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“Hidden away but a museum of importance”

Municipal Museum of Antequera
Ranked #9 of 55 things to do in Antequera
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“Hidden away but a museum of importance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

If you go down to the fountain in the centre of Antequera and then into one of the streets you will find the museum. You could go to the tourist office which is on the corner. The museum is one side of a square. Ask to make sure you have found it. The museum is deceptively large and very well laid out. Many people come to gaze at the bronze boy unearthed not so long ago by a farmer. It is one of the best example of a young nude boy in existence. But there are other treasures to be seen and you can spend time looking at Etruscan remains or items used recently with painting and artefacts.
Like may public buildings the museum is closed in the afternoon and one day a week but it is still worth going along to see it. Afterwards retrace your steps up the hill and reward yourself with lunch or tapas at the cafe at the top. It is a magnificent view of the old Roman city. Andalusia at her best simmering in the sun surrounded by olive trees and orange blossom.

Visited April 2013
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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“Diverse, spacious museum in beautiful building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

The first attraction we visited after the tourist info (it is near). The building, an old palazzo is beautiful and helps atmosphere-wise.
We went to see the archaeological items, but enjoyed all the rest as well. A bit more information would have been nice, but still, it was a nice, cool place on a hot summer day to learn about the area (especially if you climb up to the alcazaba afterwards), the history, the digs, the way people experience religion around here, but also the way people experience art. I did like the paintings on the topfloor.

Visited May 2013
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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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“Really worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

A museum on three floors which is well worth the small entrance fee. On the ground floor are megalithic remains, working up to modern art on the top floor. The Roman bronze boy, discovered in 1952, is absolutely amazing.

Visited June 2013
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Malaga, Spain
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“Very Good Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

The star attraction of the Municipal Museum is the Ephebe, the statue of a Roman youth that is one of the most beautiful bronze Roman statues in Europe. I went to Madrid in April and saw the exhibition of Pompeii at the Arte Canal and was surprised that they had borrowed this statue for the exhibition. It is really a great statue.

Visited June 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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3 attraction reviews
“Unexpected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

We stumbled upon this museum while wandering around Antequera. It is in a restored palazzo and features a surprising collection of artifacts and artwork spanning millenia, all from the immediate vicinity

Visited December 2012
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