Romanticism Museum

Price guide: Budget

Calle San Mateo 13, Madrid, 28004

Price guide: Budget

Romanticism Museum
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expert-rated things to do in Madrid
Expert overall rating:3.7 out of 5
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Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Art, Design and architecture, Education, History

Expert review of Romanticism Museum

A fascinating insight into the Romantic Movement

The museum is housed in the grand 18th-century house that belonged to the Marquis of Vega-Inclan (1845-1942), an eccentric aristocrat who came up with the idea of recreating El Greco's house in Toledo, the Santa Cruz quarter in Seville and also the concept of Parador hotels. He collected all sorts of things as well as art, and was a leading light of the Romantic movement, when artists and writers began to explore free expression in their work. Walking around the museum, you get a real insight into this lively period in Spanish history.

Highlights include paintings by Goya and 19th-century artists including Leonardo Alenza, Valeriano Becquer and the Madrazo brothers. One room is devoted to the satirist Mariano Jose de Larra, who shot himself at the age of 28 following a doomed love affair.  

Price advice: 

Admisison 3 euros. Free Saturday after 2pm.

Expert tips: 
There is a pleasant courtyard cafe.
Even tiny bags have to be put in lockers. Stash essentials in your pockets.

More information on Romanticism Museum :

Price guide:
Art gallery, Museum
Calle San Mateo 13, Madrid, 28004
+34 91 448 1045
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
May-October Tue-Sat 9.30am-8.30pm, Sun 10am-3pm. November-April Tue-Sat 9.30am-6.30pm, Sun 10am-3pm. Closed Mondays.

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