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“Multimedia museum”

MARQ Archaeological Museum of Alicante
Ranked #5 of 141 things to do in Alicante
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

The museum is close to the MARQ tram stop but is quite a walk from the town, just follow the main road, it takes about 30 minutes. The adult entrance fee was 3 euros.

You could easily spend at least a couple of hours or more in the museum. The exhibits are described in Spanish with a one-line summary in English. The items (pots, coins, clothes, jewelry, artwork, etc.) are in spacious rooms in chronological order. There are interactive descriptions of the exhibits on DVD and videos available in some rooms. They could do with some benches in the rooms though there is bench seating in the corridor. The opening hours are on their website.

The temporary exhibition El Reino de la Sal (to January 2014) was on the ancient Hallstatt salt mine in Austria (not Spain!) and was very interesting and informative.

The café in the courtyard does food and drinks, the price of the tea and coffee with milk was only 1 euro 30 (black coffee even cheaper at 1 euro).

If you fancy a bit of shopping when you’re near the museum, the Plaza Mar 2 shopping centre is close by, if you go there by tram you will have already seen it. If you’re leaving the museum, turn left out of the gate and left again into the next road, then straight ahead; you will see a footbridge over to the right which is how you walk to the centre.

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Reviewed 14 June 2013

visual and sound very good but exhibits labelling to small to read also no english. buy a combined ticket to 2 other archaeology sites

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Reviewed 5 June 2013

This museum won an Innovation award in 2004. The building is immaculate. In summer it is open 10am-7pm and the ticket is good for the whole day though it can be visited in about one/one and a half hours. Please note that the information provided with displays is in Catellan and Spanish only. I noted that there is an audio available but that option was not offered to me and I do not know in what language it is available. As this is school field trip time, I got a real feel for the importance of the museum for local kids i.e. to instill a love/curiosity for archeology. It is really nice that it incorporates reproductions of excavations along with visuals. Really appreciated the temporary exhibit on various aspects of archeology (gives children a window into possible careers). the guides (school visits) were excellent and the children totally taken by what they were seeing/hearing. The gift shop is a disappointment unless you are looking for speciality books.

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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Alicante has more to offer than just Castle, Beach and Shopping: the MARQ. Go there and learn about Alicantes history, walk along the displays, see the movies and dive into ancient times. Unfortunately, english explanations are very few, and very basic. The english audioguide may compensate. Otherwise, you can practise and improve you spanish skills ;-))

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Reviewed 18 May 2013

It took me a while to get to MARC - three or four tries over a period of 3 months. Don't try driving there - you'll never find anywhere to park! Luckily, this time, I was staying in a hotel in Alicante which, although in the centre of the city, was within walking distance. The building is beautiful, the staff helpful and the displays (with spoken interpretation) stunning and informative. Get up to the walkways with digital panoramas of the area over the millennia and look down on archeological finds. Definitely worth a visit - and it's cheap!

Thank Liz G
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