Spain’s principal archaeological museum spent more than 6 years redesigning its 140-year-old palace and its exhibits. Unlike some parts of the world, Spain recognized the value of its buried culture early on and managed to keep most of the treasures inside the country. They range from wonderful Celto-Iberian statues like La Dama de Elche and La Dama de Baeza to a wealth of Roman sculpture. The Moorish collections are also outstanding. Possibly the most surprising finds are the Visigothic crowns and other royal jewels.
Museo Arqueológico Nacional
Calle Serrano, 13
Our Rating Transportation Metro: Serrano or Colón. Bus: 1, 9, 19, 51, or 74 Phone 91-577-79-12 Web site Museo Arqueológico Nacional Other Admission and hours to be determined
MapCalle Serrano, 13 Madrid
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