The most famous people and events in Spanish history are displayed in remarkably life-like wax models at the Museo de Cera ... More
Madrid Wax Museum
The most famous people and events in Spanish history are displayed in remarkably life-like wax models at the Museo de Cera (Wax Museum). The crime section shows gory scenes representing the Expreso de Andalucía train murders. The section devoted to monarchs and heads of state also contains a frightening reproduction of a torture chamber and all the methods of inflicting pain used during the Spanish Inquisition. See scenes from life during the Roman, Visigoth, and Arab periods of settlement on the peninsula. And of course, no waxworks would be complete without famous figures from the worlds of art, literature, sports, and science. Bullfighters make a special appearance here, because of their importance in Spanish culture.
The Sorolla Museum was once the home and studio of Valencian painter Joaqua Sorolla. His widow donated the property to
the state and over 300 canvasses and thousands of drawings can be viewed today.
The Museo Arqueológico contains thousands of pre historic artifacts and remains from ancient civilizations based in Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and
Egypt. One of the highlights is the museum's reproduction of the Altamira caves in northern Spain with their fascinating ...
Considered an important landmark from Madrid's rich art history, the Museo Nacional del Prado exhibits paintings by Goya, Velázquez, Murillo,
Zurbarán, El Greco, Ribera, Titian, Boticelli, Tintoretto, El Bosco, Rubens, Van Dyck, Poussin and Durer. Carlos III commissioned Juan ...