Spain’s principal archaeological museum spent more than 6 years redesigning its 19th-century home and its exhibits. The result is magnificently stylish. Spain recognized early on the value of its buried culture and succeeded in keeping most of its treasures inside the country. They range from the intriguing Celto-Iberian statues La Dama de Elche and La Dama de Baeza, which date from the 4th century B.C., to a wealth of Roman sculpture and mosaics, jeweled Visigothic crowns and crosses, and intricate Islamic art. There is also a reproduction of the cave paintings of Altamira.
Museo Arqueológico Nacional
Calle Serrano, 13
Our Rating Hours Tue–Sat 9:30–8pm, Sun 9:30–3pm Transportation Metro: Serrano or Colón. Bus: 1, 9, 19, 51, or 74 Phone 91-577-79-12 Prices Free admission Web site Museo Arqueológico Nacional Other Admission and hours to be determined
MapCalle Serrano, 13 Madrid
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