Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento

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Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento

Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento
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Museum that features Phoenician, Greek, Etruscan, Carthaginian and Roman remains, including impressive sculptures from the Selinunte archeological area.
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Gerard DeGrrr
Barcelona, Spain7 contributions
Dec 2021
More than a complement to the vist of the Valley of the Temples. Beyond the fact that the Valley is amazing, the museum contains enough amazing treasures to justify a visit, only the room of the Telamone dell'Olympeion would make it worth. Very recommendable!
And appart from that we want to make a very special mention a quite uncommon tour that you can arrange in the museum: the visit of the Catacombe and old walls placed under the Valley itself... they can only be seen in specific days, and they have to be arranged at the entrance of the Temple or Museum. The guide (Fabrizzio) made us travel in time, and all the tour expands all the historical inputs you can have on the archeological site.
Written January 16, 2022
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YRoseC
Petaluma, CA33 contributions
Nov 2021
I am not sure why this listing says that the museum is closed because I just visited it on November 12, 2021 with my family. Maybe it is now closed for the off-season or COVID or something.

I highly recommend visiting this museum. I saw that another reviewer said to come before touring the Valley of Temples. I politely disagree. I suggest instead touring the Valley of Temples first thing in the morning -- because if you go to the Valley of Temples early, you will miss some of the crowds and intense afternoon sun. Yes, even in November, by about 11:30 am -- we were starting to melt in the intense outdoor sunlight. After a long morning walking the Valley of Temples, go have a relaxing lunch -- preferably somewhere in town in Agrigento. Then, plan a leisurely afternoon visit to the museum. It houses a truly extensive collection and viewing it will really enhance your appreciation for the Greek and Roman history that you saw at the Valley of Temples.
Written November 30, 2021
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Blue J
Havre de Grace, MD789 contributions
Jul 2021
Outstanding curated collection in a very nice building. There are troves of antiquities to gawk at in this lovely museum. They hold quite a few of the treasures from the Valley of the Temples so this is a great place to visit in conjunction with the Valley of the Temples.

You will get artifact overload here as there is so much to see. Do not miss the display that shows one of the pillars that they believe would have been used for the temple of Zeus at the Valley of the Temples. It is a testament to the skills of the ancients to create such a massive ornament.

I believe they also have the oldest image of the symbol of Sicily here. Again, there is so much to see, having a plan before visitation is a good idea to make sure you see the highlights. Do not miss the white funeral urn in the urn collection. It is like no other urn we have ever seen. The museum does a great job of signage on it.

Definitely a worthwhile visit for those into antiquities and for giving your Valley of the Temples visit context. The negatives are that there were no observable drinking fountains. The bathrooms are on the basement level and not readily accessible. They need a better and bigger gift shop. No cafe to grab a bite to eat or a drink. Plan at least 2 hrs to adequately see the museum. Photography is difficult because of the glare off of the exhibit cases.
Written August 10, 2021
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Kitzwilly
Larchmont, NY85 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Fabulous collection of Greek pottery, clay deity offerings, an original, huge Hercules statue, and depictions of how temples could have looked, added to the story of the temples and the town.
Written March 7, 2020
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Carlos R
Houston, TX86 contributions
Feb 2020
Very extensive collection of beautiful and important pieces. We were blown away. Also the receptionist was very nice to us and helped us book a tour of the catacombs with a guide named Alessandra. We absolutely loved everything we saw in Agrigento. GRAZIE!!!
Written February 29, 2020
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Patrick C
Santa Fe, NM166 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a sprawling museum of great collections starting with original sculpture, Greek pottery and art from the Valley of Temples just below it. Easy to walk to from the hotels. It includes a lot of even more ancient ceramics from the area that tell you what was there before Bronze Age Greece arrived!
Written December 26, 2019
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Often_on_road
New Jersey354 contributions
Oct 2019
This museum has an amazing collection of artifacts from the area, particularly pottery. I've been to museums with pottery collections but this is one of the best (and emptiest). So, you can really see the pottery in detail. Best done with a guide.
Written November 27, 2019
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Traveller298382
Bosham, UK100 contributions
Oct 2019
Designed by Franco Minissi in the 1960's on the site of the villa of Ciantro Panitteri the buildings contain old restored rooms and passgaes from the Cloister of St Nicholas, part of a Cistercian monastery. Currently, the museum has 5688 artefacts displayed in 18 rooms. I would suggest two hours are neede to get the most from the visit although many of the vases appear similar! Make sure you research the importance of the Antlantean.
Written November 10, 2019
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gracecpa
Atlanta, GA234 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
Arriving from northern Sicily even with GPS I missed the turn into the museum and unable to turn around in the busy city lost about 30 minutes. When I finally turned around I once again did not see the sign(although one is posted going south). I finally made my way to my hotel and received instructions. The museum needs to consider the fact that everybody arriving here are not locals and do a better job of signage. With the busy fast paced traffic and people honking horns when anybody slows down the museum might serve more people if signage were available and conspicuous. This is such a great museum it’s identity dies not need to be hidden.
Written November 8, 2019
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NotBigBux
San Luis Obispo, CA196 contributions
Oct 2019
If you like to visit museums - you will love this. Everything they found around the temples is now here.

Be careful of getting there. We took the bus from Agrigento (Rick Steves) everyone (bus ticket seller, bus driver, helpful citizen) all told us that YES this bus will take you to the museum - NOT!!! It took us to the Temples. We had to walk 2.5 miles uphill to find the museum. Seems few people go there and everyone assume you want the Valley of the Temples. So take care - take a TAXI CAB!
Written November 1, 2019
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