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Museum of the Americas

Madrid, Spain
4.2 / 32
The Museum of the Americas is a fascinating museum dedicated to the early history of North and South America. Despite its low entrance fee, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the exhibits. The collection is impressive and appeals to both history enthusiasts and casual visitors. Even during the peak season, there were very few people, allowing for a more intimate experience. However, it is important to note that all signs and information are in Spanish, so having a translation app, like Google Translate, is helpful. The museum offers free admission on Sundays and late on Thursdays, making it even more accessible. Downloading the audio track from their website is recommended, although the organization of the audio tour could be clearer. Overall, it is an excellent museum, although it may not be the top choice for those seeking a comprehensive understanding of Spanish history or the empire. The museum does have some outdated displays and interpretations, but it still offers an interesting collection of artifacts. There are a few points of improvement, such as providing English translations and updating the labels and descriptions to be more culturally sensitive. Despite these flaws, the museum is still worth a visit, especially for those interested in the history and culture of the Americas.
Address:Avenida de los Reyes Católicos, 6, Madrid
Phone:+34 915 49 26 41



This museum was really good! Considering it's low entrance fee(4 or 5€) and really "ancient" website I was afraid that it's not worth the tour. And so.. Read more »
This is a really cool museum dedicated to an early history of the North and South America. Anything from post-Ice-age archeological discoveries to the.. Read more »
I have to say I was disappointed, but I visited this near the end of my trip. A nice collection of artifacts form the Americas. However the displays (.. Read more »
Very interesting museum to say the least. Didn’t really contextualize pieces, and everything was in Spanish (which was fine). Lot of strange pieces re.. Read more »
Many nice artifacts. The timelines of migrations, cultures, explorations, conquests, and colonization is well represented. The displays are well done... Read more »
I didn’t expect so many artefacts from mezoamerica. Museum is huge so take your time. During summer is good to relax in garden. If you want free entr.. Read more »
This is a museum that should not be on your top visit list in Madrid, simply because the number of exhibits are in a small scale. Dissatisfied points.. Read more »
Fabulous! I had one of the best guided tours by Magdalena, a charming very knowledgeable person who explained lots of extremely interesting aspects ab.. Read more »
Perfect. My favorite museum of all Madrid. This one has a deep significance and cultivate the locals and the tourists who need to see the story of the.. Read more »
I had visited this museum a few years back and there was a lot more about the nasty bits the Spaniards did to the natives. Looks like that was mostly .. Read more »
Free for students, so many exhibits for different themes separated by north and south america, two floors with several rooms each. informative and art.. Read more »
Very interesting museum covering the pre and post colonisation cultures of the Americas. Lots of useful background information about the local people,.. Read more »
A very interesting museum, not in the center of the city but easy to reach by public transport. Several priceless objects to admire, with a broad scop.. Read more »
There is a lot here. I went twice. Once for each floor. Otherwise, for me, it was too much for one go Amazing and extensive collection. Esp, for me, .. Read more »
Great museum. The only downside is that there is only information in Spanish. Normally there is an English translation in most museums. As my Spanish .. Read more »
For such a magnificent museum displaying artefacts from many different parts of the world, it’s very unfortunate that there isn’t – like other museums.. Read more »
Huge array of artefacts to look at with lots of contextually material, but unfortunately only in Spanish. There's an English guide you can download bu.. Read more »
Nothing spectacular. The Mayan codices they have on display are only copies (which you can buy in the gift shop for a few thousand euros.) Very good f.. Read more »
It's a bit far, but really worth it, if you are interested in the Spanish ex colonials! You can find there authentic sculptures and things brought fro.. Read more »
Wonderful museum with incredible pieces. It should be much more promoted. If you comme to Madrid for a short or a long stay it’s definitely a place wh.. Read more »
Very nice museum, quiet, good explained and good items. A good option to came back and discover the New Land ?
Very well maintained Meuseum. Detailed, knowledge and learning about Americas and its connection to Spain. Can be fine on 2 to 3 hours, but if you are.. Read more »
The musuem treads lightly on the matter of colonialism, it presents exhibitions by regions yet the artifacts come from some countries that barely repr.. Read more »
We were really looking forward to visiting this museum, unfortunately it's not a good museum for anyone who doesn't speak Spanish. There is no informa.. Read more »
Somewhat disappointing. The collection is organized according to loose themes which puts together items that are thousands of years and kilometers apa.. Read more »
Good to learn about Latin America but the collection is not vast!
Museum with a lot of history about the new continent. It is worth visiting at least once
Good museum with a very interesting collection. Takes about 2 hours to finish if you don't linger too much. Text is only in spanish but with the googl.. Read more »
it's worthly to visit that museum to see history from indians latin american and cetral american. They offer an extensive collection from maya and inc.. Read more »
It's a shame that the items found here aren't in their respective countries, but at least they are safe and taken care of. A bit out of the way, but w.. Read more »
As other reviewers have mentioned, this museum is really oriented toward the average tourist mainly because much of the information, actually the vast.. Read more »
Cheap museum in a beautiful building. Only English translations are in the temporary exhibits, but the visuals alone are worth the 3 Euros admission p.. Read more »