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Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona

Tarragona

The Museu Arqueològic de Tarragona building in Plaça del Rei

The Museu Arqueològic de Tarragona building in Plaça del Rei

THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR WORKS. WHILE REFORMING THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE MUSEUM IN PLAÇA DEL REI, YOU CAN VISIT THE TARRACO / MNAT SYNTHESIS EXHIBITION, AT TINGLADO 4 OF THE PORT OF TARRAGONA, WHERE YOU WILL DISCOVER EIGHT CENTURIES OF THE HISTORY OF TARRACO THROUGH A REPRESENTATIVE SELECTION OF THE COLLECTION OF THE MNAT.

 

The Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona is the oldest of its kind in Catalonia. The collection took shape in the first half of the 19th century, and has always been at the centre of the recovery and conservation of Tarragona’s archaeological heritage and that of the city’s hinterland.
Thanks to the historical and monumental importance of the Roman city of Tarraco, as the capital of Hispania Citerior, and the other archaeological sites in the region, the Museum possesses a wealth of archaeological material that evokes the Romanisation process of the Iberian peninsula.
While some of the pieces in the Museum formed part of collections from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, most of the material has been discovered in the last 150 years as a consequence of the construction of the modern port and, in recent years, of the extraordinary growth of the city itself.

SPACES

<p>View of Room I, with part of the preserved wall&nbsp;<em>in situ</em><em>&nbsp;</em>and a selection of epigraphs.</p>
Roman wall - Epigraphy
Roman wall - Epigraphy
<p>Room II with constructive and decorative elements from Tarraco&rsquo;s main public buildings .</p>
Roman architecture
Roman architecture
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3. From a military base to Augustus’ capital
3. From a military base to Augustus’ capital
<p>Room devoted to the mosaics of Tarraco and its hinterland.</p>
Roman mosaic
Roman mosaic
<p>View of the room devoted to items from everyday life.</p>
Items of everyday use
Items of everyday use
<p>View of the room devoted to Tarraco and the sea.</p>
Tarraco and the sea
Tarraco and the sea
<p>View of the room devoted to Roman sculpture in Tarraco.</p>
Roman sculpture
Roman sculpture
<p>View of the room devoted to the <em>Schola of the Collegium Fabrum</em>.</p>
The Schola of the Collegium Fabrum
The Schola of the Collegium Fabrum
<p>view of the room devoted to the urban villas of Tarraco.</p>
Urban villas
Urban villas
<p>View of the room devoted to funeral monuments in Tarraco.</p>
Funeral sculpture
Funeral sculpture
<p>View of the room devoted to the construction and decorative elements of the Roman villa at Els Munts (Altafulla).</p>
The rural population: Els Munts and the area around Tarraco
The rural population: Els Munts and the area around Tarraco

OBJECTS

<p>Detail of the remains&nbsp;<em>in situ</em>&nbsp;of the Roman wall.</p>
Section of the walls
Section of the walls
<p><em>Clipeus</em> featuring the divinity Jupiter-Ammon, 1st century AD, marble from&nbsp;Luni-Carrara, 120 cm diameter</p>
Monumental medallion
Monumental medallion
<p>Sculpture of a figure wearing a toga, 1st century BC, stone from El Med&ograve;l/sold&oacute;, 154 x 52 x 44 cm.</p>
Figure wearing a toga
Figure wearing a toga
<p>Sarcophagus depicting the rape of Proserpine, 2nd-3rd centuries AD, El Procon&eacute;s stone, 66 x 186 x 57 cm.</p>
Sarcophagus of the Rape of Pro...
Sarcophagus of the Rape of Proserpine
<p>Fish Mosaic, found at the villa of Callipolis, 3rd century AD,&nbsp;<em>opus tessellatum</em>, 4.5&nbsp;&times; 6.25 m</p>
Fish mosaic
Fish mosaic

EXTENSIONS

<p>View of the Palaeo-Christian necropolis of Tarragona, preserved&nbsp;<em>in situ</em>.</p>
Palaeo-Christian Necropolis an...
Palaeo-Christian Necropolis and Museum
<p>View of the bathhouse of the Roman villa at Els Munts.</p>
Roman villa of Els Munts
Roman villa of Els Munts
<p>View of the present-day fa&ccedil;ade of the monumental building in Centcelles (Constant&iacute;).</p>
Centcelles
Centcelles
<p>View of the Ber&agrave; arch (Roda de Ber&agrave;).</p>
Arch of Berà
Arch of Berà
<p>View of the Scipios&rsquo; Tower.</p>
The Tower of the Scipios
The Tower of the Scipios
<p>View of the Roman theatre, showing the remains of the seating that have survived and part of <em>thescaenae frons</em>.</p>
Roman theatre
Roman theatre
Tinglado 4
Tinglado 4
Tinglado 4

INFORMATION

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http://www.mnat.cat
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mnat@gencat.cat

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