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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.
To be honest, the displays here were not at all what I expected, but that was NOT a problem! The best way I can describe this museum is that it is an art gallery, brilliantly curated to tell the story of Madrid. It was a...More
The museum was excellently laid out and clearly done to a professional level. If you are interested in the history of Madrid in terms of city expansion and development then this is great but larger events, such as Madrids role in the war or the...More
Every great city needs a museum which tells the story and this is going a long way to doing that for Madrid.
Covers a lot of the history from 17th cent onwards. The artefacts are perhaps dry by the interactive standards of today but for...More
Chueca is the hip, gay neighbourhood of Madrid where many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses
here are explicitly racy in their signage. From the rainbow flags to the signs above the entrances of its many funky bars, to the date spot restaurants, Chueca is a vibrant and colorful place. It's always interesting to explore the different corners of Chueca by day, and by night, the area becomes a major nightlife destination when the clubs open their doors.