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Not many people know that this was an early roman city known as Complutom. There are many salvaged... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
correaalberto
Worth the visit and it's free!

On January 2018, my friend and I spend a day in Alacala de Henares visiting the historic site... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Not many people know that this was an early roman city known as Complutom. There are many salvaged artifacts from this era on in this museum along with artifacts from the later muslim and then later christian era. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

On January 2018, my friend and I spend a day in Alacala de Henares visiting the historic site around the center. It was original a Dominican convent, from the 17th century further refurbished. You can see mammoth skeletons, exhibition of Roman mosaics or our Arab...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

Majestic Monastery of Madre de Dios belonged to Dominican Order and it was erected in 1565. It went through major renovations in 17th and especially in 18th century which brought current apperance of the building. In 1999 former monastery adopted new role of Regional archaeological...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

The Regional Archaeological Museum is not very large but it has many interesting things to spend an hour enjoying it. It is a review of all the human history in Madrid (from the Stone Age till present days) and is interesting to visit with kids....More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank javiermenor
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

This hidden gem, it is a free visit to a 17th century building that currently keeps a very good collection of the regional archaeological findings. Also it is very well prepare for kids. Even if you only have a couple of minutes enter and walk...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

I was not very impressed by this archeological museum. There were some neat things, but overall it was not very engaging.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

This spot had a really interesting history of the area and the Iberian peninsula at large. Good exhibits with nice videos and explanations. Most if not all is in Spanish only though. It's free to go so either way you'll hopefully enjoy.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank DrigoTC
Reviewed April 9, 2017

If you're in Alcala de Henares, there's really no reason not to visit this museum. It's free, and it has some very nice pieces. In fact, if you are interested in archaeology or history at all, it's even well worth the short trip from Madrid...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank RoaminTheEmpire
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

At least if you speak and read Spanish, this reasonably new museum gives a good didactic overview of what is known about the past of Madrid region. Special emphasis is evidently given to Roman times, the heyday of the town it's located in. In any...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank EpicurPK
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

This museum is well worth a visit (free entry) with really interesting displays. The building itself is interesting too.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank spanishmiss
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Robin888
Toronto, Canada
English tour for Palazzo Branciforte? (9 Replies)
Since the Regional Archaeological Museum is still closed, I plan to visit the Palazzo Branciforte instead during my trip next month. Does it offer tours in English and are they scheduled throughout the day? They haven't replied to my email sent a couple of weeks ago. Thanks very much in advance for your help. Robin.
April 30, 2014|
Response fromVagabonda|
Welcome to Sicily Robin888! Apparently Alice is an English-speaking guide as per these reviews. tripadvisor.com/…REVIEWS You could also hire your own licensed guide independently. 1 May is a major National holiday for us, so I don't expect to contact the museum tomorrow. Vagabonda