Museo de Historia
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Museo de Historia information
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.