Museo Arqueologico Nacional

Museo Arqueologico Nacional, Madrid: Hours, Address, Museo Arqueologico Nacional Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Arqueologico Nacional

Museo Arqueologico Nacional
4.5
Art Museums • History Museums
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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
Sunday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Salamanca (District)
How to get there
  • Serrano • 4 min walk
  • Colón • 4 min walk
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4.5
4,129 reviews
Excellent
2,979
Very good
977
Average
139
Poor
19
Terrible
15

Emily A
Madrid, Spain268 contributions
Jan 2021
One of my favorite museums in Madrid, and really the world. Through due to covid some rooms are closed (including the Altamira replica), still worth a good 2 hours. Enjoy following the history of Spain from early man to Christian times. You will find Roman statues and mosaics, Islamic art (amazing!), ancient coins, and so much more.
It is free on Sundays and in the same building as the National Library, just the entrance is on Calle Serrano. Oh, visit the gardens! And of course the neighborhood is worth visiting as well.
Written July 14, 2021
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Molly M
Bainbridge Island, WA249 contributions
Feb 2020
Admission is truly affordable, the interior architecture is interesting and inviting, the displays are well layed out (but the lighting is dim in many places) but the collection of artifacts and the information plaques (the majority of not all of the exhibits have Enligh language plaques) are well written and VERY interesting. A phenomenal history/anthropology/archeology lesson of Spain.
So enjoyed our visit. Allow at least two hours.
Written February 22, 2020
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Philip C
York, ME478 contributions
Mar 2020
This is a world class museum in every regard. It is extremely well organized and curated – more in the “modern domain” of clean and well presented (but fewer) artifacts but no dusty cases. I regret that we did not come here on our first visit to Spain because it really lays out the history and evolution of Espana. I would say this is a must First-see for anyone touring Spain to experience the Moorish highlights which was our focus on this trip. It’s ironic that TA shows a picture of the front of the building which is actually the National Library! The entrance to the museum is on the opposite side through the ground floor. We spent nearly 5 hours in the museum- taking a break for lunch closer to the Retiro (not many good bars nearby) but needed to stretch our legs a bit. For those who are not full-on museum junkies, I would suggest a visit here and a walk to the Sorolla Museum where there are also many bars/restaurants.
Written March 29, 2020
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patagoniac57
Orange, CA107 contributions
Mar 2020
We were really surprised at how much we liked this museum. The displays are beautifully and expertly done, with excellent English commentary, the commentary seems to have more substance to them. The lighting, etc were all done to modern world class museum standards, Very good computer simulations also. While other museums in the world like the British Museum have much larger collections, this museum is very doable in one day, whereas you cannot to the British Museum museum in one day. Of course the collection is much smaller, but the job of a good museum is to curate items to teach you something. We went on a Sunday, which is free. Even on a free day it was not crowded. The British Museum is so crowded, it takes away from your enjoyment. Highly recommended.
Written March 8, 2020
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NewStart78
Des Moines, IA375 contributions
Nov 2019
We only had an hour to burn in the museum and we could easily have tripled that time and still not seen all the excellent artifacts housed here. Extremely high quality museum--and very well curated and maintained. The extensive Egyptian artifacts were a surprise to us.
Written January 5, 2020
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MDOGP
Dallas, TX1,067 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
This is a wonderful museum in Serrano, very close to Recoletos and the National Library in Madrid. The museum has an enormous value. It holds prehistoric, antique, and medieval pieces of art. It is great for those who want to learn about the amazing history of Spain: the Paleolithic, Neolithic, the Pre-Romans, the Celtics, Iberians...
I love the Dame of Elche and the Dame of Baza, the two icons from Spain.
Written September 16, 2020
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dcunited074
Mons, Belgium18 contributions
Feb 2020
We came for the Roman artifacts, jewelry, and prehistoric cave art. It was free on the Sunday we went... perhaps it's always free on Sunday. We enjoyed it immensely, and wished our legs could have taken a few more hours there!
Written February 21, 2020
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Chambesy
Geneva, Switzerland586 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
This museum is worth a visit when you’re in Madrid. It explains how Spain evolved through the ages, from prehistoric to Roman to more recent times. Some of the objects are simply stunning. Especially the golden objects, jewellery, candle sticks and other. The second floor was closed so we couldn’t visit. But we enjoyed the other parts of the museum.
Written April 20, 2022
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Sandy c
Iowa9 contributions
Feb 2022
A lesser known museum in madrid but totally worth the visit. It has a great natural and sculture collection. The egyptian collection was also a surprise. It has been renovated and has very modern multimedia projections at many places.
Written March 6, 2022
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RoverForLife
Madrid, Spain3 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We got in by buying free tickets online. The place is full of information and have lots of things to offer. I loved the sculptures and egyptian section where the sarcophagi are. The whole museum is clean and well guarded. Unfortunately, the pandemic caused the other halls to be inaccessible. One problem is I found it hard to follow the numbers posted in the hallways so I can see everything in order.
Written August 29, 2021
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  • Sun - Sun 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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