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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  • I too have happened here on a rainy, lousy lousy parking, admission to the Museum with drip caps which drain water right in the middle of the walkway, lousy janitors chatting in small groups, poor lighting (missing or broken lights are at least the 2/3 and even when functioning are poorly placed), poor indoor signage, bad services (and this like almost all attractions you can visit here in Sicily). Beautiful works on display but definitely not enough.
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  • If you visit you get a discount package to visit valley of the temples. It's nice and lots of good history plenty of time to relax and see all the artifacts 
  • This museum is located near the Valley of the Temples. There is a slight walk to enter the museum. It is very clean and modern on the inside. It has air conditioning and clean toilets. It has a great ...  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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