The Archaeological Museum

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  • 95% of people who visit Sparti include The Archaeological Museum in their plan

  • 49.23% of people start their The Archaeological Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see The Archaeological Museum

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

92.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Archaeological Museum

People normally club together "dimitrios" Shipwreck and Greece while planning their visit to The Archaeological Museum.

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The Archaeological Museum Reviews & Ratings

  • It's ok. Average

  • If you are into your history then you should visit this place. Some of the artifacts are in superb condition and are stunning

  • Nice but too small museum, very nice sculptures and mosaics. Very helpful custos.

  • The Sparta Archaeological Museum, designed by architect G. Katsaros, is allegedly "the first Greek Museum built in a provincial town" (1874-76).The historical study of Sparta's antiquities begins in the late 1720s, when Michel Fourmont (1690–1746) tours Greece to study the inscriptions, but without making archaeological excavations. Archaeological studies of Ludovico Ross (1806-1859) followed at Menelio and some tombs. The few finds originally gathered in the church of Agios Panteleimonas were transferred to the town hall, where they were destroyed by fire. In 1872 the Archaeological Society sent the archaeologist Panagiotis Stamatakis to record the various findings that were scattered in private homes and throughout the area. Within two years the collection grew and concentrated in the Gymnasium courtyard, from where it was transferred to the newly built building of the Archaeological Museum. The Sparta Archaeological Museum was founded in 1875 and is housed in a neoclassical building that was designed by architect G. Katsaros and was intended for a "Museum Store".

  • This is one of many similar museums in Greece. A great range of local artefacts displayed in a non chronological and non thematic manner. Much priceless materialThere is a lot of statues and pottery. Their priced possession is the statue of Leonidas from ancient times. It depicts a smiling Hoplite. Support the local museum and go see it.

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