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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Hayley Morris (2 months ago)
Great little museum to wander around for 30 minutes, it's free for European citizens and Spanish residents and only 1 euro for anyone outside of the EU. The staff are really friendly and it's well organised and they have some very interesting pieces
W B (5 months ago)
Nice small archaeological museum. Free entry if you are an EU resident. Interesting artifacts from the Granada region. The actual complex was stunning as well, and nice view of the Alhambra from upstairs.
S K (20 months ago)
The museum has potential. Upstairs exhibit was all closed, downstairs seem to be about Paleolithic time etc has 4000 year old hair band and straw shoes. The guy at the desk was more eager to turn me away an hour before closing than anything on their free day Saturday. It’s really small, only 2 rooms were open downstairs. Gives a periphery understanding of perspective in time.
Marion Green (2 years ago)
Excellent museum in a beautiful building. Free entry for EU residents. There was a mosaic making workshop when we were there given by an archaeologist which was an unexpected treat!
Manuel Manuel (2 years ago)
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