MARQ Provincial Archaeological Museum, Alicante

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MARQ Provincial Archaeological Museum is an award-winning museum featuring archeological displays about the residents of this area. Located in a renovated historical building that was once a hospital, its eight galleries educate you on lives of the past, from ancient to modern times. The rooms are designed in different forms according the time period, so you’ll experience everything from caves to a sailing ship known as a galleon. Videos and interactive computer programs are fun ways to learn here, but consider taking a guided tour if you can’t read in Spanish. Temporary exhibits are often traveling through, so check the website in advance. Make MARQ Provincial Archaeological Museum part of your personalized Alicante itinerary using our Alicante trip planner .
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  • Very well organized, has its perennial exhibits (prehistory, Rome...) and special exhibitions. I've been to see several and I've loved the truth. For only €3 entrance you get into another time and learn a lot of things. The Maya exhibition is currently.
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  • After yesterday's trip to the castle we decided to visit this museum. We had read a few reviews and it seemed worth the trip. On Sunday the museum is only open from 10-2pm so we headed up for about 11...  more »
  • Amazing building and great exposure. Oriented didactics for everyone, both in its travelling exhibitions (with qualified guide and explanation complete, easy and fun option) as in its permanent exhibition that it has really spectacular montages to contextualize each historical stage. Very suitable for families and children, which also may enroll in very interesting specific workshops and activities. The spectacular price for everything offered, with entry valid for a whole day, but you need to go out to eat and return (very interesting option to enjoy everything with calm). Museum is has its own restaurant and a small shop. A public car park is located next to the Museum.
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  • Well worth awards received, plenty of interactive exhibits. Good for kids. Nice cafe too. Limited shop items though.
  • Great local museum. Had a Mayan exhibition on while we were there. Well worth the visit and the AC was a welcome relief too...
  • A great museum with informative displays and helpful staff. Our third visit booked for next month.
  • The inca exhibition was fab. The other was mostly about local spanish history, but I was missing English translation with most comments.
  • Highly recommended to visit. Fantastic museum hilighting the history of Alicante and immediate area. It's light, airy and spacious housed, I think, in an old hospital close to the castle. There are five permanent galleries covering pre-history to the modern, which comprehensively illustrate their respective periods with fascinating artefacts and easy to understand signage in Spanish, Valencian and English. Although, the civil War is barely covered, which is a common theme in museums as it is still a sensitive issue and wounds are still raw. I try and visit the museum whenever staying in the area, especially when it is holding one of its special exhibitions. At present it is the Maya and that is a fascinating show and a great coup for the museum. In the UK that would be an extra cost on the admission, here it was included in the overall cost of €6 for two adults. Brilliant place to spend a couple of hours. Not in the most salubrious of areas, but there is a great heladeria around the corner.

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