Museum of the Americas, Madrid

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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. Plan to see Museum of the Americas and other attractions that appeal to you using our Madrid holiday maker site .
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  • Unfortunately is very full and so poorly made to see you not really what can... too much of the same and unfortunately boring
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  • This is very interesting museum, one of a kind. First thing that surprised me was how quiet it was. In the whole museum that day, two of us were the only ones. It was great! The exhibition is very int...  more »
  • I think this is maybe a unique museum in Europe. Covering all aspects of life in the Americas (not USA only) before-and-after the discovery. Well organized. A bit out of city centre but worth the visit.
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  • Beautiful building and impressive collection. To be honest the collection could be better curated in terms of information and display but I'm being a bit picky on that point. Comfortable with drinking fountains, decent bathrooms and areas where one can sit. Well worth a visit.
  • Has a good collection of pre colloneal items. A knowledge almost lost. Strongly recommended
  • Has a good selection of pre-colombian artifacts. Definitely worth the visit.
  • Cheap ticket, very few people visiting and interesting exhibit; the structure is a bit old and the lightings isn't always placed in the right places.
  • You have to visit that museum folks! Its well organized and very interesting.

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