Archaeological Museum of Córdoba

Córdoba, Spain

The Archaeological museum of Córdoba represents the most complete collection of historic Spanish artifacts in the world, with a staggering 33,500 items in total. Exhibits include prehistoric artifacts, ancient Iberian items including sculptures and reliefs, Moorish art, Roman antiquities, and archaeological finds from Medina Azahara. Located at the Palacio de los Páez de Castillejo, the museum grounds are also home to an archaeological dig site on the premises. Here, tourists will find the city's original Roman amphitheater, as well as homes and workshops dating back to the Middle Ages, all of which were discovered long after the museum found its home here.

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Founded: 1868
Category: Museums in Spain

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Omer Farooq (2 years ago)
Archeological museum of Cordoba, Spain ?? showcases collections from all of its historical eras and particularly has a separate section of Al-Andulus, where amazing artifacts from centuries of muslim rule have been displayed. The collection include coins, flasks, jewellery, marblestones, gravestones, oil lamps & pieces of marble from Mezquita with names of workmen engraved on them from that time. Amazing experience!!
Monica Calderon (2 years ago)
MUST SEE. Well conceptualized and executed; for a tiny southern town, truly admirable work in this museum. Basement walkways through roman ruins, with noteworthy and striking video tutorials.
Caroline (2 years ago)
Small archeological museum. One of the buildings has the remains of a Roman theater exposed in the basement. Free entry on Tuesday.
Lukasz Zbylut (3 years ago)
This very nice archaeological museum in Cordova has lots of statues taken from Roman ruins and Muslim palaces. You can also find here a recreation of the Roman Temple of which ruins you might have seen earlier while walking the city. There are also good examples of Roman mosaics and Islamic artwork. The building that houses the museum is also very pretty and you should take pictures in the courtyard. The maps and the paintings that you find throughout the museum are worth seeing. Save this museum towards the tail end of your visit in Cordova so that you can skip it in case other places demand more of your attention.
Jamie Hay (3 years ago)
A small but excellent museum with well displayed artefacts and good signage. Make sure you look at the excavated ruins of the theatre in the basement,band the courtyard next door through that fabulous médiéval gate. And check out the fabulous stone staircase railing in the museum.
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