National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid

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4.7/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
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  • It seems to have been refurbished recently as it is incredibly clean and organized. There is a lot of information about the objects and the history involved. It's very cheap too. I recommend the video...  read more »
  • We stopped into this little museo on our first day in Madrid as we thought it would provide the kids with a good overview of Spanish History. It did not disappoint. The museum traces the history of th...  read more »
  • I visited this museum many many years ago and it was a dismal dark place with little signs written by typewriter in Spanish. What a wonderful surprise to find this beautiful space. It is so light and ...  read more »
  • Recently renovated, this museum is large, spacious and comfortable to walk through. There are some very nice works of art on display, and from what I recall descriptions were in both Spanish and English. Like many museums, the museum is split into room and certain groups of room focus on various historical eras.There is a lack of 'clutter' in the display of everything in this museum and I think it contributes to how at east you feel walking through Museo Arqueologico Nacional. There are quite a few floors, so I suggest working from the top back down to the museum entrance floor. Grabbing a map on the way into the museum will help you navigate your way and give you a sense of where you are. The map of the museum also highlights 10 singular pieces of interest, so look out for them! At 3 Euros for a full priced admission (1.50 Euros for concession, international student cards accepted!) this is a museum worth going into. Taken from the museum's website, admission is free Saturday from 14:00 and Sunday mornings, on May 18, International Museum Day |October 12, National Day of Spain |November 16, World Heritage Day | 6 December, Spanish Constitution Day
  • Amazing museum and practically free. I believe it only costs 3 euros and you could spend all day there. Lots of great artifacts that will take you from the dinosaurs up to present day. So much history about the world and especially Spain that I didn't know about before. The entrance to the museum is on the opposite side of the national library. It took us a few minutes to figure out that we were in the wrong area at first.
  • Another great museum in Madrid. The islamic art collection is just superb and the ancient coin collection is a must if you visit it. The gallery where they have the "Fragata Mercedes" treasury -a treasury whose possesion was adjucated to Spain after a litigy with an American Treasury - Hunting company made a precedent in international law- is worth the entring price.
  • Excellent archaeological museum with worthwhile exhibits and solid permanent collections. Lucy is here as is a terrific survey of Iberian migrations through the ages. The other side of the palace is the National Library and the grounds are gorgeous making this is a must-see site.
  • Fantastic collections and excellent curation. One of Madrid's very best museums. Don't miss it.
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