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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  • The Marq Is close to Plaza Mar 2, the tram, Santa Barbara Castle,. and opposite a small park, which has seating and a childs play area. There is also a cafe/bar in the grounds of the Marq A few times ...  more »
  • A museum very familiar and cozy. Good exposure and good treatment of the staff, recommended in days in which you don't want to make a plan in the open air.
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  • Took a visit after reading a lot of good about the place. Lots of great to look at, but unfortunately so, you learn little about one can not only Spanish a fraction of the explanations are written in English. They also had an extra exhibition on Vikings who was very good, and here was all translated.
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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