National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid

4.7
#6 of 97 in Museums in Madrid
Find out about ancient civilizations that inhabited Iberian peninsula from prehistory to the early Modern Age at National Archaeological Museum of Spain. Isabella II founded the museum in 1867 as a depository for various collections of the Spanish monarchs. Housed in a Neoclassical building, the museum features mostly Hispanic cultural remains, but also Roman mosaics, Greek pottery, and 8th-century votive crowns. The highlights include a replica of the prehistoric Altamira cave paintings of bison and boars and a bust of a wealthy Iberian woman dating back to 5th century BCE. Add National Archaeological Museum of Spain and other attractions to your Madrid trip itinerary using our Madrid online sightseeing planner .
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  • I wasn't expecting such a nice collection with an entry at €3. The museum traces the history of the country from prehistoric times. It's very interesting. I recommend the visit.
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  • While other tourists in the Prado, Reina Sofia and many other places stand their feet sore while waiting, paying overpriced prices and fighting their way through crowds, the Museo Arqueológico Nacional Madrid can be experienced very differently. Reduced for €3€ (€1.50), you can visit a fantastic modern, informative and exciting museum. Completely renovated between 2008 and 2014, it offers an exciting view into Spanish archaeological history from the first people to the early modern era. The exhibits are often more than fascinating and are always initiated with short texts (spanisch/English). The exhibition is multimedia and there are always actions in which children also have their joy (virtual reality, things to touch and puzzle).
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  • Good museum but the coin section is not very interesting. Also: some important information is missing from a lot of items displayed (such as dates and origins). Otherwise, it is fairly pleasant to wander in the museum. A lot of things to see and you can leave your bags in a locker room before you visit so you feel unencumbered.
  • Huge museum, huge variety of things to see, it will take you at least 3 hours to see everything. The installations are brand new, it is great for children, and in every room you will find a corner with replicas for blind people to touch. On the ground floor you will find super clean toilets and cabinets where you can leave you belongings. All these for a ticket of 3 euro, and children enter for free. No waiting lines, no crowds.
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