Archaeological Museum of Alicante

Located in the Plaza Dr. Gómez Ulla, the fantastic Archaeological Museum Of Alicante is also referred to as MARQ (Museo Arqueológico de Alicante) and set in a grand building with a surprisingly modern interior. Although a professional institute and important educational building for the city and province's schools and universities, MARQ also offers an interesting experience for the general public and visitors to the city.

Archaeological Museum of Alicante

The general exhibition space highlights the geography and varied nature of the area and continues to take visitors on a journey through history in its various galleries devoted to prehistory, Iberian times, Roman times, the Medieval Age and Modern periods.

One of the benefits of visiting museums in these modern times is the fact that we no longer have to scroll through endless historical documents to gain knowledge and get a feel for what we are looking at. The data bases of the Archaeological Museum Of Alicante are linked to the various galleries exhibitions via modern interactive consoles and audio visual presentations, providing detailed information on the natural habitat and way of life of the various cultures showcased in the museum, as well as details and descriptions of the hundreds of fascinating objects on display.

Museum Services

The redevelopment of the Archaeological Museum Of Alicante now means it is not just a place of learning, but a venue for a whole host of business and leisure pursuits. Its lovely gardens cover a space of 2,500 sq/m and is often the venue for outdoor exhibits, poetic and literary recitals, plays, concerts, gala dinners and wine tasting evenings.

The conference hall is another well utilised space with a capacity for 200 guests, comfortable seating, private rooms and the latest audiovisual system making it popular for conventions, press conferences, product launches, seminars, corporate events, workshops and social events. There is a full catering service available with waiting staff and interpreters, and a restaurant for members of the public open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 – 22:00.

Aquopolis Water Park

A favourite attraction to enjoy during a Spanish summer holiday is a visit to a water park, and the Costa Blanca has several including the thrilling Aquopolis Water Park.