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Museo de Cera de Madrid

Paseo Recoletos 41, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 19 93 30
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On the 14th of February 1972 the Madrid Wax Museum opened its doors. Located on the Paseo de Recoletos, it is at the start of what is known as the "golden mile" of Madrid Museums. 2,000 square metres split over two floors; it has over forty rooms in which the visitor can travel through time. Thanks to the combination of spaces, environments, lights and sounds, each person who is represented takes on a special dimension in time, which allows the visitor to stand before the character who has been recreated in the environment in which they lived... Permanently being updated, it is a Museum which contains representations of the most prominent figures today: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mariano Rajoy, Andrés Iniesta, Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, David Villa, Barack Obama, Rafa Nadal, Mario Vargas Llosa, Iker Casillas, Miley Cyrus and Sponge Bob, have been added to an exhibition in which, among hundreds of figures, you can see El Cid, Camilo José Cela, the Catholic Monarchs, Fernando Torres, Yasser Arafat, Antonio Gala and David Bisbal…, most of the contemporary characters have personally inaugurated their sculptures, which wear clothes from their personal wardrobes, for example Montserrat Caballé, Rafael Alberti, Zinedine Zidane, Antonio Gala, Lola Flores and Miguel Induraín, Joaquín Rodrigo, Severo Ochoa, Mario Vargas Llosa, Rafa Nadal, Joaquín Cortés, Iker Casillas and King Juan Carlos I. The spectacular sets, made by the best artists, are home to the figures and, combined with the Museum’s other attractions like the “Terror Train”, “Simulator” and “Multivision”, they help ensure that our visitors enjoy hours of fun and discovery. And if that’s the case, we’ve achieved our goal.
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Paseo Recoletos 41, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 19 93 30
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Some figures are virtually so real youd think they are the persons themselves. Others are terrible up yo the point of laughter. Madrids museums as a whole are absolutely world class run by a very proud people. This one on the other hand seems to...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

The wax dolls are so realistic i had a good time and beautiful photos with my girlfriend i’ll be back this year for sure !

Thank Yarin B
Reviewed 13 September 2017

one of the greatest entertaining place you must visit in Madrid to enjoy variety of things and take unforgettable and memorable photos

Thank ashraf914
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Well-organized and impressive. Has additional attractions suitable for all ages.The walk there tends to tell a story, which I liked very much ; )

Thank jokemv
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

When all the museums are closed, this is a nice alternative especially if you have children. It is entertaining with several floors & rides. It is not a Madame T. In London but still is worth a trip if you have seen all the highlights...More

Thank antoniobB3504GR
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This wax museum can do better because spain has many stories , many renown historical persons/stars/ sportman woman / kingsand his royal family. The arrangement of exhibition is not good can do better and try to understand the arrangement team, it 's just 14€ ,...More

Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The quality is nowhere near the big wax museums names in the world and the theme is a bit off compared to the others. Too creepy for kids and too poorly executed to scare or enchant the adults, the place it's not fit for any...More

Thank SoBrasov
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

What a place! We got a great discount since we stayed at a hotel near by which offered us cards with 10% off! For such a good price we got to go on a terror train, a 3D experience then to visit the wax models...More

Thank Billy M
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is truly an awful attraction. Fortunately the exhibits are so bad that they are actually really funny so you can actually have a good time, that is until you remember how much you paid to get in. How on earth this place is till...More

Thank Nicolas R
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Great you should not miss the visit I went with my whole family and we spent a great day together guessing who recognize the different characters sooner.

Thank Jmateache
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thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is
Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables
serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture
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