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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Manuel Manuel (8 months ago)
Poco que ver
J.Enrique Morillas (9 months ago)
Visita decepcionante. Aunque el palacio y sus vistas a la Alhambra siguen siendo maravillosas. Hace mas de 30 años que no lo he visitado. Después de 20 años de cierres y aperturas me esperaba un museo moderno y actualizado, con accesos para minusválidos, con gran parte de sus joyas a la vista del visitante o algún tipo de planimetría, maquetas o imágenes virtuales de los yacimientos mas importantes. Tan sólo he visto un museo de pueblo (y de los mediocres). ¿Donde están sus joyas?, y me refiero a la "Dama de Baza" o esos jarrones, cerámicas, relieves, ropas, armas, joyas, etc.. desde los fenicios a los árabes (además de las existentes en el museo de la Alhambra) o los restos más antiguos de homínidos (no un molar tras una lupa que con suerte puede leer su antigüedad de 1,4 millones de años); sin olvidarnos del medievo granadino. Sólo puedo felicitar por la exposición de algunos hallazgos mas recientes. Afortunadamente puedo recordar, de mis años de escolar, esas joyas ahora escondidas y que estaban expuestas; aunque fueran de forma mas atiborrada. Los granadinos nos merecemos un museo acorde a nuestra cultura, que complemente a la joya principal (la Alhambra) y que muestre a nuestros visitantes las otras "joyas" de nuestra antigüedad.
jonathan wexler (9 months ago)
Cant bother to be open during high season after 3pm on Saturday or on Monday at all.
Анастасия Бочкарева (13 months ago)
Всего 4 зальчика с совсем малым количеством экспонатов. Плюс, что бесплатный. Минус -- единственный музей на весь город. Если хотите сходить в музей - идите в Альгамбру, можно взять в археологический музей во Дворце Карла V билет за 3 евро. Билеты продаются на входе в музей.
Rogelio López Blanco (13 months ago)
La sede del Arqueológico de Granada contiene una estimable colección de restos bien conservados. Destaca el toro de Arjona. Cabe añadir la importancia de la sede, un palacio renacentista que luce un artesonado mudéjar excepcional. Recomendable.
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