Museo del Traje, Madrid

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See the history of fashion in Spain from the middle ages to the present at Museo del Traje. Tour through the museum’s collection of over 160,000 pieces and documents as you learn the history of fashion and costume in Spain. The museum also offers a wide-ranging program of cultural activities aimed at helping visitors to better understand the collections, as well as the historical background of the costumes. The gift shop sells fashionable items and souvenirs. There is also a cafeteria on site. Use our Madrid driving holiday planner to add Museo del Traje and other attractions to your Madrid vacation plans.
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  • August 17, 2017
    No doubt for fans of fashion and the history of costumes in particular is not magnificent. It is large, modern and well kept. But that we are not passionate about fashion or clothing does not bring us great thing, since except for a wink, there is nothing that will attract your attention.
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  • June 25, 2017
    This museum is far from the city center , near Museo de America . The buiding is modernized with entrance on the first floor with permanent exhibition that is designed very well with history /pattern ...  more »
  • June 7, 2017
    The costume Museum is an exhibition of the evolution of uses and fashions in dress throughout history. The exhibition is very pleasant and instructive. The atmosphere is of peace, quiet, cool, to get away from the hustle and bustle of other museums where you have to go almost to shoving. It tends to have very interesting talks and exhibitions. I highly recommend a stop at the terrace bar of the Museum, in the garden with a fountain that refreshes and happy view. Sunday is free.
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  • Yes you can indeed finish this museum in 10 minutes. It's one floor, one circle. But hey, did you know that you can see this entire museum on their website? You can take "a virtual tour" and walk through the entire museum. - so it's free online! - it's free Sundays. It's free Saturdays after 2:30pm - it's also free on certain days, like World Heritage Day (April 18, 2015, which was when I visited) The museum kept true to the Spanish culture and history. Sure, France and Italy started much of the country's fashion influences, the museum emphasizes on the SPANISH history -how they dressed, how they were influenced, what they kept from the Spanish ancestors, what they added from the French, etc. There are leaflets in each section/room that tells you the name and dates of what you're looking at. Eventually the dates look like numbers (uhhhh 1930s.. 1920s...) to me. But for the first half of the museum, I was like, "ZOMG THIS IS ##### YEARS AGO!" I stayed here for 2 hours!!
  • Fantastic museum. A hidden gem
  • Cool and well set up of each historical period.
  • From 18th century to today
  • The location is impressive, half empty. The problem is that you have to arrive there and it's not that easy. I went on a free day and it was nice, but most of the windows was closed to be refurnished so lotsof people were upset.

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