Museums in Centro

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  • alanmorris304
    Shrewsbury, UK15 contributions
    Tickets were less than half the price of the Prado and the Thyssen is well worth a visit. Well set out loads of room and some great pictures where you can take your time.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Stew99
    San Ramon, CA39 contributions
    Reina Sofia has an excellent collection of contemporary and modern art. There is more than just Guernica and Dali.
    On the walls you can find laminated cards in holders in English and Spanish describing the art on display. The museum's web site has basic Information Guides (.pdf) in 13 languages that provide useful basic floor layouts for both the Sabatini and Nouvel Buildings.
    Seniors (65+ are admitted free). There are many other concessions see museum's web site for details. Backpacks and other similar small bags must be stored in lockers (1 euro deposit required)

    Getting to the Reina Sofia can be confusing due to the fact in late 2018 the Atocha metro station was renamed Estación del Arte and the Atocha-RENFE station was named simply Atocha. Many printed maps have the older station names. So use the Estación del Arte metro stop on the Blue Line (line #1). Across the street from McDonald's is a KFC and a small alley/street walk down this alley about 100 m with McDonald's at your back and you'll reach the entrance to the Museum Reina Sofia. If you mistakenly are at the Atocha station just walk northwest toward the traffic circle cross at 1st traffic light past traffic circle. (McDonald's will be directly in front of you)
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • DublinEyespy
    Dublin, Ireland401 contributions
    What a treat! This building is a stunning piece of architecture, currently housing an exhibition on how humans have portrayed themselves since the stone age. Excellent exhibition. Just outside the museum is a glorious vertical garden.
    Written 23 November 2021
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  • TuulaTT
    Madrid, Spain353 contributions
    Nice little museum with huge collections and many things to see. Definitely worth to visit. Also there were a nice little coffee in there.
    Written 16 April 2021
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  • juangroger
    Madrid, Spain18 contributions
    Amazing experience! Check online so you don´t miss it out. Free admittance but you come out ith valuable information of the times and advantures of prolific playriter Lope de Vega. I wish you can have as a guide Mrs Gemma, very educational, learned on the matter and with lots of jab-dropping anecdotes to share! A visit worth repeating!
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • BrockDaBadger
    Texas2,472 contributions
    Very good museum about the history of Madrid. Free entry every day and very courteous staff - well worth a visit if in the central Madrid area.
    Written 29 June 2019
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  • Phi Somchai
    Bangkok, Thailand3,586 contributions
    I passed by this monastery from Puerto Del Sol to Grand Via. It was closed so we could only take some photos of the place.
    Written 9 February 2020
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  • SPAINDOCTOR
    Madrid, Spain5,442 contributions
    This is a nice museum in calle Alcala
    Including the other version of Agnus Dei of the prado museum the difference are the horns
    Written 18 July 2020
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  • SG123
    Spain129 contributions
    Visited as a group of friends in our late teens. Be aware that reservation is now necessary but it is completely free.

    Very easy access from Sol Metro station and easy to locate. Inside the building is modern with funky architecture.

    The exhibitions area amazing (the telecommunications one is a little dull in comparison) but the colours and paisajes del luz ones were great.

    I’d definitely recommend if you have a free hour in Madrid.
    Written 5 September 2021
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  • AMRP
    13 contributions
    The Temporary Exhibition of Brueghel and the art-work of the some members of the same family, AMAZING!
    Written 2 March 2020
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  • Boisenb
    Boise, ID366 contributions
    Both the palace and church in the same block. It is worth doing both but maybe do them on different days and explore the area around it. There are stairs to climb but worth the view. Wish more of the descriptions were also in English.
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Ramit61
    Lowestoft, UK128 contributions
    Firstly, the whole tour is conducted in Spanish so if you don’t speak Spanish you will probably not get loads out of this experience. I translated for my kids so it was not too bad. They also have a brief overview in English which you can borrow whilst you tour.
    That aside...
    The host clearly loves her job and was passionate about the story she was telling (Maria 😊) however there was sadly not much time to explore the first room as once you have been ushered out for the next room, you cannot go back.
    My 8 year old was actually really upset that she couldn’t look at anything due to the spoken part of the tour, which was quite long for any little ears.
    Once you move into the second and third rooms there is more of a chance to look at things.
    I really do think the guide was doing a good job, it was just a bit too much. We would have liked more time to explore but it ended up feeling like a conveyor belt. In and out!
    It was €4 pp to enter and the gift shop wasn’t unreasonable. You may have to book a time slot and come back.
    Written 31 August 2019
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  • Scotty102
    Innerleithen, UK619 contributions
    Nice little free museum, nicely laid out and presented. Some interesting artefacts from very early Madrid onwards.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Jose O
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates32 contributions
    This museum is part of the memories of all of us grown up in Madrid. Very good amount of different rooms and figures. The resemblance to the original characters is quite fair though we would all find differences according to our own experiences and expectations.
    The price is just ok, not cheap but far from expensive.
    It is inevitable to compare Museo de Cera de Madrid with any of the Madame Tussauds, at that point Museo de Cera falls behind.
    The main reason to fall behind is that Museo de Cera rooms are dark and everything on it looks old and outdated.
    The different rooms are in a great need of a better light design.
    Terror rooms and crime rooms look really scary. Some of the automatism really need to be revisited.
    Because the location of the museum the visitor need to walk from area to area crossing the "patio".
    It is all about expectations. I would not recommend it for kids below 10-12 years old to avoid little kids get boring with so many history characters.
    Written 4 January 2022
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,620 contributions
    This street was one of the highlights of our trip to Madrid. It might only be a relatively short street but it’s one of the best. It’s a warren of tapas bars, with around 50 or so in the one small area. We started at one end and made our way along them, picking and choosing in a random sort of way. The street follows the curves of the original 12th-century city wall and in some of the bars like Posada del Dragon, you can still see remains of some of the wall. 
    Our top three places were:
    1. La Concha
    2. Pousada del Dragon
    3. Casa Luca
    La Concha was our absolute favourite. A tiny place full of character that served an amazing vermouth cocktail and complimentary tapas. They make their own vermouth which they sell at €12 a bottle. We left with our backpack clinking because we'd bought two.
    GETTING THERE: 5 min walk from Plaza Mayor
    Written 10 December 2020
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