Almoina Archaeological Center

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Almoina Archaeological Center

Almoina Archaeological Center
4.5
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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permia
Ireland37,803 contributions
One of the very best museums we visited in the city, given the quality of excavations and breadth of exhibits.

Centred around what was a demolished medieval charity and alms house for the poor, it gives a tremendous portal into the city’s history, spanning over two millennia.

Passing ceramics from the 14th century it then reaches highlights reflecting the city’s founding by Romans in the 2nd century BCE and onwards.

Key aspects of Roman civilisation remains are displayed, including Thermae, Forum, Basilica, Factories and the Senate Curia. Monumental tombs are seen, with remains accompanied by objects precious in the lives of the interred.

Moving onto the Visigoth Christian period, remnants of a baptistery and cathedral are shown.
Written March 26, 2022
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Brian C
Valdosta, GA301 contributions
We stumbled across this sight but were super glad that we did. There is a neat overlook/watered mirror at the entrance that is a neat feature. Once inside, you are able to see the various ruins and get a better idea of the founding/beginning of the city of Valencia.
Written April 4, 2022
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Nancy M
Boston, MA259 contributions
This is a beautifully presented site and the history is fascinating. They have created animations that recreate the buildings as they once looked from the remains that are visible. They are very effective. Unfortunately, only a few of those were in operation when we were there. Without them, it is a little difficult to understand what you are seeing. But, well worth a visit.
Written February 12, 2020
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Depont
Europe135 contributions
Nice archeological museum (free) on a cite of roman forum in the center of Valencia. It shows 3 epochs: Roman, Visigothic and Arabic. Definitely go if you are interested in history - otherwise skip it. Mainly foundations of buildings with some descriptions and few interesting artefacts. The drawbacks: many tv screens were non-functinal and during rain in quite a few places there was a lot of water coming from the roof, so they had to close some of the sections. In one place pouring directly on the exhibit and no one cared.
Written April 23, 2022
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Smoltman
Courtenay, Canada8,928 contributions
Couples
When I heard about this museum I just had to go. I really like all things Roman. The museum is larger than it appears and it is laid out very well. The ruins are well preserved and they show that bathe Romans built a rather large complex in Valencia in the year 138 BC. Of course they could not do a large dig for the cathedral was on top of the old Roman city. The artifacts were there to show enough of the history as well as signs explaining parts of the ruins. We were there for over 90 minutes and enjoyed the whole exhibit.
Written January 24, 2020
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J.J. K
Philadelphia, PA311 contributions
Couples
Fascinating glimpse into Valencia’s Roman history through a museum that is actually an archeological site. You are standing over ancient Roman roads and structures, all displayed to show the Roman Empire’s influences on the Valencia region. Definitely worth the 2 Euro per person entry fee.
Written January 2, 2020
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madamedefarge
Derby, UK588 contributions
Couples
This was an unexpected find in Valencia and it's a pity that they don't make more of it. The address can be misleading, but essentially, it's just behind the cathedral in a small square near the Plaza de la Virgen.

The entry fee is reasonable and there is a short leaflet provided. There is a lot of information provided in English, rather more than most museums we've been in and so it is reasonable easy to navigate your way around. There are several audio visual panels, not all of which were working when we visited, which was a pity as those that were were very interesting. The mosaic and the baths are both good as is the overall sense of the place. You do get a good sense of history from being there and it was one of our favourite places to visit in Valencia. Nice to know that it's not all about the Science park.

The transparent walkways are a good idea and you get to see a great deal. it's fun looking at the main two Roman roads and look at the cart tracks on them.
Written January 17, 2015
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CN381
Sassenheim, The Netherlands30 contributions
Solo
This is a very small museum located behind the basilica of the virgin. Entry fee is 2 euros. The museum is actually built over the archeological site itself. So that the "display", located below street level, are the actual Roman-period (and later) ruins/site of the city of Valencia. One can for instance see the first Roman roads built by the first settlers of Valencia. Instead of walking from one display cabinet to another, one walks through the actual ancient city, moving from one ancient structure (e.g., village granary, bath, roads, town hall, etc) to another that have been unearthed and left right where they were found. Each spot/structure is indicated with a plaque/board that explains (in English, Spanish and Valencian languages) what one sees; some spots/displays have related audio and video explanations. Unfortunately, during my visit, many of the audio-video buttons were not working. The attraction of the museum is that it is small and so if you want a quick summary of and introduction to the ancient history of Valencia (who founded it and when) then this is the place. However, if you want more details, more objects, like in other ancient history museums found in major European cities, you'll be disappointed. For instance, the Moorish history of the city was only mentioned cursorily in 2 displays in the museum; very unsatisfactory. Maybe one can think of this museum as something that would whet one's appetite to know more. It certainly did mine. I managed to buy in the museum a copy of a book "Valencia: history of the city, walks and routes" that said a bit more about the history of Valencia. This book also functions as a walking tour guide of the city. I highly recommend it. Overall, the museum might be small, but whatever it has, they're very good.
Written June 24, 2014
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DB T
London, UK98 contributions
Family
This museum is really well put together, its also a nice place to get out of the sun for while. We were lucky and we went on a sunday, and apparently its free every sunday, so that was even better.
Written September 9, 2018
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Lesley M
Auckland Central, New Zealand118 contributions
Family
This museum is well worth the very small fee. We did not do the tour but still got a very good understanding of Valencia's history and how life was during its time as a Roman city. What a great find this must have been when it was unearthed, not that long ago! Outside you can sit and look down onto the ruins through a glass ceiling with water over the top of it - a great spot to rest for awhile
Written July 27, 2012
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