Museums & Monuments
Museo de Cera-Wax Works
Private waxworks museum. Personalities include the Catholic Monarchs, Franco and the present day Royal Family. Open Monday to Friday 10:00-14:30 and 16:30-20:30 and Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10:00-20:30. At Recoletos 41, 28004 Madrid.
Collections gathered over generations by the Thyssen-Bornemisza family are exhibited in the renovated Villahermosa Palace. Works dating from 14th to 20th century. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-19:00. At Paseo del Prado 8, 28014 Madrid.
Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas
Spanish and international decorative art. Pieces from the Ming and Quing Chinese dynasties, from the Edo and Melji periods of Japan. Ceramics from Talavera, Toledo and Alcora. Opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 09:30-15:00 and Sunday 10:00-15:00.
Museo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia
Museum showing Spanish contributions to science and technology since the 16th century. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-18:00. Sunday and public holidays 10:00-14:30. At Paseo de las Delicias 61, 28045 Madrid.
Museo Postal y Telegrafico
The postal museum dates back to 1904. Its collection includes documentation from the Official School of Communications. Open Tuesday to Friday 09:00-14:00 and 17:00-19:00, Saturdays 09:00-20:00. At Palacio de Comunicaciones.
Museo de la Ciudad
Miniature model exhibition of 3 urban areas: Pardo, Eje de Castellana and Madrid de los Austrias. Architectural models. Open Tuesday to Friday 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-19:00. Saturday and Sunday 10:00-14:00. Closed Monday and holidays.
Real Oficina de Farmacia
Traditional cupboards house medicinal herbs in ceramic containers, many from the La Granja factory. Open Monday to Saturday 09:30-17:00, Sunday 09:00-14:00. Extended summer hours. Located in wing of Royal Palace.
Casa-Museo Lope de Vega
Lope de Vega, well-known playwright during Spains "Golden Century", lived here from 1610 to 1635. Opening times are Tuesday to Friday 09:30-14:00, Saturday 10:00-14:00. Closed Mondays, Sundays and public holidays. At Cervantes 11.
Museo de Carruajes
The collection consists of carriages and coaches used by the Spanish kings at different events. The museum is situated in the gardens of the Royal Palace. Opening times are Monday to Saturday 09:00-18:15, Sundays and public holidays 09:00-15:15.
Exhibits of Spanish naval history from the period of the Catholic monarchs to the present day. Opening times are Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-14:00. Free admission. At Paseo del Prado 5, 28014 Madrid.
Panteon de Goya
Goyas tomb, containing his fresco depicting the miracles of St. Anthony on the dome and cupola of the hermitage of San Antonio de la Florida. Open Tuesday to Friday 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00. Wekends, 10:00-14:00. Glorieta San Antonio de la Florida 5
Private museum exhibiting information about African prehistory, kingdoms and slavery. Utensils, clothes and weapons. Opening times are Monday to Saturday for groups with reservation. Sunday at 11:30 guided tour for groups without reservations.
The museums objective is to disseminate the richness and diversity of the geological and mining heritage. Collections of mineral, rocks and fossils. Opening every day 09:00-14:00 (except 1 and 6 January and 24 and 25 December). At Rios Rosas 23.
Museo Gabinete de Antiguedades
The museum is part of the Real Academia de la Historia and has various sections: antiques, coins and medals, sculptures, paintings and engravings and documents. At Leon 21, 28014 Madrid.
Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Collection of paintings from the 16th to 19th centuries. 13 Francisco de Goya paintings in the museum. Open Tuesday to Friday from 09:00-19:00, 09:00-14:30 on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and public holidays. At Alcala 13, 28014 Madrid.
The Royal Armoury exhibits weapons and armour belonging to the kings of Spain since the 13th century. Opening times are Monday to Saturday 09:30-17:00, Sundays and public holidays 09:00-14:00. Extended summer hours. Located in the Royal Palace.