Museum of America

 

in short

This is an interesting museum that is bursting with artefacts from Spain’s colonisation of the America’s. It is spread over 2 floors, and many pieces have been preserved since pre-historic times.
Exterior Museo de América
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Museum of America

in detail

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.
Admission
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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Visitor entrance

Museo de América
Avenida Reyes Católicos, 6
28040 Madrid
Spain
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Opening Times

Sun
10:00 - 15:00
Mon
-
Tue
09:30 - 20:30
Wed
09:30 - 20:30
Thu
09:30 - 20:30
Fri
09:30 - 20:30
Sat
09:30 - 20:30
Closed on Mondays, Jan. 1, May 1, Dec. 24,25 and 31 and bank holidays.

Summer (May - October): Tue - Sat from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm, Sundays 10 am to 3 pm.

Winter (November - April): Tue - Sat from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm, Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm.

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