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“Very liberating!!”
Review of Museo Tiflologico

Museo Tiflologico
Ranked #313 of 757 things to do in Madrid
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Very liberating!!”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

A wonderful experience to be invited to touch the art in a museum, nice collection of bronze, stone and textile pieces. Lovely space and experience. The large models of Spanish and international buildings are probably more interesting for children.

Visited October 2013
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Umea, Sweden
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149 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
Reviewed 12 October 2012

Museo Tiflologico (Museum for the Blind) is hosted and run by ONCE (the Spanish organisation for visually impaired). It's not in the heart of Madrid, but easily reached with the metro. It's certainly worth the trouble to go there.

The highlight of the museum is the models of famous monuments in Spain and the World. In this museum, you can touch everything, since it is for the blind. Although, it's as amazing if you can see and close (or cover) your eyes and use your hands to touch.

The museum also displays art works (mostly sculptures) made by visually impaired artists. There are also a section about the development of Braille and the history of ONCE.

I truly recommend a visit!

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very interesting!”
Reviewed 13 September 2012

Check the hours as I believe they are closed between 2 - 4 PM. This was such an interesting visit for us - the staff are extremely helpful and this is such a thoughtful museum. The exhibition was of popular European and global monuments (think: Eiffel Tower). Welcome to take photos although we were advised by the staff that the preference is for blind guests to touch the exhibits. Interesting nonetheless and well worth a visit if you are in Madrid!

Visited August 2012
1 Thank unicorngal
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Miami, Florida
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“I am not blind, but really appreciated this museum”
Reviewed 6 August 2011

This museum was just amazing to me. I went with a group of 16 and although none of us are blind the staff was very informing and let us take pictures, touch, etc...also provided us with so much information. Very clean, they have four different collections. Going to this museum will definately open your eyes to what we take for granted each day. The monuments collection was my favorite! Free entrance and orientations!

Visited May 2011
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