The old building

L'edifici antic

The historic building is a building designed by the military engineer Simon Poulet, plans which was signed in 1727 and it makes using the old bunker halfed-bury the embankment Bastion of St. John, built by Jacopo Paleazzo "The Fratín" to the late sixteenth century.

The new building

MACE

The arbitrated solution for the architect of the project and director of the work, Victor Beltran Roca analyzes seriously the planning in the area and it is at the filling of the Bastion the optimal possibility to make room for the museum's needs without overwhelming the urban landscape with new volumes.

The archaeological site of the MACE

Jaciment
The archaeological site preserved under the ground -2 floor of the museum includes items of different historical periods, the oldest buildings, with a timeline that is around the sixth century BC, are the homes of the Phoenician city. These structures, over the centuries, underwent several reforms and adaptations, the most obvious relate to the Punic period (IV-II centuries BC), and subsequently it has also been documented usage levels and structures of high imperial Roman chronology (I DC century). Finally, covering the entire industry were localized layers of neglect and arrassament of late antique period and the Lower Empire (V-VI centuries DC), during which time it detects a drop in the city. The last stages of the documented archaeological levels are burials from the Islamic period, the timing of which is in the X-XII centuries.