Archaeological Museum of Granada

Granada, Spain

The Archaeological Museum of Granada was established in 1879. It is located in the Castril palace, dating from the 16th century. It hosts many artefacts from the many different civilizations that settled in Granada including the Carthaginians, the Phoenicians, the Romans and the Arabs. It includes a beautiful Renaissance patio. The building's façade was created in 1593.

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Founded: 1879
Category: Museums in Spain

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SabsAnna15 Gmail (5 months ago)
Great museum, with a limited selection of exhibits which,as we thought, makes it all more relevant (so you can focus on each piece and enjoy the story and significance). Free also, and lovely and cool, a great time travel when in a city with such historical significance
Paul Farrell (5 months ago)
Small museum...nice expanation of each archaeological period...Free entry
Esben Kobberstad (ThatNorwegianAuthorDude) (6 months ago)
A modest but informative museum situated along the tourist track! Admission is free, so if you have a brief hour to spare, this place will get you up to speed on the salient points South Spanish pre-history and early history.
Megan Kenna (11 months ago)
1.50 for visitors, and a nice 20-minute museum to see the long archeological history of the area.
Ian Witham (11 months ago)
Very well curated. Good layout, well explained, interesting exhibits. Great view of Alhambra from the top floor. Free when we visited.
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