National Archaeological Museum

  • South courtyard. Roman forum room. National Archaeological Museum. Madrid

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National Archaeological Museum

National Archaeological Museum


 Tuesday to Saturday
 09:30 to 20:00

Public holidays and [sunday]
 09:30 to 15:00
Closing days: Monday

National Archaeological Museum


General: €3
Reduced: €1,50

National Archaeological Museum


Audio guide, Cafe, Disabled facilities, Facilities for babies, Guided tours, Left items and cloakroom service, Shop.

National Archaeological Museum


Created by Queen Isabella II to display all the archaeological and ethnographic findings and collections of decorative arts and coins that were scattered around a variety of institutions together in the same building. Its collection of items from antiquity is among the most important in the world. After a six-year facelift it has once again opened its doors to visitors with a brand new and improved look. What will you see? Its permanent collection offers a journey through the history of Spain from prehistoric times to the 19th century. Elements from archaeology and Spain's historic heritage, from Roman Hispania, the mediaeval world, Arab archaeology, the Modern Age, the Near East and Greek and Egyptian cultures. It also has an excellent collection of sarcophagi and Egyptian mummies, and examples of decorative arts from the Spanish-Roman era. Don't miss One of its most highly-prized treasures is the Iberian bust of the Lady of Elche. It also has a collection of Greek urns considered to be among the finest in the world.

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