The Tarragona National Archaeological Museum was created in the first half of the nineteenth century. It is located in the Plaza de la Font, in the upper part of the city of Tarragona. And it is too one of the oldest Museums in Catalonia and the best rated in terms of recovery and dissemination of the Roman past. It is the perfect place for lovers of history and archeology.
The Museum has four floors for exhibitions in which are displayed different rooms, sculptures, mosaics, architecture, ceramics, household and military utensils, amphorae, clothing, funerary objects, coins and remains of other findings. Many of these pieces come from important monumental areas of the Roman Tarraco such as theaters, circus, amphitheater and forum. Probably, the highlight of the Tarragona National Archaeological Museum are its sculptures and Roman mosaics.
In the Room 1, you can see a small documentary of 15 minutes. Also a well preserved fragment of the Roman wall. In Room 2, there is all about architecture and vestiges of Roman public buildings and in Room 3 are mosaics and Roman pavements.
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In Room 4 are the everyday objects from the Roman era. The Room 5 holds the theme “Tarraco y el mar” (Tarraco and the sea) with many pieces related to the port of Tarraco and the close relationship of the city with the sea. There are also the sculpture rooms: La Escultura Romana (VI), La Schola collegium fabrum (VII), Las Villas Urbanas (VIII), La Escultura Funeraria (IX) and Poblamiento Rural: la villa de Els Munts (X), a Roman villa found in a hill near the coast and the mouth of the river Gaià that was engaged in agricultural production, their goods were transported through the port of Tarragona and Via Augusta.
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