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MARQ Museo Arqueologico de Alicante, Alicante

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MARQ Museo Arqueologico de Alicante is an award-winning museum featuring archeological displays about the residents of this area. Located in a renovated historical building that was once a hospital, its eight galleries educate you on lives of the past, from ancient to modern times. The rooms are designed in different forms according the time period, so you’ll experience everything from caves to a sailing ship known as a galleon. Videos and interactive computer programs are fun ways to learn here, but consider taking a guided tour if you can’t read in Spanish. Temporary exhibits are often traveling through, so check the website in advance. Make MARQ Museo Arqueologico de Alicante part of your personalized Alicante itinerary using our Alicante trip planner.
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MARQ Museo Arqueologico de Alicante reviews

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  • Good impression of how life was for gladiators in the Roman empire. Actually we visited Marq because of the exhibition of the Terracotta Army. It was postponed twice due to covid. When will this... 
    Good impression of how life was for gladiators in the Roman empire. Actually we visited Marq because of the exhibition of the Terracotta Army. It was postponed twice due to covid. When will this...  more »
  • Wasn't sure what to expect, but enjoyed the visit very much. Very informative about the history of Alicante going right back to prehistoric times. There was a special exhibit on Roman gladiators... 
    Wasn't sure what to expect, but enjoyed the visit very much. Very informative about the history of Alicante going right back to prehistoric times. There was a special exhibit on Roman gladiators...  more »
  • Lovely simple lunch in the cool grounds of MARQ. A cool beer and boquerones, what could be more lovely. 
    Lovely simple lunch in the cool grounds of MARQ. A cool beer and boquerones, what could be more lovely.  more »
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  • Medium-sized museum located in a very beautiful building that used to be a hospital. The interior design is also spectacular. There's an engaging permanent exhibition showing the history of Alicante and the whole region across ages. Low entry fee and the possibility to see a temporary exhibition on the same ticket is another plus. Be sure to check the room at the end of the corridor with a beautiful chandelier (see the photo attached). The only drawback is that only a small portion of the text is translated into English.
  • We went to the musem in the morning and there weren't many people yet. Had a wonderful time, whoever designed this experience really knew what they were doing. Loved the colours, the projections and overall atmosphere. Tickets are purchased in a different building than the musem and there is also a restaurant and gift shop.
  • 3 euros to visit. A bargain for such an immaculate museum. Managed to catch the last few weeks of the Gladiator exhibition. I don't want to ruin the items on display so just added a few photos. Really is worth a visit. We only walked past by chance. Go.
  • This museum is amazing! Telling the story of the history of Alicante, the museum exhibits represent a time span of thousands of years. The first settlements in the Alicante area were made by Iberian tribes. Since then the area has been inhabited successively by Greeks, Romans, Muslims, and Christians. The Alicante Archaeological Museum is a modern museum that utilizes a lot of audio-visual effects - which really adds to the experience! Admission was only 3 Euros a person- a bargain to be sure. All of the employees were very friendly and helpful. There is a cafe on site, and clean restrooms. It's very easy to navigate the exhibits without a lot of walking that is typically related to visiting a museum. The museum won the European Museum of the Year Award in 2004, and this is a well deserved recognition.
  • A very nicely laid out museum, spanning Spanish history from the prehistoric through to the industrial era. However what mars this otherwise excellent museum is the obvious silence over the most important periods of Spanish hostory: the conquistador era and the later franko fascist era. Both these important eras are skipped over, and its pretty clear why. I still recommend visiting, but it's a qualified recommendation.

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