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Museo de Historia de Madrid

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A good place to visit to get the background on Madrid. Worth finding and spending time to enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2018
Brian M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed the parts that were open

This free museum is in a beautiful building housing 3 floors of Madrid’s history. The basement has... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
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Calle Fuencarral 78 | Across the street from the Tribunal metro station, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 917 01 18 63
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum depicts the history of Madrid. It has an incredible man made replica of the old city. It's in the incredibly busy Calle Fuencarral shopping street. Lovely museum of this beautiful and incredibly lively city.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dicod712
Reviewed 9 January 2019

My family visited this museum as it was free and near our rental apartment. it was excellent. It was very informative. I learned a lot about the city of Madrid and Spain. There old maps and a great model of the city in the basement....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stargirl65
Reviewed 28 December 2018

I loved this free local museum. It is not too big, and has displays over three levels in a newly refurbished, fantastic old building. It is organised around the key historical periods, how these were formed politically, and their wider impacts on the city. This...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christopher G
Reviewed 6 December 2018

A good place to visit to get the background on Madrid. Worth finding and spending time to enjoy the displays.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

This free museum is in a beautiful building housing 3 floors of Madrid’s history. The basement has a fascinating model of Madrid dating back to the 1800s and interesting maps. The information boards are in Spanish and English and are packed full of interesting explanations...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bluesmarties
Reviewed 24 October 2018

After experiencing the grandeur of the Prado and Palacio Real, I found that this smaller, quieter and superbly maintained and thought-provoking modern museum made for an ideal change of pace on a Madrid visit. It's not flashy, but it gives a solid and extensive review...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

The museum was free so it was certainly a good deal. I think it did a good job of giving an overview of the last 400 years of Madrid history. It is a bit out of the central museum area but very easy to pop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ballardtravel
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

With English translation for all the captions and a comprehensive sweep across the city's history up to around 1920, this free museum is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SC59
Reviewed 5 October 2018

You can easily spend 2 hours there. Quite a good collection. When I went, there was a temporary exhibition going on about the 400 years old history of Plaza Mayor. The explanations are provided both in English and Spanish.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GlobalCitizen_2011
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Interesting to follow the history of the development of a city. Lots of great photos, maps etc with english explanations. Free admission too. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JulianHarris
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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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Jonathan S
27 August 2018|
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I speak very little Spanish and thought this museum awesome! not every display is in English, but the majority are.