Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, Agrigento

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Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento displays finds from ancient Agrigento. These remains span Phoenician, Greek, Etruscan, Carthaginian, and Roman histories. Arranged both chronologically and topographically, the first section of the museum contains a collection of vases, architectural sculptures, and coins, among many other items. The second section contains objects from Agrigento and Caltanissetta from prehistory to the period of Hellenization. Consider visiting this museum before touring the Valley of the Temples, as it provides context to the ruins there. Visitors find that the quality of this museum makes up for the bit of a walk to get to it. With our world travel planner, Agrigento attractions like Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We have seen a lot of red/black pottery in museums during our time in Italy, but were still amazed by the work on many of the pieces here, including some especially fine depictions of Amazon warriors....  more »
  • Archaeology ... is the Museum of Agrigento. London, Paris, New York could not, and I say "could" compete with what in this magical place. Here the terrain rises from archaeology. SIN, BUMMER! ... the status of the Museum is terrifying. The Greek vases, the classical busts howl of outrage at how they are treated. The staff represents the "civil servant" par excellence! Grotesque. Half an hour before closing the lights window dressing ... to make you realize that you have to dislodge. There is a catalog, an audio guide, there is nothing. Just smell musty and old carpet. GO THERE anyway, and don't cry.
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  • This relatively small museum is one of the best we have visited. Our host described it as one of the top 3 museums in Europe and we weren't inclined to dispute the claim. Artifacts span the time from ...  more »
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  • A massive collection of Greek artefacts including in the collection a reassembled stone Atlas from the sadly leveled temple of Olympian Zeus.
  • Really an unexpected discovery. Museum that really deserves a lot, full of artifacts and well organized: the right spaces, air conditioning, well illustrated. You can enjoy your visit in peace because the place is uncrowded. Two small things to improve: the panels are too long, it is impossible to read them all. Also the final room was well laid out like the other (the exhibits in the cases were piled on top of one another, probably due to a temporary rearrangement).
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  • What struck me about this museum was to see a whole room,,,, the largest, the Hall named after Paolo Orsi, where in the middle of the room stands a large and intact vase ... A crater of 460 b.c. excavations of Gela (Terranova di Sicilia then). What I can't figure out why is this Museum and not that of Gela # # #
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  • I think you can admire more Greek here than in Greece itself. Shame about the poor management of the place. To see absolutely
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  • Fantastic Museum, above and beyond normal expectations. Great, a bit too vintage but has so much to teach. I highly recommend visiting if interested in classical culture.
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