A cultural visit to Madrid is not complete without visiting the impressive National Archaeological Museum, which aims to offer each of the people who visit it a rigorous, attractive, interested and critical interpretation of the meaning of the objects that belonged to the different peoples of present-day Spain and the Mediterranean area, from ancient times to recent times, with the aim that knowledge of their history is useful for understanding current reality.
What is an Archaeological Museum? This is the name given to museums that specialize in the display of archaeological remains, either outdoors (such as the Roman Forum), or indoors, such as the National Archaeological Museum of Spain.
The New National Archaeological Museum of Madrid
Located on Serrano Street number 13, between 2008 and 2013 the building that houses this Museum was renovated, as well as the reinstallation of its permanent exhibition.
After the reform, the spaces are distributed in a more rational way, as well as being more accessible and safer. Thanks to the expansion of public areas, the museum can now exhibit new collections and expand the range of activities and services.
This impressive museum has collections from Prehistory and up to the Numismatic collection, passing through Roman Hispania, the Middle Ages, the Modern Age and many other historical periods.
What to see at the National Archaeological Museum
The Museum has an impressive figure of more than one million three hundred thousand pieces, among which are such important works as La Dama de Elche, La Leona de Baena, Los Abacos neperianos, Héctor Ecuestre and many others belonging to different stages of the country history.
The museum is open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Sundays and holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Mondays it is closed.
General admission costs three euros, although you can enjoy free admission for the general public every Saturday from 2:00 p.m. and on Sunday mornings, as well as on April 18 and May, October 12 and December 6.
Likewise, young people under 18 years of age, students between 18 and 25 years of age, holders of the Youth Card, pensioners, teaching staff and other groups that can be consulted on the official website of the museum have free admission.
Where to stay in Madrid?
The best place to stay in Madrid is a central hotel that is well-connected to all points of interest, such as the National Archaeological Museum. For this reason, Hotel Victoria 4, next to the emblematic Puerta del Sol square, is the ideal option to spend a few quiet days full of tourism.
With 52 spacious and equipped rooms with a maximum capacity of up to four people and pet admission, it has all the necessary services to enjoy a unique stay in the capital. Reserve yours, we are waiting for you!