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Museo Arqueologico Nacional

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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Very interesting exhibits

We spent hours here and didn't see everything. Great roman mosaics, fascinating coffins, lots to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madrid, Spain
Enjoyable and interesting

Didn’t realise until we arrived that it’s free entry on a Saturday (result!). Enjoyed most of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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 Salamanca
+34 915 77 79 12
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent hours here and didn't see everything. Great roman mosaics, fascinating coffins, lots to see, but not the best place for under 5's.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn’t realise until we arrived that it’s free entry on a Saturday (result!). Enjoyed most of the exhibits, with the medieval showcase on the top floor being a personal fav.

Thank Pauly-101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not overly large this great Museum is well worth the visit. A replica cave in the grounds of the Altamira Cave is a plus

Thank Karlrobynbradley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunday 28 we went to the archeo first we had to find it at the back of the stunning Bibleotech. The web site was down and we arrived to find it was free. The museum is very very modern and all displays come in English...More

Thank 77maple123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the same thoroughfare as the Prado, this museum in sharp contrast to the maddening crowds and queues of the Prado was very quiet. Excellently organised with many interesting exhibits and an lovely little cafe. Well worth a visit, especially if you want to escape...More

Thank ChrisLV10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super informative Museum including a presentation on archeological history of the Spanish lands and it’s occupants. Coming from Australia we would never have the opportunity to see such a large number of displays and artefacts tracing over such vast time span! Laid out as a...More

Thank BJ T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A cross between the British Museum and the V&A, but smaller, this is well worth a visit. Quality rather than quantity, with stunning lighting and displays, this museum has the best Roman mosaics we have ever seen.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent about three hours at the Museo and thoroughly enjoyed it. We don't speak Spanish, but neverthless enjoyed the exhibits, which often had English labels. Good explanation of Spanish history, well-curated exhibits. And a good gift shop!

Thank 757maryz
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

I stopped in on a sat during the free hours so it was a good deal in that regards. I thought the museum was good with good info. I thought the artifacts were a little redundant at times and without any good explanation in English....More

Thank ballardtravel
Reviewed 10 October 2018

It's huge- be prepared to spend a go amount of time there. I heard it was one of the top Archaeological museums in the world and I buy it.

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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights
frame the neighbourhood of Barrio Salamanca. With
beautiful condominium buildings that make up most
blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and
quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large
shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle
Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will
reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of
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4 September 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.
5 July 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.
27 February 2018|
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Mondays I think