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“Great museum but no English explanation”
Review of Museo de Zaragoza

Museo de Zaragoza
Ranked #21 of 193 things to do in Zaragoza
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Owner description: El Museo de Zaragoza ofrece al visitante un recorrido desde la Prehistoria hasta el siglo XX en sus diferentes secciones. Entrada gratuita
Reviewed 5 July 2014

The museum is really interesting: telling the history and art of Zaragoza since the roman times.
But, as in so many places, no English explanation of all the boards, so a lot is lost. The brochure is bare minimum to know what you are looking at.

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

I live next to Plaza de los Sitios and so am located extremely close to Museo de Zaragoza. I've spent many afternoons just wandering through the halls of this museum simply because it's so close and it's free but it's always been a pleasure. Something about it is very relaxing and they have a few wonderful rooms dedicated to Goya which comprise one of the best collections of the work of one of Spain's most important artists. Goya grew up in Fuendetodos, a pueblo of Zaragoza, and is consequentially a hometown hero. His work can be seen in La Basilica del Pilar as well. The collection in Museo Ibercaja is better and clearly the best of his work is displayed in Prado, but even still, the work on display in Museo de Zaragoza can not be sneezed at and admission is free. For this alone, this museum is worth a visit; to see a respectable body of work from one of Spain's greatest artist's in his hometown for the price of gratis.

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Zaragoza has certainly made the most of its Roman remains - not extensive but including some of very high quality. Furthermore, the museum is in a pleasant square and is worth the short walk. Two Goyas upstairs

Date of experience: March 2014
1  Thank Roger D
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

Although a bit further away than other attractions it is located in a very pleasant area of the town and it is certainly worth the effort to get there.
Nothing really striking but a good testimonial of the history of Zaragoza. The main attractions are the Roman section and the Goya exhibition. It's a free entry museum and it is amazing to see that they also have little security (we didn't see any at all) and you can touch (or damage!) all the works of art without any kind of restraint. It is also a pity that the museum seems to be more for the domestic market: there is very little explanation in English and also the staff only speaks Spanish.

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

The Museo de Zaragoza is located at Plaza de los Sitios, 6. This is the best fine arts museum in Zaragoza. The building was built in 1908 for the Hispano-Francesa Exhibition as the Pavilion of the Arts, and the architects were Ricardo Magdalena and Julio Bravo. The façade shows the Allegories dedicated to the Arts, Commerce and Industry. There are also medallions that represent the artists of that era. The museum has an archaeological section that has exhibits dating from Prehistoric times to the Moorish times. The Fine Arts section has collections of painting and sculptures, ceramics, and stamps that cover the period from Roman times to art of the 20th century. The patio is quite large and has many copies of famous Roman sculptures. There are several very good Roman mosaics that are hung on the walls of the museum. There is a very good reconstruction of a room of Villa Fortunatus from Calle Añon. There are also some Japanese prints that are very good. In 1962 this museum was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument.

Date of experience: October 2012
3  Thank BennyMalaga
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