Museo de Cera
Statue of Cristobel Colón
This understated monument to Spain's favourite explorer has stood here since the 1880s.
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...
One of the most outstanding of the many grand edifices erected in the 19th century along the Paseo de los Recoletos, the 1892 Biblioteca...
Teatro Fernán Gómez
Located under the waterfall at Plaza de Colón, this busy theatre has exhibition and performance spaces where it stages everything from...
They describe this slick new tapas bar as a ‘Cocktail and Gastrobar’ and as much thought has gone into the decoration (with mirrors that...
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Museo de Cera information
This wax museum, with more than 450 characters, is a fairly standard version of the genre. Models range from the Beatles to Bart Simpson, and from Cristiano Ronaldo to Cervantes, Dalí and Picasso – it’s a typically broad-ranging collection of international and Spanish figures down through the centuries. If you’re drawn to the darker side of life, there’s everything from the Inquisition to Freddy Krueger, while the Tren del Terror is not for the faint hearted.