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“Beautiful Collection” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museo del Romanticismo

Museo del Romanticismo
San Mateo, 13, 28004 Madrid, Spain (Chueca)
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Ranked #67 of 1,407 things to do in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Alcudia, Spain
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“Beautiful Collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I was very pleasantly surprised by this visit; I wasn't expecting such a big place and so much to see.

The price is 3€ per person and the museum is open 0930-1830 (closes at 1500 on a Sunday). The price includes the museum visit and a book which they loan you and you take around with you to read about all the different rooms. This book is available in different languages. What you can't take around with you is your bag: no matter how small, handbags are not allowed; you have to keep them in a locker at he reception.

The visit takes you at your own pace on a route around the old city palace, through the different rooms, which all have different themes and purposes.

There is a lot to see and the minimum amount of time you will spend there is one hour. You could easily spend three hours though.

There is a lot of staff around and they seem to be there to make sure that no one touches anything or walks on the original rugs. They are certainly not there to give information and they didn't seem to know anything about any of the furniture.

The romanticism theme is well researched here and there is a lot to see and learn. Some of the rooms were so well preserved that it was almost like stepping into the late 18th century.

The best rooms for me were the ballroom, the children's playroom and the gentlemen's billiard room whose walls are covered in portraits of women.

Make sure you leave yourself time to visit the garden cafe with wonderful cakes.

Visited January 2013
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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

It is a beautiful place, like an old little palace, it was a nice experience for me and for my kids.

Visited November 2012
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“Nuisance Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum with pieces one wouldnt see in British House Museums. We particularly liked the old King's quaint lavatory and other pieces in the house. The paintings were beautifully painted in the era. The doll's house was well presented using a diorama type viewing which included a real life film which was a lovely surprise.
All in all, this museum is wonderful but ruined by SOME staff who not only made sure that they were keeping a close watch (not particularly discreet) which was a bit uncomfortable but most of all, the other staff who were deliberately talking with each other in loud conversations as if the tourists weren't there. One female staff in particular appears to like to walk loudly and briskly as if she was on a marathon which ruined our concentration.

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“19th century period home with art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

a glimpse into how the weathly in madrid lived in the 19th century. beautiful art by Madrazo and period furniture

Visited December 2012
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“Quaint and beautiful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

At a mere 3 euros, you get to come up close and personal to the exhibits at this house museum. You don't have to crane your neck and force your eyes wide open looking into rooms (as in other similar museums). Photography is (surprise, surprise!) allowed (no flashlights please) but in case rules have changed, please ask politely (I asked). Get to Tribunal metro station, follow directions to the museum in the station to get to the correct exit, turn left upon exit and round the corner. You should reach the museum in about 3 minutes. P.S. Enjoy a break at the cafe, a nice quiet place with friendly staff.

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