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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

Temporary exhibitions

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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  • 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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  • Diadem from Cangas de Onís. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Santiago Relanzón. Fundación ITMA; Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. 33139)

    Cangas de Onís Diadem

    This is a decorated band known as the “diadem-belt”, one of the most characteristic pieces of precious metalwork in the northern part of the peninsula.

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  • Stele from Solana de Cabañas. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Santiago Relanzón. Fundación ITMA; Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. 1898/1/1)

    The Solana de Cabañas stele

    A slate slab with etched decoration that was very frequent at the end of the Bronze Age in the south-west of the peninsula.

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  • Lioness of Baena. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Santiago Relanzón. Fundación ITMA; Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. 20418)

    Lioness of Baena

    A sculpture with oriental and Greek influences that was possibly used to protect a funerary monument.

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  • Husillos sarcophagus. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid © Santiago Relanzón. Fundación ITMA; Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. 2839)

    Husillos sarcophagus

    Made in a Roman workshop and imported into Hispania for containing the remains of an important Roman person, this sarcophagus shows various scenes from the legend of Orestes.

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  • 'Tetradrachm of Ptolomy IV'. View of the obverse © Miguel Ángel Camón Cisneros. Fundación ITMA; Museo Arqueológico Nacional (N.I. 1997/82/169)

    Tetradrachm of Ptolomy IV

    Greek silver coin dating from the period of Ptolemy, bearing likenesses of the Egyptian gods Serapis and Isis.

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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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Temporary exhibitions

  • Head of Augustus. Museum of Zaragoza © Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

    “The Power of the Past. 150 Years of Archaeology in Spain”

    The National Archaeological Museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of its foundation and of the network of Spanish archaeological museums with an exhibition on the origins and development of archaeology.

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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

Find tourist information in the surroundings

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Activities

Inside the National Archaeological Museum, Madrid

Oct 3, 2017 to May 29, 2018

Lecture

National Archaeological Museum - Madrid
2nd Lecture Series: Spanish Archaeology Abroad

© Museo Arqueológico Nacional

Oct 4, 2017 to Dec 19, 2017

Other

National Archaeological Museum - Madrid
Guided tour: From the Pole Star to GPS. A history of navigation

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