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Museums in Madrid: Casas Museos (House Museums)

Madrid is a city that’s full of art and creativity. No doubt you’ve heard of the Reina Sofia, Thyssen, Museo del Prado and Caixa Forum, but what about the Museo ABC of illustration and design, Museo Naval, Museo del Traje, Museo de América?

Museo del Prado
Museo del Prado

 

Madrid is a city that’s full of art and creativity. It’s home to several huge museums such as the Reina Sofia, Thyssen, Museo del Prado and the Caixa Forum. There are also several smaller museums such as the Museo ABC of illustration and design, Museo Naval, Museo del Traje, Museo de América. Whew! There’s even more to add to the list, but for the sake of time and word count, we’ll move on. You can find a more complete list on this Wikipedia page. One thing that we should mention is that art and history are so valued in Madrid that many of these museums have days, or hours when they’re free and open to the public! We’ve written a very comprehensive list here, so feel free to check it out!

Casa museos are just as the sound: museums made from homes! The homes where the museums are located almost always have some sort of historical relevance whether it’s the house where the artist was born, lived, or died. There are several charming house museums in Madrid that should be on your radar because unlike the large, more modern museums in Madrid, these small, quaint spaces transport you through history to a perfectly preserved era in the past.

10 Casa Museos to Visit in Madrid

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  1. Museo del Romanticismo – 3€ general entry
  2. Museo Sorolla – 3€ general entry (Closed on Mondays)
  3. Museo Lázaro Galdiano – 6€ general entry (Closed on Mondays)
  4. Museo Cerralbo – 3€ general entry (FREE on Saturdays after 14h and on Sundays)
  5. Casa Museo Lope de Vega – FREE Entry (Reservation required)
  6. Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas – 3€ general entry
  7. Casa Museo Ratón Pérez – The Spanish Tooth Fairy Museum! Great for Children!
  8. Museo de la Moneda – FREE entry (Closed on Mondays, guided tours for groups over 20 people)
  9. Museo de San Isidro – FREE entry (Closed on Mondays)
  10. Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes – FREE entry to museum and activities (Closed on Mondays)

Tell us which one is your favorite museum in Madrid?

 

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