National Archaeological Museum of Taranto

Taranto, Italy

The National Archaeological Museum of Taranto (MArTA) exhibits one of the largest collections of artifacts from the Magna Graecia, including the Gold of Taranto. The museum is operated by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities of Italy.

The museum was established in 1887 and since then it has been housed in the former Convent of the Alcantarini Friars, or the Friars of San Pasquale, built shortly after the mid-eighteenth century.



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Via Cavour 10, Taranto, Italy
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Founded: 1887
Category: Museums in Italy


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Philip Carpenter (5 months ago)
Go here to see the most remarkable ancient jewelry, and exquisite Roman mosaics. There's so much more to enjoy, but those two things stop you in your tracks. Taranto is a grim place in some ways, but the museum makes the journey well worthwhile.
Boyan Aleksandrov (8 months ago)
Impressive museum with artefacts from glorious past of Taranto. It is a must for visiting.
Angelo Benitto (8 months ago)
Nice museum with lot of interesting artifacts.
Alejandro Flavián (10 months ago)
There are discounts for youngsters and students. See them online! There was no wait to enter. I'm amazed by the recopilation of Corinthian, Greek, Roman and Italian archeological History, they tell a story of many by-gone generations and a continuous struggle for Civilization Construction.
Ute Edda Hammer (12 months ago)
Fantastic Museum It is one of the most beautiful archaeological museums I know. It has exceptionally impressive, interesting and broad collections, which are presented very well and instructive (in Italian and English). Definitely visit and take a little more time. It is very worthwhile.
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