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Museo de Historia de Madrid

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A good place to visit to get the background on Madrid. Worth finding and spending time to enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian M
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed the parts that were open

This free museum is in a beautiful building housing 3 floors of Madrid’s history. The basement has... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Bluesmarties
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Calle Fuencarral 78 | Across the street from the Tribunal metro station, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place to visit to get the background on Madrid. Worth finding and spending time to enjoy the displays.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ballardtravel
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

With English translation for all the captions and a comprehensive sweep across the city's history up to around 1920, this free museum is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SC59
Reviewed 5 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GlobalCitizen_2011
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Interesting to follow the history of the development of a city. Lots of great photos, maps etc with english explanations. Free admission too. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JulianHarris
Reviewed 28 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank socagirl99
Reviewed 14 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Chueca
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
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I speak very little Spanish and thought this museum awesome! not every display is in English, but the majority are.
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