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Exhibition of Alexander the Great in the Canal Arte Center of the Plaza de Castilla

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Canal Arte Center in the Plaza de Castilla in Madrid

Until May 3, 2011 can visit in Madrid the exhibition of a great historical character, in line with others exhibitions that in recent times have had a large influx of public, as were those of Xian warriors, Pharaoh, Treasures of World Cultures wave of Tutankhamon.

It's about the exposition Alexander the Great, Meeting with the East, which is celebrated in the Canal Art Center of the Canal de Isabel II, in the Plaza de Castilla, from December 3.

In the exhibition of Alexander the Great in Madrid A tour of the expeditions and conquests of Alexander the Great is made for 12 years in Asia.

Thus, the rooms are organized in chronological order, according to the conquest campaigns of Alexander the Great. In your visit you will find rooms dedicated to Greece, the Persian Empire, Babylon, the culture in Babylon, the army of Alexander the Great, Kurgansol, Hellenism in the East, Central Asia and, finally, Spain.

To make this historic tour we have the collaboration of prestigious museums in the world that have yielded 330 objects and artistic works.

These museums include the British museum from London the State of Oriental Art from Moscow, from Archeology from Sofia, the State Museums from Berlin, several archeological museums of Greece, he Vienna Museumand that of Oriental art of Rome.

Among the most prominent pieces of the exhibition of Alexander the Great in Madrid are the reliefs in enameled bricks of the Gate of the Lions of Babylon, treasures of the royal necropolis of Macedonia, various portraits of the conqueror, the first Buddha figures of Hindu art, and carved ivory pieces of Afghanistan.

But this exhibition has another great attraction for visitors, a 3D movie expressly made on the occasion of it. With the title Alexandria, Alejandro's dream, has been made by the production company specializing in visual effects that has been awarded the Goya award for several films, such as Agoraby Alejandro Amenabar.

The film is shown in a small cinema that has been built for this purpose on the outer esplanade of the Canal Art Center, with capacity for 140 spectators.

The Visiting hours of the exhibition of Alexander the Great in Madrid They are from Monday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. At Christmas time, the exhibition closes at 2 pm on December 24 and 31, and is closed on December 25 and January 1.

The Ticket prices for the exhibition of Alexander the Great They are 6 euros for adults, and 3 euros for people over 65, students and large families, in the case of the joint entrance to the exhibition and the 3D movie.

If you choose to visit them separately, the prices are 3 and 2 euros, respectively. Admission is free for unemployed, disabled and student groups.

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