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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 with green and white porcelain.

Royal Palace museum Madrid

Palacio Real de Madrid
Calle de Bailén
28071 Madrid, España.

Tel:  +34 91 454 8700
Official website for the Royal Palace

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

October - March: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
April - September: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00
Entry fee:  €11.00  without guide;  €15.00  with guide. Children under 5 go free.
Cheap rate:  €6.00  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 financier. 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

Museo Lázaro Galdiano
Calle de Serrano, 122
28006 Madrid, España.

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:  Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 16:30
Sunday: 10:00 - 15:00
Monday: Closed
Entry fee:  €6.00
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.

tip You 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).

Museo de América
Avenida Reyes Católicos, 6
28040 Madrid, España.

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.

Tuesday - Saturday: 09:30 - 15:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 19:00
Sunday and Public Holiday: 10:00 - 15:00
Monday, 1 January and 6 January, 1 May, 24 December,25 December and 31 December: Closed.

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. There are rooms with clothing from different periods, and also temporary exhibitions.

Museo del Traje
Avenida de Juan de Herrera, 2
28040 Madrid, España.

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 Holiday: 10:00 - 15:00
Monday and 01 January, 06 January, 01 May, 09 November, 24 December, 25 December, 31 December: Closed
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.

Museo Naval
Paseo del Prado, 5
28014 Madrid, España.

Tel:  +34 91 523 8516
Official Naval Museum website

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

Timetable:  Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 - 19:00; August: 10:00 - 15:00; Monday, January 1 and 6, May 1, July 16 and December 24, 25 and 31: Closed
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 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
Pº de la Castellana, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Puerta 7, Torre B
28036 Madrid, España.
Club Address:
Real Madrid FC
Avda de Concha Espina, 1
28036 Madrid, España.

Telephone:  +34 91 398 4370
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 and Public Holiday: 10:30 - 18:30
The price of the stadium guided tour includes entry to the museum:
Children under 14 years old:  €14.00
Adults:  €20.00
Real Madrid Fanclub Card holders:
Children under 14 years old:  €10.00
Adults:  €14.00
Members: Free

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