Museo Arqueológico Nacional
Biblioteca Nacional & Museo del Libro
Perhaps the most impressive of the grand edifices erected along the Paseo de los Recoletos in the 19th century, the 1892 Biblioteca...
Statue of Cristobel Colón
This understated monument to Spain's favourite explorer has stood here since the 1880s.
Monumento al Descubrimiento
Important landmark dedicated to the discoveries made by Cristobel Colon (Columbus).
This breezy Basque tapas bar is one of the best places in Madrid to sample the creativity of bite-sized pintxos (Basque tapas) as only...
Calle de Serrano 13 · interesting places nearby
Museo Arqueológico Nacional information
Reopened after a massive overhaul of the building, the showpiece National Archaeology Museum contains a sweeping accumulation of artefacts behind its towering facade. Daringly redesigned within, the museum ranges across Spain's ancient history and the large collection includes stunning mosaics taken from Roman villas across Spain, intricate Muslim-era and Mudéjar handiwork, sculpted figures such as the Dama de Ibiza and Dama de Elche, examples of Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles and a partial copy of the prehistoric cave paintings of Altamira (Cantabria).