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Museo Sorolla

Located in a pleasant mansion surrounded by a bucolic garden, the Sorolla Museum is a house-museum that still preserves much of its decoration, so it is a pleasure to walk through its rooms while enjoying the artist’s collections.

The museum is open Tuesdays till Saturdays from 09:30 – 20:00. On Sunday and holidays, the museum is open between 10:00 and 15:00 

A normal ticket is  €3. Your ticket is free when you visit the museum on Saturday between 14:30-20:00 and Sunday between 10:00-15:00. It is important to book your ticket in advance online, on their site, here

Museo ICO

Currently, the ICO Museum, located by the Paseo del Arte – Art Walk, is a space dedicated to exhibitions about architecture and photography based around different themes: great figures in architecture, with exhibitions dedicated to Marcel Breuer, Dominique Perrault, los Pietilä, Ábalos & Herreros and David Chipperfield; the role of architecture in the great challenges facing modern society. 

The museum is open on Tuesdays till Saturdays between 11:00-20:00. On Sundays and holidays, the museum is open between 10:00-14:00. 

The museum is at all times free of charge. There is no need to make a reservation online. If you prefer to take a guided tour during the weekend, you can reserve your place on the site here.

Museo Geominero

The Geominero Museum is a museum with a collection full of minerals, rocks and fossils from Spain and its former colonies. They also have other examples of significant deposits from other parts of the world. Furthermore, the museum itself is beautiful. So, it is worth the visit! 

The museum is open Monday till Sunday and holidays 09:00-14:00. 

The museum is at all times free of charge. There is no possibility of booking in advance on their site. 

Temple of Debod 

The Temple of Debod is an ancient Egyptian building currently located in the Spanish city of Madrid. It is located to the west of the Plaza de España, next to the Paseo del Pintor Rosales, on a height where the Cuartel de la Montaña was located. It is truly a beautiful place, with a gorgeous view. 

The museum is open Tuesdays till Fridays from 10:00-14:00. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, the museum is open between 10:00-19:00 

The museum is at all times free of charge, you don’t have to book anything beforehand. 

Due to corona, group visits are not allowed inside. The temple can be visited individually, waiting their turn to access the building as the capacity of the rooms allows. 

These measures refer to the visit inside the monument. If you only want to walk on the platforms, access is free during the temple´s opening hours. 

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Palacio de Liria

The Palacio de Liria is a large urban palace located in Madrid, built in the 18th century. Since the beginning of the 19th century, it has been the official residence of the Casa de Alba in the capital of Spain and the main headquarters of its invaluable art collection and historical archive. 

The visits at the palace will be made in groups, starting every 30 minutes. The visit lasts 65 min. Each entrance will be assigned an hour of visit. Once the visit begins, you will not be able to access the Palace. 

The museum is open on:

  • Monday: 10:15 / 10:45 / 11:15 / 11:45 / 12:15 / 12:45               
  • Tuesday to Friday: 09:45 / 10:15 / 10:45 / 11:15 / 11:45 / 12:15 / 12:45                         
  • Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 09:45 / 10:15 / 10:45 / 11:15 / 11:45 /12:15 / 12:45 and 15:45 / 16:15 / 16:45 / 17:15 / 17:45 / 18:15 / 18:45 (Saturdays there will be also a 19:15 shift)

A normal ticket is €14. Free group hours: Mondays not on holidays in the sessions at 09:15 and 09:45, you will have to book it online! Open sale one week in advance.

Museo de Historia de Madrid

This History Museum offers an overview of the arts, industries, lifestyles and customs of Madrilenos from 1561 to the present. The museum documented the life of the capital from its origins to the time of the Restoration. With 60,000 objects linked to the city’s history; paintings, weapons, coins, drawings, photographs, silverwork, furniture and much more, the museum is absolutely worth the visit. 

Created as a Municipal Museum in 1929 and renamed the Madrid History Museum in 2007, the museum documented the life of the capital from its origins to the time of the Restoration.

The museum is open on Tuesday till Sunday between 10:00-20:00. 

In summer, the museum is open on Tuesday till Sunday between 10:00-19:00. 

The museum is at all times free of charge! 

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Salon de Baile. Foto: ASF, Museo Cerralbo

Museo Cerralbo

This museum is one of the most important museums in Madrid, but also one of the least well-known. It is located in what used to be the stately home of the 17th Marquis of Cerralbo. 

When visiting the museum, it is like being transported back in time to experience what life was like for an aristocratic family in the late 19th-century of Madrid. 

The museum is open Tuesday till Saturday between 09:30-15:00. Thursdays 15:00-20:00. On Sundays and holidays the museum is open between 10:00-15:00. 

The normal price is €3 

The museum is free of charge on Thursdays from 17:00-20:00, Saturdays from 14:00 and every Sunday. You can get your tickets here

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