Museo Arqueológico Nacional (MAN)

The National Archaeological Museum is a public institution. Its mission is to offer the general public an accurate, attractive, interesting and critical interpretation of the objects that belonged to the different cultures which populated the Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean region, ranging from Antiquity to more recent periods, in the firm belief that a knowledge of this history can shed light on society as we know it today. It was designed to be the country's first archaeological museum, both cause and consequence of the importance of its collections and their chronological and geographic variety. Given these characteristics, the assets in its care are an invaluable source of knowledge about the peoples and cultures that have existed on the Iberian Peninsula and in the larger context of Europe and the Mediterranean, from prehistory to the 19th century.