This characteristic 18th-century palace has been converted into a museum that captures the essence of middle-class life in ... More
Museo Romántico (Romantic Museum)
This characteristic 18th-century palace has been converted into a museum that captures the essence of middle-class life in the city during the 19th Century. You'll see an interesting collection of household objects like lamps, furniture, china and pianos, laid out in different rooms decorated with portraits of the Royal Family and important politicians and military leaders of the era. The walls are also hung with portraits of popular artists of the time, like Salvador Gutierrez, Ribera, Madrazo, Alenza and Esquivel. You can even wander through the ballroom where famous writers, such as Bequer, Campoamor and Martínez Campos used to gather for literary evenings. There's a room entirely given over to the life of Romantic period novelist, Mariano Jose de Larra.
Next to Atocha stations and Real Jardín Botánico , the Observatorio Astronómico de Madrid was founded in 1790 and can
be found in the Retiro Park . Inside, there is a gegorian telescope from the same year as the ...
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 ...
A good way to get to know a community is buy investigating its roots. The Museo Vasco, commonly known as
the Basque Museum, is the right place for this endeavor. The permanent collection is dedicated to Prehistoric times and ...