Museo del Foro de Caesaraugusta

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Museo del Foro de Caesaraugusta

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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain532 contributions
This new museum below the Pilar Square is very impressive. You view the foundations of the Roman forum and a market and also see the sewers of ancient Zaragoza. There are models and archaeological remains and a truly awful video which tells the story of the City though the eyes (??) of the River Ebro. (!!)
Written March 16, 2022
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Kirsty N
London92 contributions
Couples
The Forum museum makes astonishingly good and interesting use of some rather basic remains, and we were impressed at how much thought had been put into presentation. There were even handsome scale reconstructions of parts of the Forum in wood, made to be handled, with labels in braille as well as in writing for the sighted.

We did the Roman Forum, Roman Port and Roman Theatre sites and their museums between 10am and 2pm, and really enjoyed doing them as a set. There is a fourth, the Baths, which we didn't get to: it closes at 2 and anyway we were hungry! The point is, the sites have been designed each to tell you something different about Zaragoza: not just about the sites themselves, but about trade, and the river; about how the city developed.

The Theatre is the in an area which became first a Muslim quarter and then a Jewish quarter, and so that museum is used to tell that story too. Each museum has film presentations, and in each we were asked if we would like it in English (or in the case of the Theatre, with English subtitles) - an advantage of visiting in January being that there were hardly any other visitors!

Someone in the Theatre museum has a soft spot for cats: there was a tribe of 6 strolling about the ruins, and we saw generous dishes of food under a walkway! For humans, the museum has a café.
Written January 14, 2015
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madamedefarge
Derby, UK588 contributions
Couples
This is certainly the best of the Roman museums in Zaragoza - the biggest and most informative. It has a reasonable amount of information available in English, although the opening film wasn't available in English when we went there. The lay out inside is very interesting as you walk around the excavations of the forum. You also have the delight of walking through a Roman sewer - it's an impressive size and makes you appreciate how advanced the Romans were.

The model of the forum is good too, and you can appreciate the skill and ingenuity that went into making it. The remains of the various shops are also interesting, but after a while, one pile of stones looks a lot like another pile of stones.

This is worth going to, especially if you have the combined ticket. If you only have time to see one of the Roman museums, this would be the one to do, as it is central to all the other main sights in the city.
Written October 16, 2014
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
Couples
The Forum Museum is located beneath the plaza containing the Cathedral, at Plaza de la Seo, 2.
The plaza was built atop the ruins of the Roman Forum, which was built between the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD. The Forum was the center of activity of the Roman city, a meeting place for politicians, administrators, the economic life of the city, and the religious life. Around it were taverns and stores. In the museum one can see the columns used in the forum, a lot of pottery dug up, and parts of the sewer. The museum has very good explanations about the sewers and the running water in the city, brought to the city by aqueducts. Lead pipes brought water to every house during Roman times.
Written October 18, 2012
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PlanetMoores
Penang Island, Malaysia371 contributions
An AV presentation amidst the preserved ruins transports you to the days when the town was called Caesaraugusta. This along with models of the port and form are very instructive. We found this museum better done than museums in Italy and elsewhere. There are four roman museums in the old city. Called the "archaeological museums", they can all be visited for a 4 Euro ticket.
Written October 21, 2019
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Susandyer
Frome, UK12 contributions
Very interesting Museum. Self guided with a hand held audio guide. Roman remains are well displayed and explained. Free entry for over 65’s - take proof! Photocopy of passport sufficient for entry, but if you want an audio guide you need to leave something of value - passport, credit card etc.
Written September 25, 2019
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UnrepentantFoodie
Bellingham, WA1,047 contributions
Couples
As impressive as it was to learn of the achievements of ancient Zaragoza, especially where public waterworks were concerned, it is just as impressive to witness the extent to which modern Zaragozans have gone to preserve the antiquity. Beautiful displays of ancient life.
Written January 3, 2019
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Mary H
Menomonee Falls, WI89 contributions
Couples
I was surprised by the extent of the excavations, right under the main plaza. Attached museum is very informative. A must if you're interested in Zaragoza's Roman past.
Written October 13, 2017
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CyndeeLaw
Toronto, Canada221 contributions
Solo
There is not much to see at the Forum. You have to pay an entrance fee to see a few stones. The better Roman history sites are the Amphitheatre (not far from the Forum) and the Roman Wall (other end of Plaza del Pilar). Save you money for some tapas and skip the Forum. The brochure you get at the Amphitheatre will give you the info about the Forum.
Written February 19, 2017
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RedThunderbird
Oxford, UK476 contributions
Family
Very well presented collection of Roman artifacts and lifestyle during the Caesaraugusta period.
Small individual cabinets explaining very well life in Roman times...excellent examples of lead piping and how they made them...models of what the city would have looked like...excellent reproduction of a Roman dining hall.
Do not miss the video.
It came un-announced so we thought there was a powercut! Very nicely done.

You can but a ticket for this...or for a couple extra euros (€7) buy a ticket for all four Roman attractions in town.
Written December 21, 2016
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