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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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  • Very good exposure of the myriad objects from all periods and cultures of Latin America. Well presented and explained in all the showcases with really amazing pieces made by people who didn't know what metals until the arrival of the Spaniards.
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  • Impressive building in Moncloa. Sample comprehensive and effective for the objective proposed in the title. Ethnographic collection of first level. To improve the treatment and attitude of the staff of the Museum's galleries, distant and boring.
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  • Equivalent of the Moscow historical Museum. Will be interesting to those interested in the history of the conquest of America. On Sunday admission is free.
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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.