Archaeological museum of the city of Alicante.

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Museo Arqueológico de Alicante

Top choice in Alicante

This museum has a strong collection of ceramics and Iberian art. Exhibits are displayed to give the visitor a very visual, high-tech experience, and it's all beautifully presented. There are also high-quality temporary exhibitions.

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