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Museum of the Americas, Madrid
(3.9/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Discover the human history of the Western hemisphere at Museum of the Americas, which hosts a large collection of ethnographic and archaeological artifacts. Explore the museum’s five different sections, divided by themes such as society, religion, and communication. These exhibits explore the connection between the indigenous history of the American continents and Spain's colonial past. Marvel at the Aztec, Mayan, and other Native American artwork and artifacts as you learn about the languages and cultures of the New World. Grab a bite to eat at the museum cafe, which specializes in a wide range of Central and South American meals. Be aware that many exhibits are presented in Spanish only. Arrange to visit Museum of the Americas and other attractions in Madrid using our Madrid trip itinerary maker.
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  • Interesting visits in that is can know the evolution of this continent and the presence Spanish in all America. The penalty is that in the end they had to close at 15:00 o'clock and we had to see the contents of the 2nd floor very hastily. Recommended for who is interested to know about this beautiful continent and history.
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  • America Museum is worth a visit when you visit Madrid, I've been to see the exhibition of the treasure of the Quimbaya (Colombia), seems impressive, recommend a visit
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  • Very good visit and entertaining to go with children. We have gone with our daughters and the activities that have offered us the kids, make detective between the things of the Museum has been very enjoyable. A good visit.
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  • Americas also includes South America for those who were are unsure. It is mainly about the discovery of the Americas. There's nothing in English, but if you're interested in looking at some artifacts this is a great place.
  • A fantastic collection of pre-Colombian Americas cultural artifacts. Highly recommended for those from the Americas with an interest in your own history.
  • Bad experience. We arrive at 2:30 PM and cannot enter because they close at 3:00 PM.
  • Fascinating museum that depicts the history of Spanish colonization of the Americas. The ideas the Spanish had of the indigenous people--their culture, beliefs--makes it easy to see how they colonized with such brutality... Yes, all the signage is in Spanish, so if you want English translations buy the small English guidebook at the gift shop. Sadly, this is a little known and little visited museum--a testament to the place that the colonization of the Americas has in Spanish history and the interest of tourists who visit Madrid.
  • If you want to learn about art of native India culture, you can see nice examples. I don't know so much about history of discoveries, but with maps or graphical display you can learn clearly inside the museum.