Under the new name of History Museum of Madrid, this emblematic building has recently been refurbished and now opens to the general public. The first detail that draws everyone’s attention is the impressive and overly elaborated baroque façade and just being able to be so close and admire all of the details of symmetries and curves on stone are worth the stop. It’s hard to believe that there was one time where they actually wanted to take this iconic building down.
This new museum is located on Fuencarral Street which is popular for its cafes and shops, so it’s quite likely that you’ll pass by it while visiting Madrid. They are still in the process of creating a full line up for their permanent exposition, and their current expose is rather short, however I really like stopping here for a break.
It has a modern interior with huge transparent window panels allowing you to enjoy the views of the interior courtyards and something I really appreciate after strolling through Fuencarral St, it’s not crowded and there is space to just catch your breath for a moment.
I’m really looking forward to when they set up the rest of the exposition and open up the entire complex to the public, it will be on my to go places on a rainy day for sure.