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Museo Arqueologico Nacional

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Calle Serrano 13, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Barrio de Salamanca
+34 915 77 79 12
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed the collections, especially the ancient Egypt one, of course. The items are exquisite is all rooms. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank veigapaula
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was foundered in 1867 and relocated to the current building, adjacent to the library in 1895. It underwent extensive renovations and reopened in 2014 and focuses on archaeological displays rather than the arts. It is one of many interesting and beautiful buildings in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love old things and have seen some of the best museums in the world. This is not the biggest, but it is very well presented and layed out. Almost everything has an English translation. My wife and I both felt this was the best...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank SteveSilverman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little hidden to the back of the huge State Library. Outside but below ground is “Altamira’s” reproduced cave art. Good little cafe/restaurant inside the entry. We were surprised by free entry (65+). Lots of great exhibits, see their “10 singular pieces” list. Good screen...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank f2s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I believe that the museum has recently been redeveloped and modernised at great expense and clearly very successfully indeed. Like many such buildings that have been revamped for the 21st century, entrance is from below and that gives on to the obligatory shop and extremely...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The statues in the front were enough to keep my kids' attention. We went to the fourth floor and worked ourselves down. We know it would have been more sequential if we followed the signs but we normally like walking down through museums instead of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank BnEW5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is amongst the best archeological museum I've ever seen. You need at least 4 hours and much longer if your really into this type of subject. Madrid's nightlife , architecture and food is amazing. But it's also one of the world's great museum...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank dicod712
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a great couple of hours visiting this wonderful museum and was extremely impressed by how the artifacts were displayed. A great way to spend some time in Madrid.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Heather S
Reviewed June 15, 2019

This has to be one of the best archaeological museums that I have visited. The collection is exquisitely displayed highlighting significant periods in the history of the region from pre-historic times to the present. The display is well selected and manageable for the visitor unlike...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank S H
Reviewed June 14, 2019

This is a truly brilliant museum. The whole of the original building has been modernised with tasteful wooden floors and the original inner courtyard roofed over to create a wonderful open display area on the 2nd floor which is now presented as a roman forum...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Danielle N
February 8, 2019|
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Response from BennyMalaga | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the museum can store large bags.
Jonathan S
September 3, 2018|
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Response from GregBfromPDX | Reviewed this property |
The placards at each exhibit are in multiple languages, including English. We didn’t seek audio guides, so don’t know if they are available for sure. It is a terrific facility.
July 4, 2018|
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Response from GregBfromPDX | Reviewed this property |
We just walked up to entrance with no problem in late April. A fabulous museum.