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Himera Sito Archeologico e Museo

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hannu h wrote a review Aug 2016
Fiskars, Finland89 contributions12 helpful votes
Interesting. Some find this extrelemy boring but there has been a big city 2500 years ago. Within walking distance BUT an adventure. Next to a nice pizzeria too.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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Paolo M wrote a review Aug 2016
Rome, Italy40 contributions28 helpful votes
If you are close to Palermo and you want an idea of the development of a landscape, YOU HAVE TO GO TO HIMERA. I had only the pleasure to be in the antiquarium on the hill, because the archaeological site was getting hit by a fire. The antiquarium is well preserved, have all services and is good explained. I hope he can improve some explaining video or multimedial services. I advice to continue for the archaeological site of the Tempio della Vittoria and his new special Museo Pirro Marconi.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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Anne B wrote a review Jul 2016
Floro, Norway23 contributions1 helpful vote
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Excellent exhibition with pictures that really lightens the cutiosity about archeology. The kids loved the sceletons. We were let in for free even if we came on a Monday and it was closed, What a good service!
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Paul B wrote a review Apr 2015
Thirsk, United Kingdom824 contributions118 helpful votes
We found this site extremely difficult to find even though we later realised we had travelled past it several times on the SS113. The sign to the actual ruins is quite small and not like the expected white on brown signs seen elsewhere for attractions. The ruins themselves are disappointing as they are overgrown with weeds and you can't really get to them. As my partner is blind, I usually pace such places out with her so that she gets an idea of the size of temples etc but this was not possible. Other than a few display boards given details of the ancient site there isn't a lot more to see than can be seen from the road. We got the impression from a staff member on the site that you had to get a ticket from the museum to see the ruins but this proved not to be so - the ticket is just for the museum. The museum, which is up a hill above the site, is quite interesting. I would suggest driving here rather than walking although it would be possible to walk - go down the road with the car park on the left and ruins on the right and take the next turning left and follow the road up to the museum. There is a charge of €2 to go into the museum. We were given a large binder containing an English translation of the large boards of text in the Museum. The English used was tortuous to say the least and in some place, nearly incomprehensible. As there was so much text (almost the size of a small novel!) I ended up just scan reading it and sharing the odd tidbit of information (and occasional funny translations!) with my partner. There are some impressive exhibits in the museum such as the artwork from the temple, the mosaic floor, the lion's head, and the massive amphora. Also the skeletons that seemed to positioned in blocks of sand were interesting. I have suggested a visit time of 1-2hrs just for the sheer amount of reading that you could end up doing.
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Date of experience: April 2015
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Maz7059 wrote a review Sep 2013
York, Uk5 contributions3 helpful votes
can't believe we had this place all to ourselves, the museo was only 2 euros and full of exhibits. Not difficult to find and not far from Cefalu.
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Date of experience: September 2013
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