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Museum of Costume

Avenida Juan de Herrera, 2, Madrid, Spain
(34-91) 549-7150
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Ranked #93 of 450 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The Costume Museum is quite enjoyable. The only inconvenience is that it is a bit far from downtown Madrid, so we always take a taxi to and from the museum. The museum shows the history of dress in Spain and they have very good preserved dresses and costumes over the ages. One always learns when one sees these old costumes.... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I have been to a few costume museums around the world and this collection is a fine one. It has some fine pieces. The only thing is that it is quite dark so it can be a bit difficult to see some of the details. But all in all it is absolutely worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

i loved this clothes museum. madrid obviously isnt just about itas three world famous paintings museum. it has a fantastic section on spains greatest ever cristobal balenciaga. very interestibg ti see costunes and attire from the different eras.

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Madrid
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Very interesting mainly for my wife- Lots of clothes from times past. I started to go to sleep, the air was too hot. I expect it was to keep the clothes in good condition. If you are intrested in period costumes this place has lots.

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Australia
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41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I went to this Museum on a cold damp day in February, 2013. It was a little difficult to find, I walked there from near Plaza Mayor - about an hour's walk. The museum is very very interesting. It covers the history of Spanish clothing/dress (including information on how some of the history of clothing in Spain has been 'reinterpreted'... More

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

When my wife and I go to Madrid we always go to the Costume Museum. It is out of the way and few people know it, but it certainly is worth knowing. First of all you can see all the history of costumes of Spain, with very good explanations. Many times they have special exhibitions of a particular Spanish designer.... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This is off the beaten path but easily accessible by metro with a bus connection. It is free. Audio guide is a must as it tells the history of each period from 16th century to 1970s. Very extensive & much larger than I expected. Nice cafe below. One of the highlights of my trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum,very beautiful and interesting.Also the fact that it wasn't overcrowded added to the good experience.

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Getting there is a mild challenge because the closest Metro station is Moncloa, about 20 minutes' walk away or a short cab ride. But paired with a visit to the Museum of America, which is about 10 minutes walk from Moncloa, it makes for a memorable day in two fine museums. Museo del Traje occupies the attractively large and modern... More

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Bergen County NJ
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8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

My wife and I took the bus# 46 to this museum. It is free with your Madrid pass and it is worth the little trip to edge of the town. If you like fashion and history, you would love this beautifully set up museum. The displays are done very nicely and the audio guide makes it even more fantastic with... More

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