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“A Gem of a Museum”

Museo del Romanticismo
Ranked #43 of 847 things to do in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

The Museum is located in a restored palace. The collection itself is notable, but the museum is presented as a 19th century upper class home. Furnishings and decorations are exquisite, and each gallery is designed as a particular room in family life. A guide book provided at the front desk explains the function of each room, and how customs developed during the Romantic period in Spain.

Of course, few families would display such a dense profusion of art and decore. It would be possible to spend hours admiring details of each piece, but a casual visitor will be very satisfied strolling through the entire museum in about 45 minutes.

One might like to spend even more time in the pleasant garden cafe, which is accessible without purchasing museum admission.

There seemed to be few international visitors here, and I was glad to be away from the masses wandering around the more famous Madrid museums.

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

This museum covers both aspects of mid 19th century life for the affluent Madrileno, the domestic and the intellectual. I'm usually well able to control my radical tendencies to be able to appreciate beautiful art and decoration whilst still remembering the army of unrecognised servants who would have had to labour to keep the whole show on the road. However, this house (not, surely, how a typical occupant of Madrid would have lived) seemed to demonstrate to me how indulgent and self important you can get when you don't have to labour to earn your own living. By the time I'd got to the chap who shot himself in the head with a revolver, in front of a mirror, as a celebration of suicide, I'd had enough. I'd have been interested to see the kitchens and the servants' hall, though.

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

This is a wonderfull citizen house from 19th century. Very cheap entry fee, but really charming this house. It is worth also to drink a coffe in its small garden.

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

This fascinating little museum is situated in a lovely part of town and well worth a visit. If you ask at reception they will give you a building plan in English. Very interesting building with fabulous decor and artwork.

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Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

Went here on a Saturday and it cost €3 each which is great. The woman on the desk was a little rude when I couldn't understand her but oh well. We were given a English guide book which you read while you went through each room, it was very informative. Overall, a great few hours spent here.

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