Spain had an uneasy history with South America – the European country ravaged and looted the continent almost singlehandedly. This museum is designed to maintain awareness of this uncomfortable history. It contains a great number of artefacts and treasures from South America, some of which are over 2000 years old. It also contains excellent exhibits of South American life before, during and after the colonial times, and shows the impact of those times on South America today. These exhibits are backed up by detailed explanations and authentic artefacts. Make sure to see the collection of gold.
- The directions around the museum are all in Spanish.
- Groups need to make appointment 15 days in advance.
- General admission: 3 EURO
- Reduced admission( for groups of 5 or more) : 1.50 EURO
- Annual card: 25 EURO
- Free admission on: Sundays, 18th April, 18th May, 12th October, and 6th December.
- Free admission for: Visitors under 18 and over 65, member states of the European Union and Latin American countries.
- Check the official website for the details.
- Metro Line 7 stop Islas Filipinas.
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0.94% of people who visit Madrid include Museo De America in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
71.43% of people start their Museo De America visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Museo De America
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Museo De America
This is a pretty awesome museum to see the artifacts pilfered from the natives that Spaniards conquered hundreds of years ago, as well as some artifacts from the conquistadors and settlers. We went on Sunday morning and it was free to enter and very small crowds, highly recommend going there. Some parts are in English, but the descriptions of museum pieces are mostly in Spanish.
Excellent selection of art form the Americas, beautiful displays, not at all crowded and lovely staff. There were some very interesting pieces including a map from the 1700s that shows California as an island and the Pacific Northwest is completely missing. Unfortunately no photos at all were allowed. Only negative is that there were no English translations so I had to do my best to figure out the Spanish. I'd give them 4.5 stars, but I rounded up.
Love the place. Has lots of good artifacts. Very old. It was a learning experience. One thing I find odd it’s the overplayed themes about racism. I kind of find it distasteful. But come on and visit. Entrance fee is really low.
Filled with mystery and excitement. Exceeded my expectations by a long shot. From mayan gold to north-american hunting huts, from savage weapons to religious artifacts, it’s got everything and more!
One of the most interesting museums I have ever seen. Huge amount of objects from colonial history. You can learn about all the indian tribes and their culture. It is unique in Europe.