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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.