Archaeological Museum


Information of interest:

The Archaeological Museum of the city is located in the upper premises of the Castle. The building is known as the “Palau del governador” (Governor’s Palace), this enclosure has dimensions of 190 mand stands out for its verticality (windows higher than wide, etc.).

The museum has arranged its rooms according to the city’s development, from its earliest origins until the 18th Century, divided into four areas which correspond to the different ages of its development:

  • Iberian Age: Iberian settlement (l’Alt de Benimaquia ruins, etc.) and beginning of the Roman colonization.
  • Roman Age: The city of Dianium and its evolution.
  • Muslim Age: The city of Daniya and the importance of the Taifa Kingdom of Dénia.
  • Christian Age: The city during the 13th – 18th Centuries.

Dénia’s history and archaeology are intimately linked to its port activity and it was an essential trading city from where ships navigated the Mediterranean Sea.

The four areas exhibit pieces that form the basis of a museographic proposal always linked to the sea and to the relations between cultures, stand out: the balsamarium representing the god Mercury (2nd century BC), the collection of Islamic bronzes, many of them of oriental origin (11th-12th centuries), the Ataifor depicting an Andalusian nave from Qayrawân, the Tresor de Les Rotes from the 15th century, the numismatic collection or the Andalusian ceramics produced locally or imported.

Opening hours:

Every day (Except 25/12 and 01/01) . The 24th & the 31st December, closed in the afternoon.

  • From November to March: from 10:30 to 13:30 h / from 15:30 to 17:45 h.
  • From April to May: from 11:00 to 13:00 h / from 16:00 to 18:45 h.
  • June: from 11:00 to 13:00 h / from 16:30 to 19:15 h.
  • From 1 July to 15 September: from 10:30 to 22 h (Except Sundays closed from 13:30 to 15 h).
  • From 16 to 30 September: from 10:30 to 13:30 h / from 15:30 to 19:45 h.
  • October: from 10:15 to 14:00 h / from 15:30 to 18:15 h.

Free access, included at the entrance of the Castle.
The Archaeological Museum does not have an accessibility ramp.

Further information (in Spanish)  HERE

C/ San Francesc, s/n

Tel.: 96 642 06 56 / 96 642 02 60