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Museum of Archaeology of Catalonia (Museu Arqueologic de Catalunya)
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$49.46*
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Barcelona Card with Guidebook
Ranked #176 of 691 things to do in Barcelona
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Richardson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“worth the wait”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

The historical implications and roman influences are worth the time to see as the basic culture of Barcalona (different from the rest of Spain) is attributed. give your self 2-3 hours minimum though you could spend more.

Visited August 2012
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Malaga, Spain
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3,468 reviews
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“Interesting Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

The Archaeological Museum is located at the foot of Montjuic and is located in the Palace of Graphic Arts that was constructed for the 1929 International Exhibition. The museum traces the roots of Catalunya since prehistoric times. There is a terracotta sculpture of the Lady of Tanit, from Phoenician times. The Roman remains are some of the more interesting exhibits in the museum. On the ground floor are two Roman mosaics that are inset into the floor. The second floor has a very large mosaic, called the Circus Mosaic, that is incomplete, that shows men and animals that were in the circus. There are sarcophagi that have beautiful sculptures on the sides. Another masterpiece is the mosaic of the Three Graces. Another important work is the Visigothic votive crown that is made of gold and jewels. This is part of the treasure of Torredonjimeno of Jaen, that was discovered in 1926 in an olive field.

Visited November 2011
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Ploiesti, Romania
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

Surprising, only few visitors, many artifacts, in time of my visit was a temporary Otzi (Austrian mummy) exhibit, clean and good organized.

Visited August 2012
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Belgrade, Serbia
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A true treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

With one simple walk you go from.the beginning of mankind to ancient civilizations. Well organized, with a great story to follow it's an several hours of information and enjoyment. Loved it :-)

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Daylesford, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“few tourists but lots of treasures to explore”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2011

on a wet , windy day i was the only visitor to this comprehensive museum .If you like neolithic pottery or ancient Roman statues this is the place for you.For an hour i enjoyed viewing this fantastic collection in complete solitude ! and it was free

Visited December 2011
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