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On January 2018, my friend and I spend a day in Alacala de Henares visiting the historic site... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Aury D
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Regional Archaeological Museum / Dominican monastery

Majestic Monastery of Madre de Dios belonged to Dominican Order and it was erected in 1565. It went... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
NikolaCelic
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Plaza Bernardas S/N, 28801 Alcala De Henares, Spain
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

On January 2018, my friend and I spend a day in Alacala de Henares visiting the historic site around the center. It was original a Dominican convent, from the 17th century further refurbished. You can see mammoth skeletons, exhibition of Roman mosaics or our Arab...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Majestic Monastery of Madre de Dios belonged to Dominican Order and it was erected in 1565. It went through major renovations in 17th and especially in 18th century which brought current apperance of the building. In 1999 former monastery adopted new role of Regional archaeological...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Regional Archaeological Museum is not very large but it has many interesting things to spend an hour enjoying it. It is a review of all the human history in Madrid (from the Stone Age till present days) and is interesting to visit with kids....More

1  Thank javiermenor
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This hidden gem, it is a free visit to a 17th century building that currently keeps a very good collection of the regional archaeological findings. Also it is very well prepare for kids. Even if you only have a couple of minutes enter and walk...More

1  Thank Sara F
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I was not very impressed by this archeological museum. There were some neat things, but overall it was not very engaging.

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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This spot had a really interesting history of the area and the Iberian peninsula at large. Good exhibits with nice videos and explanations. Most if not all is in Spanish only though. It's free to go so either way you'll hopefully enjoy.

1  Thank DrigoTC
Reviewed 9 April 2017

If you're in Alcala de Henares, there's really no reason not to visit this museum. It's free, and it has some very nice pieces. In fact, if you are interested in archaeology or history at all, it's even well worth the short trip from Madrid...More

1  Thank RoaminTheEmpire
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

At least if you speak and read Spanish, this reasonably new museum gives a good didactic overview of what is known about the past of Madrid region. Special emphasis is evidently given to Roman times, the heyday of the town it's located in. In any...More

1  Thank EpicurPK
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is well worth a visit (free entry) with really interesting displays. The building itself is interesting too.

1  Thank spanishmiss
Reviewed 16 July 2015

A must see for anyone, not just history buffs. You can literally spend hours here if you wish as each area has an audio visual display which puts the displays in perspective with the historic period. Amazing displays from pre-history though to more recent times...More

1  Thank Ramatazz
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