The Museum of America in Madrid is a National museum that holds artistic, archaeological and ethnographic collections from the whole American continent, ranging from the Paleolithic period to the present day.
As an institution, the museum was founded in 1941, and in 1962 all the funds were definitively moved to its current venue. The permanent exhibit is divided into five major thematical areas: An awareness of America; The reality of America; Society; Religion; Communication.
You can see ancient Mayan parchments dating from AD 1250 and gold ornaments from Columbia. The museum has temporary exhibitions in addition to its permanent displays.
Museo de América
Surrounded by a wooded area, the building is part of the Universidad Complutense campus, and was reserved to give prominence to America and its relationship with the Spanish culture.
3,00 / 1,50 EUR
Annual pass: 25,00 EUR
Free admission: Sundays, April 18, May 18, Oct. 12 and Dec. 6
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