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“Interesting experience, but not extraordinary”

Museo de Cera de Madrid
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Ranked #372 of 837 things to do in Madrid
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Not so grand as Madame Tussaud in London, for instance, but Spanish history is well presented, both ancient and more recent times, interesting interiors from Maurish era, the scenes with Columbus, Cervantes and the conquerers of the New World are interesting, the original part is how they recreated famous pantings of great Spanish artists. There was a sort of a horror train which we didn't manage to visit (we were at a late hour and when they announced the last ride they said that visitors who didn't manage to do it could extend their tickets for the next day, or so we understood, but it was not possible, after all). The admission tickets cost almost as much as in London, so not sure it's really worth the visit, but if you are in Madrid with a smaller child as we were, this is one of the things you can do, it's not so far from Prado and Navy museum, walking distance, about 10-15 minutes.

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Visited with my partner and some friends during our holiday in Madrid. It is an average wax museum, and the quality of some of these wax works is low standard, however it shows parts of Spain's history that you won't find in other wax museums like for example Christopher Colombus and the red indians, etc... They also have famous Spanish artists and their paintings made in wax figures like Goya and Picasso. Famous crimes on the second floor, some pirates of the caribbean and dracula hall. One can go with friends to spend some time and have some laughs or take the children.

However, don't expect much.

There are other activities at this museum such as a "terror train" which is not scary in the slightest, a rollercoaster stimulator which was great fun. Unfortunately, the cinematic presentation on the history of Spain was not available as works were being carried out.

Free priority entrance with a Madrid Card to this venue as well as many more! Worth looking into, can buy 24, 48, 72 hours worth of use.

Thank minafs
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Yes, it is good, but somewhat incomplete. The Wax museum is not the best.
You can have a good time and take photos. Nothing special. Famous people inside (wax). every year more and more famous character are added. Madrid has many atraction !

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Reviewed 1 March 2014

This waxworks museum is a way to pass the time, especially if it is raining... Many of the waxworks are of Spanish historical figures, so may be unknown to visitors, and the ones we would probably all know, sometimes bear only a passing resemblance to who they are meant to be. Nevertheless, it's worth a visit, if you want something to do, that is indoors.

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Reviewed 15 February 2014

We liked the museum because have several famous figures and the children, including teenagers enjoyed. ALso the have a few more attraction in the museum like the terror train and the simulator. I would say that if you have time, go if you are visiting with family. Buy tickets online. It takes about 2 hours to visit all attractions.

Thank Julio B
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