Also known as Casa de San Isidro, the museum showcases Madrid history from prehistory to the sixteenth century. It’s other name results from San Isidro who actually lived here with family once. The palace now houses the museum, a Renaissance front porch, the Chapel of San Isidro, and the Miraculous Well. The well is so called, because apparently when a kid fell in, Isidro made the waters rise to the brim, thus saving the child. Of the museum’s archaeological exhibits, the most important are:
- The molar of Neanderthal man
- An exhibit of ceramics and metallurgy
- Remains of roman villa
- Visigoth leftovers
- Bits of the Moorish times
- And Christian exhibits
- Entry is free.
- Holidays: 9:30am to 8:00pm
- 1st July to 15th September: Holidays - 10:00am to 7:00pm
- By Metro: Line 5 stop La Latina
- La Musa Latina
- Taberna Almendro 13
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Fascinating museum hidden away. Explores history of Madrid prior to its becoming the capital city. We'll presented and free.
An excellent, friendly free museum describing early local history, starting from the prehistoric times
A nice small museum close to the city centre. It has lots of local Roman artefacts and some cool Dino bones!!! Free entrance.
Great little museum to visit giving you a Madrid-centric view of history and prehistory. Recommend you double it up with the archaeology museum and Natural History museum.
Nice museum, but not so many artefacts. I think that it should be bigger. Good thing is that it is free entrance.