National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona

 Tourist information about the Archaeological Museum of Tarragona
National Archaeological Museum. Photography: Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez
The Tarragona National Archaeological Museum is a public center for the conservation and dissemination of material testimonies that illustrate the historical and monumental importance of the ancient Roman city of Tarraco, capital of one of the most extensive provinces of the Roman Empire, and daily life in The Iberian Peninsula during the Ancient Age. The collections constitute an obligatory reference for the study of the Roman Tarragona.
Created in 1848 from collections of artifacts found in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, the MNAT is the oldest archaeological museum in Catalonia. Most part of its collection have been recovered in the last 150 years, as a result of the excavations carried out in the Paleocristian Necropolis and in the Forum of the Colony, or thanks to the casual findings generated by the great urban expansion of Tarragona. After being housed for more than a hundred years in an old convent of Santo Domingo in the Fontain Square, in 1960 the museum has been moved to the building currently occupied, built over a section of the Roman wall preserved today to the basement.
The Tarragona National Archaeological Museum also manages other centers such as the Paleocristian Necropolis, the Roman Theater, the Roman villa of Els Munts, the Roman villa of Centcelles, and the monuments of the Arc de Barà and the Tower of the Scipios. Permanent exhibition
The museum has four floors destined to exhibit its collections. The material exhibited includes numerous architectural elements, mosaics, ceramics, domestic and military tools, amphoras, furniture, dresses, funerary objects and coins. Among the most important pieces are the famous floor mosaic of the Medusa, the best mosaic found in Tarraco, the Mosaic of the Fishes, the the Lions Sarcophagus and the official portrait of the Emperor Lucius Verus.
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Contact
MNAT
Address: 5 Plaça del Rei - Tarragona 43003
Tel.: +34 977 236 209
Fax: +34 977 236 211
E-mail: secretaria.mnat@gencat.cat
Website: www.mnat.cat
Timetable
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Timetable
In summer (June - September)
Tuesday to Friday: 9.30am to 8.30pm.
Sundays and public holidays: 10am to 2pm.
The rest of the year
Tuesday to Friday: 9.30am to 6pm.
Sundays and public holidays: 10am to 2pm.

Closed: Mondays, January 1, May 1, December 25 and 26.
Prices
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Prices
General admission: 4.50 €
Reduced admission (over 65, under 25, pensioners, families, people with disabilities): 3.50 €
Special reduced admission (groups of students with teacher with prior reservation made between July 1 and August 31, large and single parent families): 2 €
Under 8 years old, groups of students accompanied by prophesors with prior reservation, unemployed people, professional tourist guides: free admission
The last Tuesday of each month, from October to June: free admission.
Public transport
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Public transport
Bus. Lines 1, 1E, 8, 9 and 21.
Location
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Location
GPS: 41°06'60.0"N 1°15'31.2"E / 41.116662, 1.258677
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