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Museum Madrid Guide

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This page is an essential guide to finding a museum in Madrid. Here you will find an introduction to the most popular museums, and we've also provided details of How To Travel To them, what you can see inside and how much entry tickets cost. There are also links to pages with more detailed information.

There are more than 44 museums in Madrid!

To make it easy for you, there is also a separate page with information about popular art museums in Madrid. See our Art galleries page.


The Royal Palace

Palacio Real
The Royal Palace is a must-see

The Royal Palace is one of the most visited museums in Madrid. It was built during the 17th and 18th centuries during the Bourbon era, and although it is no longer lived in by the Spanish Royal family, they still use it for state occasions. Inside you can take a tour of many of the lavish rooms.

Some of the more unusual rooms include the porcelain room, where the walls are covered completely with green and white porcelain.

Royal Palace museum Madrid

The Royal Palace (Palacio Real)
Street: Bailén

Tel: +34 91 454 8800
Official website for the Royal Palace

metroMetro: Opera (Red Line, L2) or (Green Line, L5) plus 5 minutes walk

Timetable:
October - March: Monday - Saturday 10:30 - 18:00, Sunday and Holidays 10:00 - 16:00
April - September: Monday - Sunday and Holidays 10:00 - 20:00
Entry fee: €10.00 without guide; €17.00 with guide. Children under 5 go free.
Cheap rate: €5.00 for pre-arranged school groups, old age pensioners, students and the handicapped.
FREE entry to the Royal Palace with the Madrid Card

Disabled access is available.


Lazaro Galdiano Museum, Madrid

Lazaro Galdiano Museum
A view of the Lazaro Galdiano Museum

This museum in Madrid was originally a house belonging to Jose Lazaro Galdiano, who was a writer, editor and financer. He lived from 1862 - 1947, and in this time built up an extensive art collection, together with many unusual items. For example you can see a cross-shaped pocket watch, that Charles V used to wear when he was hunting!

Lazaro Galdiano Museum, Madrid

Museum Lázaro Galdiano
Street: C/ Serrano, 122

Tel: +34 91 561 6084
Official website for Museum Lazaro Galdiano:

metroMetro: Gregorio Manañón (Orange Line, L7) or (Dark Blue Line, L10) Plus 5 minutes walk
Núñez de Balboa (Green Line, L5) Plus 10 minutes walk
Rubén Darío (Green Line, L5) Plus 10 minutes walk

Timetable: Wednesday - Monday 10:00 - 16:30
Entry fee: €4.00
FREE entry on Wednesday's
FREE entry to the museum with the Madrid Card

Disabled access available


The Museum Of America
The Museum Of America

Museum of America

This is an interesting museum that is bursting with artefacts from Spain's colonisation of the America's. It is spread over 2 floors, and many pieces have been preserved since pre-historic times.

You can see ancient Mayan parchments dating from AD 1250 and gold ornaments from Columbia. The museum has temporary exhibitions in addition to its permanent displays.


tipYou can enter for free on Sundays and also on the following dates: 18 May (International Museum Day); 12 October (National Fiesta of Spain); and 06 December (Constitution Day).


Museum of America
Street: Avda. Reyes Católicos, 6

Tel: +34 91 549 2641
Official website of Museum of America

metroMetro: Moncloa (Yellow Line, L3) or (Grey Line, L6, Circular) plus 5 minutes walk.

Timetable:
01 May - 31 October: Tuesday - Saturday: from 09:30 - 20:30
01 November - 30 April: Tuesday - Saturday: from 09:30 - 18:30
Sundays and public holidays: from 10:00 - 15:00
Closed Monday.

Entry fee: €3.00
Under 18s and over 65s enter for free.

Disabled access available


Traje Museum

This Madrid Museum is all about clothing in Spain from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. It is the only museum in the world that exhibits clothing! There are rooms with clothing from different periods, and also temporary exhibitions.

Traje Museum
Street: Avda. Juan de Herrera, 2

Tel: +34 91 550 4700
Official website of the Traje Museum

metroMetro: Moncloa (Yellow Line, L3) or (Grey Line, L6, Circular) plus 10 minutes walk. Or Ciudad Universitaria (Grey Line, L6, Circular) plus 10 minutes walk.

Timetable: Tuesday - Saturday: 09:30 -19:00
Sunday, public holidays: 10:00 - 15:00
Closed Mondays and 01 January, 06 January, 01 May, 09 November, 24 December, 25 December, 31 December
Entry fee: €3.00
Free entry with Madrid Card.
Free entry Saturday afternoons, Sundays and 18 April (World Heritage Day); 18 May (International Museum Day); 12 October (National Fiesta of Spain); and 06 December (Constitution Day).


Naval Museum, Madrid

Naval Museum in Madrid
The Naval Museum

In this museum you can see replicas of arsenal from the 18th century Spanish Navy. The history of the navy is told through paintings, weapons and charts. Each room details a different era in history, and you start with the 15th century and pass through different rooms until you reach the present day.

Naval Museum Madrid
Street: Paseo del Prado, 5.

Tel: +34 91 523 8789
Official Naval Museum website

metroMetro: Banco de España (Red Line, L2) Plus 5 minutes walk.

Timetable: From Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
Summer hours: Closed month of 19 July - 01 September.
Closed: Every Monday, 01 January, Thursday and Friday, 01 May, 15 May, 16 July, 09 November, and 24 December, 25 December and 31 December.
Entry fee: Free


Real Madrid Museum

You can see the Real Madrid museum as part of the stadium tour. The museum is extensive and is full of trophies dating back over the teams' entire history. There is also a wall of photos of all the Real Madrid players there have ever been, and autographed shirts and boots from the very first team. You make your own way around the stadium on the tour, and get to visit the VIP boxes, as well as the changing rooms.

Real Madrid Museum

Real Madrid Museum
Street: Pº de la Castellana, 144, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Puerta 3
Club Address: Avda de Concha Espina 1, 28036, Madrid

Telephone: +34 91 453 2902
Official website of Real Madrid Museum

metroMetro: Santiago Bernabéu (Blue Line, L10)

Timetable for tours: Days in which no match.
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 19:30
Sunday or Bank holidays: 10:30 - 18:30
The price of the stadium guided tour includes entry to the museum:
Children under 14 years old: €11.00
Adults: €16.00
Real Madrid Fanclub Card holders:
Children under 14 years old: €8.00
Adults: €11.00
Members: Free


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