MARQ Provincial Archaeological Museum, Alicante
(4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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. See MARQ Provincial Archaeological Museum and all Alicante has to offer by arranging your trip with our Alicante itinerary maker.
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  • It is a museum that although the permanent exhibition is a little short, always have very interesting temporary exhibitions.
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  • Spectacular Museum. Initially we didn't plan visit during our stay in Alicante, but attracted us advertising of the temporary exhibition on the Vikings. Finally did a guided tour of the Vikings (€4.5 / Pax), something only prepared in collaboration with the Museum of Copenhagen (700 pieces loaned specifically for the exhibition) and explained in very enjoyable and didactic guide, and the visit to the temporary exhibition (free), very well mounted and worth seeing, gives you a complete view of human history in Alicante from the Palaeolithic to the middle ages. Also, have a part dedicated to disseminate the work of the archaeologists that us surprised pleasantly. Also had an exhibition temporary about Uruguay, but not the visit. In general, you is a ten to this Museum, that not is very large, but that knows transmit of form very visual, enjoyable and didactic their Fund of knowledge, combining them showcases where is distributed them parts with panels explanatory e images filmed or paintings explanatory. The boring concept of archaeological museums changed in you when you pass by the MARQ. Congratulations and thank you for your work. I recommend everyone take a spin by the MARQ. You will not regret. NOTE: the visit guided to the exhibition on the Vikings has schedules fixed and a capacity limited of some 50 people. At the box office only you can get tickets for the same day. If you want to get from one day to another, you have to do it on the website of the Museum. Lasts between an hour and an hour and a quarter. Although not the story interests you, it bored you or you get tired, I assure you. If you're in December by Alicante, don't miss it!
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  • Some exhibitions have been fantastic and others have stayed in 4 photos of poor appearance. This museum deserves something more in all their exhibitions.
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  • The place has a fascinating variety of items, mainly with a local association. We struggled with the audio guides (listening in english). The commentary for the interactive rooms felt long-winded and then the devices gave up when we were about to tour the exhibits - at the precise moment they would have been useful.
  • MARQ is a great archaeological museum that takes you on a historical journey from Alicante’s prehistory to modern historical times. Interactivity and very nice presentations make it interesting for families with schoolkids too.
  • Whole family really enjoyed the exhibition we saw here. Signs were in English as well as Spanish.
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  • Good visit.. 2 hours of nice time if you are interested in archeology and history on Alicante