Museo de Historia de Madrid, Madrid

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  • August 15, 2017
    Emphasizes the Churrigueresque doorway of what was the Hospice of San Fernando. This porch is which got 100 years ago the building was not demolished and was acquired by the City Council. Since a few years it is the Museum of history of Madrid.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It's free so no matter where you are or what continent you are on check it out. The displays are in Spanish and English big plus. The displays are good and pictures turn out okay.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This was a hidden gem, free and well-situated. Lots to see and gave a superb understanding of the growth and history of Madrid. There was a lovely garden to rest too. Staff were very friendly and help...  more »
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  • Free entry (including public toilets!) and an interesting insight into Madrid right through time. Interesting gap between about 1935 and the 1950s... Which is a shame as it's an era I do take an interest in. Great exhibits on the early civil war and Spanish industrialisation though.
  • Free entry with nice staff. Good for a small break from outside. Not many people
  • If you want ti see how the city grew, come here and you'll learn all about it. It has been recently refurbished and looks nice
  • It's such a great place to know a little more about Spanish history. People that works there are very nice.
  • Free admission with interesting maps. Take a look the 16th century map on the ground floor. You can see that the map has not changed until nowadays

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