The Archaeological Museum of Alicante is committed to a change in the pattern of traditional exhibition, mainly highlighting the value that is made of audiovisual and computer means, being attractive from an educational point of view and at the same time fun, rigorous, spectacular and modern.
The Archaeological Museum of Alicante presents the historical richness of the Costa Blanca in an educational and fun style
These causes along with the numerous findings in the fields of the province, have meant that in 2004 the Archaeological Museum of Alicante was awarded the “European Museum of the Year”. This award only have obtained three other museums in Spain, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Joan Miró Fundación Fundation in Barcelona and the Madinat al-Zahra in Cordoba.
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The Archaeological Museum of Alicante definitively opened in the year 2000 in the old Hospital of San Juan de Dios, built in 1929. This building that houses the Archaeological Museum of Alicante was built by architect Juan Vidal Ramos as hospital and has a shaped plant symmetrical of double comb with eight halls traversing the axis.
The Archaeological Museum of Alicante offers to the visitors a chronological journey through its halls. In their respective inputs there is a touch screen that lists the contents of each room, plus you can also enjoy the area for temporary exhibitions and themed rooms about the world of archeology.
The Museum’s permanent exhibition begins with the “Hall of Prehistory” where visitors can see remains from the Palaeolithic to the Iron Age, this room is divided into three themes: Hunters and gatherers, farmers and pastoralists and First metallurgists.
The next room, the “Hall of Roman Culture” is dedicated to the Roman world in the province of Alicante and in turn is divided into three sections: The romanization, Roman culture during the Empire with Christianity and the late Roman world.
Continuing with visit the Archeological Museum of Alicante we find the “Hall of Iberian culture” highlighting the Iberian people of the Contestani who inhabited the land of Alicante, and dividing this space into three themes: The populating and economic, craft and social aspects , religion and funerary space and the Iberians and Rome.
The next room the Archaeological Museum of Alicante is the “Living Middle Ages” which covers a period of eight centuries and is dedicated to the medieval period and the coexistence of different peoples with different religions and different socioeconomic models, finding in it the great heritage left by the Arab civilization in the province.
To end the visitors can see the “Hall of modern and contemporary culture” that corresponding to the period from 1500 until 1931.
The Visit the Archeological Museum of Alicante can be done throughout the year except Mondays that the museum is closed.
Entrance fee: 3 €
(1.50 € reduced ticket, € 4 full admission to the museum and its parks and € 2.20 full reduced)
More information about the Archaeological Museum of Alicante in: www.marqalicante.com
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