and was surprised there were very few others taking advantage of this museum.

Visited May 2013
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Baghdad
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“And I don't like museums”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Another gem surprisingly, again very well organised and excellent translations with a lot of interactive screens. Not a big museum but well worth the visit. The outside part is housed in I believe a 16th or 17th century palace wihch architecturally is also beautiful. And the walk around the neighbourhood is highly recommended - be brave and go and eat in one of the more "local" bars or restaurants where there are no tourists but great atmosphere.

Visited May 2013
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“Very Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

With so much to see in the city, this museum doesn't seem to have taken off yet, judging by the amount of tourists when we visited. However, it is well worth the 10 minute walk from the Mezquita. Spanning history and on into pre-history, this museum tracks the development of the cuurent site of Cordoba as a place of human habitation.
All of it is interesting, but by far the best part, for me, is the Roman elements. The statuary and coinage is amongst the best I have seen in Southern Spain, outside Malaga, as is the amphitheatre.
Well worth a visit free to EU citizens.

Visited May 2013
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“A really pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

A really well-presented, informative tour of Cordoba history through artefacts of the succession of cultures and religions that have contributed to the shape of modern Cordoba - from the Visigoth and Muslim occupations to the Catholic Royalty.The succession of exhibits are not overcrowded and set out in a very accessible way. The final stage of the exhibition is a walk-thru' of an extensive excavation of a Roman amphitheatre located in the basement of the museum. Whereas some provincial Spanish museums seem to provide an escape from the heat of the day, Cordoba's Archaeological Museum provides a worthwhile and well-constructed experience

Visited May 2013
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