The cultural offer of Madrid is endless. It is not just the museums that can be visited, but the countless exhibitions and events that take place in the capital throughout the year. The Prado Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum receive between three and four million visitors annually, and its neighbor, the Thyssen Museum, around one million.
These figures remain stable year after year, with their collections being preferred by tourists and visitors of the city. However, today we want to highlight the wealth of other museums, unfairly unknown, which we are sure you will love, and which well worth a visit.
GEOMINERO MUSEUM OF MADRID
One of the most important of its kind, the Geominero Museum of Madrid aims to disseminate the wealth of the national geological heritage through its collection of rocks, minerals and fossils. The paleontological richness of this collection of fossils has made it possible to recompose the History of our country from the Proterozoic Superior (about 600 Ma) to the Pliocene (about 3 Ma ago), making it unique in its genre.
The collection of rocks include a large sample of gems and the collection of meteorites fallen in Spain, some of which are quite large.
To the attractiveness of its collection it is necessary to add the impressive architecture of the building that houses this singular museum. Impressive stained glass windows, spiral staircases and antique showcases make up an exquisite and impressive space.
Useful information to visit the Geominero Museum of Madrid.
Address: Ríos Rosas Street, 23
Hours: from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Monday to Sunday and holidays.
Located on the first floor of the General Headquarters of the Navy on the Paseo del Prado, is the Naval Museum of Madrid. In it we can see an overview of the evolution of the Spanish Navy from the Catholic Monarchs to the present.
His collection of navigational objects during his trips to the Americas ranges from weapons to navigation tools. Objects perfectly preserved and documented that takes us to that epic historical moment.
Useful information to visit the Naval Museum of Madrid.
Address: Paseo del Prado, 5
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Price: Voluntary contribution of € 3
LÁZARO GALDIANO MUSEUM
What was originally a collection of private art is today one of the richest museums in diversity and richness of its pieces. In it we can find works of art by Goya, El Bosco, Velázquez, El Greco, Murillo … But also archaeological pieces, ceramics, jewels, ivories …
A very varied and surprising collection that is worth visiting.
Useful information to visit the Lázaro Galdiano Museum in Madrid.
Address: Serrano Street, 122
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Price: € 6
SAN ISIDRO MUSEUM
It is the most authentic Museum in the city. Hosted in the Paredes Palace, it divulges the History of Madrid from its most remote origins.
Apart from its collection, we can visit the Renaissance patio where the Pozo del Milagro is located. According to the legend, San Isidro saved his son from drowned by raising the waters of the well when the child fell into it. The vaulted chapel where San Isidro lived with Santa María de la Cabeza illustrates in his mural paintings the Apotheosis of San Isidro.
Useful information to visit the San Isidro Museum in Madrid.
Address: Plaza de San Andrés, 1
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday and holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.