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Museo Arqueologico Nacional

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Barrio de Salamanca
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Address: Calle Serrano 13, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 915 77 79 12
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09:30 - 20:00
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Sun 09:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Works dating mostly from Hispanic prehistory to the Modern Age, but it also...

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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Current Spanish "culture" comes late.

Nice layout-- and gives great feeling of evolution of cultures that dominate Iberian peninsula-- though Jewish impact is slighted-- only a half of one display is all I could find... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice layout-- and gives great feeling of evolution of cultures that dominate Iberian peninsula-- though Jewish impact is slighted-- only a half of one display is all I could find. Islam is also not presented in proportion to its influence. But maybe they didn't leave enuf stuff to display???

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome museum, you could spend there 3-4 hours, if you wouldn't stay tooong in one spot. It is very big and full of artifacts. The entry is 3 euro, you get a map of the building and you can take photos there, but without flash...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If your into museums, then you will definitely enjoy this wonderful location. Many great things to see inside. Even has a cafe inside, to relax and take some weight off your feet for a midway break. The €3 entry fee is phenomenally cheap, compared to wait awaits you once inside. Enjoy your visit, but be sure to allow plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a very enjoyable 4 hours wondering around the galleries. Most exhibits have english translations which was great. There are electronic guides available for €2 and a free app is available for your smart phone. The Roman section was particularly good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was above any expectations. If you're going to the other arts museums, this is a great place to start. Get a feel for the beginnings of human beings, from Neanderthals all the way to modern history. It will make you appreciate del Prado and the Thyssen much more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just did this museum because we had already visited 3 art museums. We didn't know what to expect. It was great and uncrowded. Definitely worth going to.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found a visit to this museum very enjoyable, thanks in a large part to the imaginative way the exhibits are displayed and the clear information. We found the ancient Spanish items especially interesting, along with the amazing History of Money exhibit. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Comprehensive and up-to date exhibits. Perfect for mid-sized children, who can have an animated complement on their tablet/phone/iPod. It can be rented on site or downloaded from the web site. The garden in front is also nice to let smaler humans let out the steam. Great visit for all ages!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a history/archeology nut so I expected to like this museum. However, I really, really, really enjoyed it. It cost only 3 Euros to enter and I spent several hours enjoying my visit. Please make this a stop over in Madrid.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thering is noting unique in this museum, nothing to attract attention, the display cases are seems to be unorganized

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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 opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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