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Terracotta Army Exhibition at Fernán Gómez Cultural Center, until April 20

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Terracotta Army Exhibition at the Fernán Gómez center in Madrid

During my Trip to china A few years ago, I had the fortune of visit in Xian the Terracotta Warrior Army excavations, and apart from being considered as World Heritage by UnescoI assure you that it is one of the Wonders of the World.

As an appetizer for a possible trip to Xian, and to learn about the impressive history of this incredible army of terracotta figures, in Madrid you still have time until April 20 to visit the exposition Terracotta Army (Terracotta Army), at Fernán Gómez exhibition center, in the Plaza de Colón, after its closing date has been extended twice.

It is a great exhibition with more than 150 life-size replicas, which has already visited other European cities, the last one, The Hague, and that its permanence in Madrid will travel to the United States.

In it you can see, first, replicas of some of the objects found in the Xian excavations.


Replica of Pit 1 at the Terracotta Army exhibition in Madrid

It was in the year 209 B.C. when around the mausoleum of the first Chinese emperor, of the dynasty Qin, the impressive terracotta army was buried, with thousands of warrior figures, horses, cars, etc., of which only a small part, some 7,000 figures, has been brought to light.

And keep in mind that the exact location of the said mausoleum remains to be located and opened; It is one of the great jewels pending to be discovered by archeology in the world.

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As you go through the Terracotta Army exhibition, in the main room you can see in detail the replicas of some of the figures, where you can see that each of them is different in their uniform, their face, etc. It is one of the things that surprises you most when you see the huge live army.

You will also find numerous informative panels that give the exhibition a very didactic character.


Warrior in Terracotta Army exhibition in Madrid

The most prominent corner of the exhibition of the Plaza de Colón it is the room where a small area of ​​the Pit 1 of the Xian excavations, the main and most impressive for its dimensions.

Through an audiovisual presentation, in that room the different characteristics of the army are shown and the history and curiosities about it are told.

Obviously, the incredible sensation of magnitude that it produces when visit the Terracotta Warriors in Xian you will not have it during your visit to the Fernán Gómez center exhibition, but it is a good snack to introduce you to its history.


Object in Terracotta Army exhibition in Madrid

Terracotta Army exhibition schedule

The visiting hours of the Terracotta Army exhibition they are, from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays and holidays, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with last access one hour before closing.

On New Year's and Christmas days the schedule is from 4.30pm to 9pm, and on Monday the exhibition is closed to the public.

Visits are carried out with access every half hour as the maximum simultaneous capacity does not exceed 250 people.

The ticket prices they are, adults, 7 euros during the week, and 9 euros from Friday to Sunday; Children up to 12 years, 5 euros, and children under 4 years, free admission. Prices for students, unemployed, disabled and retired, 6 euros. The audio guide rental costs 2 euros.

Photos Terracotta Army exhibition

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