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Museo Arqueológico Nacional (Museum of Archaeology)

  • Calle de Serrano 13 Map It
  • Salamanca

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

After being closed for more than six years, this newly renovated museum, enclosed in a massive neoclassical building, reopened in 2014 with three large floors filled with Spanish relics, artifacts, and treasures ranging from ancient history to the 19th century. Among the highlights are La Dama de Elche, a bust of a wealthy, 5th-century-BC Iberian woman (notice that her headgear is a rough precursor to the mantillas and hair combs still associated with traditional Spanish dress); the ancient Visigothic votive crowns discovered in 1859 near Toledo, which are believed to date back to the 7th century; and the medieval ivory crucifix of Ferdinand and Sancha. There is also a replica of the early cave paintings in Altamira (access to the real thing, in Cantabria Province, is highly restricted). Consider getting the multimedia guide offering select itineraries to make a visit more manageable.

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Calle de Serrano 13, Madrid, Madrid, 28001, Spain

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Sight Details:

  • €3
  • Closed Mon.

Published 08/18/2015


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