National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid

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  • Amazing collection of antiques. quite a surprise, as one generally wuld go to El Prado, Reina Sofia, Thyssen. having visitred all those a few times before, I went for something different.  more »
  • Was great, would be greater if you are fluent in Spanish--minimal English help. The building and displays are well lit and user friendly.  more »
  • This is a huge museum for only €3. There are tons of exhibits and it's very interesting especially if you're sick of looking at art.  more »
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  • I highly recommend you to visit this place if you like history and artifacts in general. The museum is very modern and interactive too, you can play the little screens to make your visit even more interesting and enjoyable. The objects are chronologically or thematically arranged. The place is free to visit on Sundays otherwise you have to pay an admission.
  • Wow! What an extensive collection! And it's free if you buy the annual Madrid museum pass, which also covers unlimited visits to the Prado and Reina Sofia and allows priority line access (no waiting! more visiting!). Covers every period of habitation in the Iberian peninsula in great depth from prehistory to the present. Depending upon you interests, plan between two and six hours.
  • Excellent exhibition on the evolution of man - although don't trust Google maps; it's on the other side of the library museum! Keep walking round the block ☺️ There's loads there as well, make sure you allow two days to do it all in time.
  • Very nice museum to visit! There is a free app to accompany you during the tour. The public wifi unfortunately didn't work very well, so be sure to download this in advance! The entrance fee is also very reasonable: 3 euro. Worth it!
  • For 3€, this place was amazing. Spent 3 hours there watching every exhibit laid out in chronological order. Their videos were worth watching too

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