Museo de Historia

Museo de Historia information

Location
Madrid , Spain
Address
Calle de Fuencarral 78
Getting there
Metro: Tribunal
More information
www.munimadrid.es/museodehistoria
Opening hours
9.30am-8pm Tue-Fri, 10am-2pm Sat & Sun
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The fine Museo de Historia (formerly the Museo Municipal) has an elaborate and restored baroque entrance, raised in 1721 by Pedro de Ribera. Behind this facade, a stunning reconstruction of the building has transformed this into one of Madrid's lightest and airiest museums. They were still getting the collection together again and they're due to reopen the various exhibitions throughout 2013, but we've had a sneak preview and we reckon this could be one of Madrid's most rewarding museums. The collection is dominated by paintings and other memorabilia charting the historical evolution of Madrid, of which the highlights are Goya's Allegory of the City of Madrid and the expansive models of medieval Madrid.