Museo de Historia

Museo de Historia information

Location
Madrid , Spain
Address
Calle de Fuencarral 78
Telephone
+34 91 701 16 86
Getting there
Metro: Tribunal
More information
www.madrid.es/museodehistoria
Opening hours
11am-2pm & 4-7pm Tue-Fri, 10am-2pm & 4-7pm 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, the collection is dominated by paintings and other memorabilia charting the historical evolution of Madrid. The highlights are Goya's Allegory of the City of Madrid (on the 1st floor), the caricatures lampooning Napoleon and the early 19th-century French occupation of Madrid (1st floor), and the expansive model of Madrid as it was in 1830 (basement).