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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  • Fairly well maintained friendly staff clean amenities, there is parking we left the car along a dirt road. l AC not working
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  • the right conclusion for visiting the Valley of the temples (and also to shelter a bit over 40 degrees of this July). unique exhibits such as the statue of the Telamon that adorned the Temple of Jupiter of which you can admire a reconstruction.
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  • We visited this on a combined ticket after going to the Valley of the Temples. The contents will make more sense if you do it that way round I am sure. After a hot morning at the temples I was hoping ...  more »
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  • Simply great ! big collection, well organized. You can spend more time here than in the temple valley . Don't skip it , definitely worth seeing .
  • Great to walk down the memory lane of ancient history. Very informative
  • A massive collection of Greek artefacts including in the collection a reassembled stone Atlas from the sadly leveled temple of Olympian Zeus.
  • Ere place contains large amount of pottery vessels an inestimable archaeological value miniature sculptures that date back from the 3rd centuries BC in excellent conditions being able to appreciate the beauty of the greca, Roman culture and others typical of the beautiful territory.
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  • A Museum in which to spend hours to stop. Wonderful exhibits load for viewing and to marvel at. In particular, the Skulturensammlung and the vases show the diversity and skill of the artists from ancient times.
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Agrigento's lodging options range from five-star hotels and cutting-edge retreats, to small inns and good-value hostels. To explore the wider region surrounding the city, consider booking your room at a hotel near the fabled Valley of the Temples. If you do stay in this area but still want easy access to the city's main attractions, think about renting a car for the duration of your trip. If you rely on public transport, consider one of many budget hotels located in and around the city center.
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