The Museum of the Origin of Madrid

By | 21 February, 2013 | 0 comments

For the inhabitants of such a multicultural and modern city as Madrid it’s important to know about their roots, why their city is as it is and behaves in such a hospitable way with all strangers.

They say that in the capital of Spain, nobody feels like a stranger. All of them are welcome. That is why a visit to the Museum of the Origins of Madrid makes sense.

It is also known as the Museo-Casa de San Isidro, because legend has it that there is where the saint lived. This council run venue is situated in Plaza de San Andrés, number 2, in the Barrio Palacio of the Distrito Centro of Madrid.

The museum stand on the site of the  Palace of the Paredes Earl. In this attractive permanent exhibition, you will be able to see the evolution of the city from prehistory to the 16th century thanks to important archaeological  reamins found under the city and in sandy and rocky areas around the Manzanares and Jarama rivers.

There is also a collection of Roman glass and another one of Persian ceramic that date back from a long time ago: from the 3rd millennium until the 13th before Christ.

The exhibition is open from Tuesdays to Sundays as well as holidays from 9.30am till 8pm. Also the 15th of May, the day of San Isidro, opens until 9.30pm. On the other hand, it’s important to know that it closes every Monday, as well as the 1st of January, the 1st of May and the 25th of December.

The fastest, cheapest and most environmentally friendly way to get there is the underground. You can get off at Latina or Tirso de Molina, which are very close. If you prefer the bus, there are many different bus lines that will bring you to it: 3 , 17 , 18 , 23 , 35 , 60 , 65 , 148.

Tickets are free.

Categories: Madrid Guías

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