Spain’s Archaeological Museum reopens

Spain’s National Archaeological Museum reopened to the public this week after more than two years closed for refurbishment.


Entrance to the museum, located in Madrid, will be free until April 27. The full price is normally €3 with reductions for senior citizens and other groups.

The refurbishment, which includes the architecture as well as the design, was first presented 15 years ago and began to take shape in 2008, before the museum closed to the public in 2011.

It has cost more than €65 million and increased the surface of the museum by 13%, according to the Minister of Education, Culture and Sport, Jose Ignacio Wert.

Most of this expansion is for the exhibition area, which has now been divided into 40 halls containing 13,000 objects from Prehistoric, Greek, Roman, Medieval and Modern times in Spain.

It also contains objects from Egypt and the Near East.

The museum was founded by Queen Isabel II and even includes an area dedicated to its own history.

The museum has audiovisual resources and is accessible to everyone.

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