/ Madrid / Places to Visit / Museo de America
An excellent museum that many tourists miss.
An excellent museum that many tourists miss. Houses thousands of artifacts from the Americas. The exhibit displays objects from many native cultures from before European conquest to colonial times and beyond. Don't miss the Tesoro (Treasure) de los Químbayas, a collection of gold objects that was given as a gift by the Colombian government. Also of interest is the Tudela Codex, an Aztec law book from the 1500s. Beware: most explanations to the objects on display are in Spanish only.
Avenida Reyes Católicos 6
+34 91 5492641
Offers a wide selection of historical and more temporary costumes (from the early 1200s to now) which shows the aspects of different cultures and Spain
An Egyptian temple, located in one of Madrid's most beautiful parks
The Palacio Real (Royal Palace) is an enormous palace, one of the biggest in Europe, with scorching plains of concrete around it
This massive cathedral faces the Palacio Real
This museum is in what was the impressionist painter's house and features fine furniture and porcelain as well as his paintings
The national museum of natural sciences, containing a large collection of fossils and minerals, plus educational exhibits (mostly in Spanish)
Near Plaza Mayor is this indoor market, identifiable by its ornate iron posts
This museum houses the stunning collection of Spanish entrepreneur José Lázaro Galdiano (1862-1947) and is considered to be one of the best private collections in Spain