One of the great attractions that in the coming months you will be able to visit in your tourist trip to Madrid is undoubtedly the exhibition of Tutankhamun, the Tomb and its Treasures, what until October 17 you can visit in Hall 12 of the Country House.
(UPGRADE The exhibition extends its opening dates to the public until January 16, 2011)
While all the original objects and pieces that were found in his day in the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun they are in Cairo, to make this great exhibition a great reconstruction work has been carried out, so that in the visit to the Tutankhamun exhibition you can see a replica of the three burial chambers that made up that grave.
The young man's grave Pharaoh Tutankhamon, who died more than 3.30 years ago, has historically acquired so much fame because it has been the only one of the Valley of the Kings in Egypt that was not totally sacked by thieves.
Information panel of Howard Carter in the anteroom of the Tutankhamun Exhibition in Madrid
Besides, his discovery in 1922 by the British archaeologist Howard Carter It had a great media impact worldwide because of the great importance of the treasures that were brought to light.
The golden mask of pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the tomb, is currently one of the main icons of the Egyptian world, and is the image of the legend of the supposed curse that followed that discovery.
In the Tutankhamun exhibition that remains in Madrid until January 16, 2011, and whose visit can take you a minimum of an hour and a half, you can see the original arrangement of the different objects found in the three main chambers of the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh.
Replica of the antechamber of the Tomb of the Pharaoh at the Tutankhamun Exhibition in Madrid
Further, the exhibition shows more than 1,000 replicas of the most valuable objects found therein, carefully made by more than one hundred different artisans. You can also see two audiovisuals ten minutes dedicated to Tutankhamun and Howard Carter.
He price of admission includes the audio guide, which is essential to tour the exhibition, because only through it you can hear the sound of the different videos of the Tutankhamon exhibition.
Figure of a god from the Tomb of the Pharaoh at the Tutankhamun Exhibition in Madrid
During your visit you can take pictures For private use of all exhibits, of course, without using flash or tripod.
The exhibition has previously toured other European cities, such as Munich or Barcelona, the latter city where it was from June to October 2009.
Container for cosmetic ointments at the Tutankhamun Exhibition in Madrid
Schedule of the Tutankhamun exhibition in Madrid
He visiting hours at the Tutankhamun exhibition in Madrid It is every day from 10 to 20 hours, except Friday and Saturday, which is from 10 to 22 hours. The last hour of admission is between an hour and an hour and a half before closing time.
How to avoid queues to enter the Tutankhamun exhibition
Since the exhibition of Tutankhamun in Madrid has limited the number of people who can simultaneously tour it, on the weekends and in the evenings of the working days long queues can be formed for access to it.
Therefore, it is advisable to make the advance purchase of tickets, either online, on the phone 902 585 125 or in the ATM network of Caja Madrid. In this way you can choose a preset time slot for your visit to the exhibition.
Pharaoh's throne at the Tutankhamun Exhibition in Madrid
Ticket prices to the Tutankhamun exhibition
The prices of the exhibition tickets vary according to the day of the week. On Mondays it costs 10 euros for adults, and from Tuesday to Sundays and holidays the price is 14 euros. There are discounts for children up to 14 years, pensioner, students and family groups.
How to get to the Tutankhamun exhibition
The most advisable thing is to approach the exhibition by subway. You get off at the El Lago station, on line 10, and bordering the El Lago pool you go up to the Glass Pavilion of the Country House, just in front is the Hall 12 where the Tutankhamun exhibition is located.
If you prefer to go by car, you can arrive by El Lago or from Avenida de Extremadura, crossing the avenue of Portugal, and you arrive at the Crystal Palace, in whose surroundings you can park for free.
Chest at the Tutankhamun Exhibition in Madrid
More information about the Tutankhamun exhibition in Madrid
- Official website of the Tutankhamun exhibition in Madrid
- Pharaoh Tutankhamun on Wikipedia
- Tour and experiences of the visit to the Tutankhamun exhibition in Madrid
- Photo Gallery of the Tutankhamun Exhibition at the Casa de Campo in Madrid
- Video of the Tutankhamun Exhibition at the Casa de Campo in Madrid
- Detail of ticket prices for the Tutankhamun exhibition in Madrid
- Advance purchase of tickets: online, by phone 902 585 125; Caja Madrid ATM network