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Casa Museo Lope de Vega

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"My little house, my peace, my garden and my study" Such was the way Lope described his house in a letter to a friend. A visit to this house es a testimony, a literary and emotional journey, an invitation to travel through art, literature and...more
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Calle Cervantes 11, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked into the Barrio de las Letras is this spectacular free museum. It is an excellent opportunity to see how people lived in the 17th century with particular emphasis on the playwright Lope de Vega. Tours are every half hour and last about 35 minutes....More

Thank aStoirin
ESPACIOS P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Casa Museo Lope de Vega, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your reccommendation, aStoirin. Thanks also for mentioning that booking ahead is important in order to secure a tour in English - although it is strongly advised also for tours in Spanish. As you rightly say, visiting this museum is a...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018

Constant Companion and I booked an English Tour several months in advance and hoped for the best! We had tried to visit last year but on the day of our reservation the guide fell ill. Our guide, only two months in his job this year...More

Thank Robert B
ESPACIOS P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Casa Museo Lope de Vega, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Thank you very much for your recommendation, Robert B. We apologise for not having been able to give you the tour you booked on your first attempt but we are glad to know that it did totally satisfy both of you this time. Of course,...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018

We came across this house thanks to a review on Spotted by locals. You need to let them know when you are planning to come (easily done by email) so that they can arrange for one of their guides to show you around the house....More

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ESPACIOS P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Casa Museo Lope de Vega, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank you for your recommendation Globe99trotter. We are glad to know that the tour to the house museum fulfilled your expectations and made you travel back in time through Lope and his family´s adventures and misadventures. As you say, it is best to book in...More

Reviewed 22 July 2018

Fascinating half an hour visit to the house of seventeenth century poet and dramatist Lope de Vega ( a counter to William Shakespeare) .Very nicely furnished in the style of the period and explained by a guide. Spanish only, be advised. The neighborhood is old...More

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ESPACIOS P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Casa Museo Lope de Vega, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank you for your recommendation, Asunción L. As you don´t fail to mention, the house museum is in a truly literary neighbourhood, el Barrio de las Letras, a charming area in itself... Not only because of these two of his famous inhabitants in the s....More

Reviewed 21 July 2018

We wouldn't have thought of doing this tour if it wasn't from a friend's recommendation. We are glad we did. It gives you an insight into Lope de Vega's life. It's short enough that anyone will be listening and interested at all times, we were...More

Thank Fromeverywhere
ESPACIOS P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Casa Museo Lope de Vega, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank you very much for your contribution, Fromeverywhere. We are specially glad to hear that even the teenagers enjoyed the experience of knowing about Lope as well as about everyday life in his times. We will let know the team of guides of your satisfaction....More

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

This was an absolute highlight of my trip to Madrid and 100% recommended to anyone. I was lucky enough to have an English tour and the tour guide was incredibly fluent, knowledgeable and patient enough to answer all my questions! I’m completely inspired to read...More

Thank Lisa F
ESPACIOS P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Casa Museo Lope de Vega, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Thank you very much for your enthusiastic contribution, Lisa. We are truly glad that you enjoyed the experience and that it lead to your wanting to know more about Lope and his work. Thank you as well for mentioning the conditions of the tour, that...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018

This museum is actually the house that was once Lope de Vega’s and if you are a fan of his work, and even if you are not, it is very interesting to visit. You have to book, as the tours are guided and only 15...More

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ESPACIOS P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Casa Museo Lope de Vega, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Thank you very much for your contribution, D0dge 51. Thanks as well for taking the trouble to mention that booking is strongly advised. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience of travelling back to Lope´s times and feeling the atmosphere of a 17th century...More

Reviewed 21 June 2018

This 16th Century soldier, lover, poet, playwrite and laterday priest (who wrote "some 3,000 sonnets, 3 novels, 4 novellas, 9 epic poems, and about 500 plays") was undoubtably a great character who deserves that we should pay him a visit. His home is evocative of...More

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ESPACIOS P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Casa Museo Lope de Vega, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Thank you for your contribution, ShimonE732. We are glad you enjoyed the experience of learning about Lope and we can see you really appreciated the details of the house and of Lope´s fascinating figure, with all his good and bad points. Thanks also for mentioning...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018

Our tour guide's first day and she did a fantastic job of showing us the home and allowing us insight into the life of Lope de Vega. A must-do if you enjoy history.More

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ESPACIOS P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Casa Museo Lope de Vega, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thanks very much for your contribution, DnTAlberta! We will let the team of guides know of your satisfaction, we are glad they made you enjoy the adventures of Lope in the framework of our 17c. history and history of literature. There was a incredible concentration...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018

We stopped by to ask how to sign up for the guided tour (in Spanish, since we are both fluent in the language) and the very friendly attendant said we could join the tour starting in about half an hour, so he invited us to...More

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from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to
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