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Alma Mater Museum

Plaza Seo 5, 50001 Zaragoza, Spain
+34 976 39 94 88
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Very impressive

This museum was put together very nicely. Some on the displays were in both Spanish and English... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
St. Petersburg, Florida
Just OK

This museum started out strong, and from then on it was fine but nothing special. Perhaps it would... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
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The Alma Mater Museum is located inside a unique palace which has been witness of two thousand years of History where historical characters were accommodated, such as Alphonse I the Battler, the Catholic Monarchs and Pope Luna, and where General Palafox fought against the French troops at the beginning of the 19th century. It is an architectonical and museum project that combines History with 21st century modernity. The permanent collection offers a tour from the Roman period till present, with artists such as Goya and Bayeu and tapestry designed by Raphael ordered to decorate the Sistine Chapel at the 16th century. For example, you can visit a 12th century defensive tower, a 15th century Gothic chapel built while king Alphonse V extended the Crown of Aragon borders towards Naples, and the “Identitas” room in which you will know more about Zaragoza and Aragon History. In this room, the audiovisual production “The strength of a character” deserves a special recognition as winner of the Gold Dolphin of the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards on October 13th 2016.
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  • Average7%
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  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Plaza Seo 5, 50001 Zaragoza, Spain
Casco Antiguo
+34 976 39 94 88
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

This museum was put together very nicely. Some on the displays were in both Spanish and English. Others were in Spanish only. Great use for this historical building. Entrance fee was very reasonable. Photos are allowed without a flash.

Thank Floridian-on-the-go
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This museum started out strong, and from then on it was fine but nothing special. Perhaps it would have helped if I did a guided tour, because things are sporadically labeled and at times can be a little difficult to follow. The museum was also...More

1  Thank erintheexplorer
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

It shows a bit the history of the city, connecting with several historical facts, from the very early start to current days. Worths the visit. Entrance costs 3 euros.

Thank EduardoK_1974
Management response:Responded 17 April 2017
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Muchas gracias por tu visita.

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Great experience for the whole family The exhibition is beautifully presented and in an amazing location

Thank evaydave
Reviewed 14 August 2016

brilliant and totally unexpected exhibition. Lovely video and good guides. Unusual exhibits - most interesting.

Thank Petsan1
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Located close to the cathedral, it offers a collection of religious dresses of the virgin, and also a collection of historic pieces from the region, combined with information about Spain's history. The entrance fee is unexpensive, I think it was like 3 €.

Thank Just_the_Wanderer
Reviewed 7 October 2014

The staff bent over backwards to help two disabled travelers. The museum has outstanding video presentations with wonderful music and multiple projectors. Also the treasures are many and spectacular. Really worth a visit.

Thank clicman
Reviewed 31 August 2014

This Sunday morning I visited Palacio Arzobispal. I was impressed with the videos that told the history of the palace they were extremely well done and the way in which the projection conformed to the arches and general design of the room was a very...More

1  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Wandered in here after visiting the nearby basilica and cathedral. Couldn't help but notice the trappings of the archbishop, in his centuries-old palace, the vastness of the spaces, the opulence of the decoration, all for a simple man of god, with all of his political...More

1  Thank rugby007
Reviewed 18 October 2012

The Archbishop’s Palace is located at Plaza de la Seo, 5. The building was constructed between 1779 and 1787 as the residence of the Archbishop of Zaragoza. The façade shows two stories with large exterior windows. The bottom windows have iron bars. The upper windows...More

2  Thank BennyMalaga
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