The Casa de la Moneda, the House of Spanish mint and stamps

By | 28 January, 2013 | 0 comments

It’s one of the most beautiful hobbies in the world, almost a disease that gets under your skin and gets those fanatic collectors hooked.

Those lovers of stamp collection have their own paradise in Madrid, a paradise where they can spend days and weeks. Of course, we are talking about the Museum of the House of the Spanish Mint, the Casa de la Moneda.

Situated in the centre of the captil of Spain, in calle Doctor Esquerdo number 36, this Museo Casa de la Moneda is one of the most important of its kind in the world.

Inside you will find a very valuable collection of notes, coins, cheques and many other ways of paying. There are also instruments and machines full of history that come from the Spanish national mint factory, the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre.

Of all the different collections, the best place to start your visit, which is also what most people find the most amazing is an old Chinese note made with mulberry bark dating back from the 14th century. It’s one of the most unique pieces in this room and it’s obviously a good example of History.

From this point in the past we will start on our amazing tour of our social history, thanks to the production of notes. You can see a large collection of the notes from the colonies, Spanish 19th century notes or paper money from the Russian Revolution, among many others.

Visiting the museum is free and for everybody. Doors open from Tuesday to Friday 10.00am – 5.30pm. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays they only open from 10am -2pm.

The museum is closed on Mondays. There are also guided visits from groups. These are also free but you need to book in advance.

Categories: Madrid Guías

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