Museo Arqueológico Nacional de España

Archaeological Museum


Useful Information

Location: Madrid
Open: All year Tue-Sat 9:30-20, Sun9:30-15.
Closed 01-JAN, 06-JAN, 09-NOV, 24-DEC, 25-DEC, 31-DEC.
[2019]
Fee: Adults EUR 3, Children (0-18) free, Seniors (65+) free, Students (-26) free, Disabled free.
Groups: Adults EUR 1,50.
[2019]
Classification: SubterraneaMuseum of Caves
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
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Address: Museo Arqueológico Nacional de España, Calle de Serrano, 13, 28001 Madrid. Tel: +34-915-5777912.
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History

1867 museum founded by Isabel II of Spain.
2008 begin of museum renovation.
2014 renovation completed.

Description

The Museo Arqueológico Nacional de España (National Archaeological Museum of Spain) in Madrid has an accurate reproduction of the ShowcaveCueva de Altamira (Altamira Caves). It was created in the 1960 by specialists from the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany. At this time the cave had to be closed to the public as damage caused by the visitiors was discovered. To allow people to see the cave anyway the idea was to create a replica which shows the most important paintings.