National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid

4.7
#6 of 87 in Museums in Madrid
Find out about ancient civilizations that inhabited Iberian peninsula from prehistory to the early Modern Age at National Archaeological Museum of Spain. Isabella II founded the museum in 1867 as a depository for various collections of the Spanish monarchs. Housed in a Neoclassical building, the museum features mostly Hispanic cultural remains, but also Roman mosaics, Greek pottery, and 8th-century votive crowns. The highlights include a replica of the prehistoric Altamira cave paintings of bison and boars and a bust of a wealthy Iberian woman dating back to 5th century BCE. Add National Archaeological Museum of Spain and other attractions to your Madrid trip itinerary using our Madrid online sightseeing planner .
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  • This museum is a must place for lovers of beauty, art and the history of mankind. Permanent exhibition very attractive and illustrative, where disfrutart and long...
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  • It has always been a great Museum, but since the reform of a few years ago is that it is one of the best archaeological museums around the world. It is worth much, modern Museum, it is not a museum but experience. Highly recommended with children!
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  • This is a hidden gem among all big and famous art museums. Only 3eur per person, a lot of interesting information. If you start from ground floor you start from oldest age and you ended at 3rd floor at modern age. You never feel too crowded, moreover many places to sit and regain some energy (needed when visiting with kid...) We most enjoyed the video installation and good animations.
  • Really nice museum, great building which in some ways was the highlight. We went through every floor and this took about 2 hours. The museum has very nicely animated videos at various points, with English and Spanish subtitles. There are also GearVR points throughout. It was very quiet at non-free times so free entry on Saturday and Sunday afternoons recommended.
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