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National Archaeological Museum

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  • Façade. National Archaeological Museum. Madrid © Fernando Velasco Mora. Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. RP-2012-09-20)

    Façade. National Archaeological Museum. Madrid © Fernando Velasco Mora. Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. RP-2012-09-20)

  • Roman Room, mosaics. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Luis Asín. Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. RP-2013-12-05)

    Roman Room, mosaics. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Luis Asín. Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. RP-2013-12-05)

  • Medieval Room, Islamic. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Doctor Sombra. Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. RP-2013-10-18)

    Medieval Room, Islamic. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Doctor Sombra. Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. RP-2013-10-18)

  • Heritage and Archaeology Rooms, timeline panel. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Luis Asín. Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. RP-2013-12-05)

    Heritage and Archaeology Rooms, timeline panel. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Luis Asín. Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. RP-2013-12-05)

  • 'Javea Diadem'. National Archaeological Museum © Miguel Ángel Otero. Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. 20258)

    'Javea Diadem'. National Archaeological Museum © Miguel Ángel Otero. Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. 20258)

  • Heritage and Archaeology Rooms. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Niccoló Guasti. Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. RP-2013-03-14)

    Heritage and Archaeology Rooms. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Niccoló Guasti. Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. RP-2013-03-14)

  

Category

Archaeological

Owner

State
Calle Serrano, 13
28001 Madrid
Madrid

Telephone+34 915777912

Fax+34 914316840

E-mailsugerencias.man@mecd.es

Websitehttp://www.man.es

A common space for archaeology

A museum to learn and have fun with excellent collections of Spanish archaeology.

The collections in the emblematic building of the National Archaeological Museum, in the heart of Madrid, offer a journey through history and show the diversity of peoples and cultures in Spain from prehistory to the 19th century, as well as coins and medallions from all times and places, and Greek and Egyptian pieces. It is a meeting point to find out about different aspects of the history of humanity, and a common space to learn about the different territories that exist today in Spain.

Essential works

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  • Crown from the Treasure of Guarrazar. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Santiago Relanzón. Fundación ITMA; Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. 71205)

    Crown

    This jewel forms part of the Treasure of Guarrazar, a masterpiece of precious metalwork dating from the High Middle Ages.

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  • Biche of Balazote. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Santiago Relanzón. Fundación ITMA; Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. 18529)

    Bicha de Balazote (Biche of Balazote)

    This sculpture represents an androcephalic bull (a mythical animal with the body of a bull and a human head). It formed part of a funerary monument in which it performed the function of guardian and protector.

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  • Zamora Pyxis. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Ángel Martínez Levas. Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. 52113)

    Zamora Pyxis

    According to an inscription, the piece was commissioned by Alhaquen II for Subh, the mother of the eldest son of the Umayyad Caliph of Cordoba. It is notable for its delicate carving with strong highlights.

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  • Female head. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Santiago Relanzón. Fundación ITMA; Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. 32645)

    Female head

    A female head that was found together with another male head in an Iberian family shrine (“gentilician"), dedicated to a mythical ancestor or local hero that originated the social group.

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  • Male head. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Santiago Relanzón. Fundación ITMA; Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. 32644)

    Male head

    A male head that was found together with another female head in an Iberian family shrine (“gentilician”), dedicated to a mythical ancestor or local hero that originated the social group.

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  • Recceswinth's crown (Treasure of Guarrazar). National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Santiago Relanzón. Fundación ITMA; Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.C. 663)

    Recesvinto's Crown (Guarrazar's Treasure)

    It is the main jewel in the most important treasure that appeared in Europe from the High Middle Ages: Guarrazar's Treasure.

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  • Crown and votive cross from the Treasure of Guarrazar. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Santiago Relanzón. Fundación ITMA; Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.C. 662)

    Crown and cross

    It is part of the Treasure of Guarrazar, a masterpiece of precious metalwork dating from the High Middle Ages. This is the most original type of crown.

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  • Axtroki bowl. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Santiago Relanzón. Fundación ITMA; Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. 1973/77/1)

    Axtroki Bowl

    A golden bowl semi-spherical in shape finished in a curved border. It could have served as a bowl or a helmet.

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  • Lady of Baza. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Santiago Relanzón. Fundación ITMA; Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. 1969/68/155/123A)

    Dama de Baza (Lady of Baza)

    A funerary statue found in its original site. It was a landmark in terms of our knowledge of the culture of the ancient Iberians.

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  • Lady of Elche. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Santiago Relanzón. Fundación ITMA; Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. 1971/10/1)

    Dama de Elche (Lady of Elche)

    A female bust that helped to give shape and personality to the Iberian culture within the Mediterranean context. Today it is one of the museum's greatest treasures.

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Collections

The museum's collection is part of the collective catalogue of the Digital Network of Spanish Museum Collections (CERES), conceived as a space for dissemination which enables visitors to browse the various museum collections using the identifying features of each item (author, type of object, iconography, etc.).


Come and visit

Timetables

Tuesday to Saturday

9:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Public holidays

9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

General: €3

Reduced: €1,50

Admission free: Saturdays from 2 pm and Sunday mornings

Services

Audio guide

Café / restaurant

Cloakroom service

Programme of cultural activities

Baby chairs

Shop

Guided tours

Accessibility

Disabled toilets

Tactile itinerary

Ramps

Sign guides

Wheelchairs

Multimedia

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Activities

Inside the National Archaeological Museum, Madrid

Oct 3, 2017 to May 29, 2018

Lecture

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