By now you should know that Madrid is one of the most advanced cities in Europe on a cultural level. Not only because of the majesty and the works that we can find in the famous Prado Museum, which every year attracts millions of visitors eager to land in the capital of Spain.
In Madrid there are many other museums , and some of them are free. Would you like to get to know them and visit them without paying a single euro? Pay attention!
Lope de Vega House Museum
On Calle Cervantes number 11 is this highly recommended museum. In the historic center of Madrid you can see what a common house of the 17th century looked like. The well-known poet lived there for the last 25 years of his life and today anyone can visit it from Tuesday to Sunday between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Of course, you have to book in advance because they are guided tours in groups of 15 people.
Contemporary Art Museum
It is in the Conde Duque Cultural Center, on Calle del Conde Duque number 9. Its exhibitions are quite a spectacle, be they photographic, sculptural or pictorial. You can go from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. On Sundays it is also open, although in this case the hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
San Isidro Museum
In Plaza de San Andrés 2 there is more than just anecdotes about San Isidro . You can also soak up the history of Madrid from its beginnings to the 9th century. You can visit it from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (including holidays).
ABC Museum of Drawing and Illustration
On 29 Amaniel Street there is an essential building for lovers of illustration and comics. You can contemplate a wide collection with samples from more than 120 years ago without paying a single euro, although it is true that they suggest a donation of 3 euros to maintain it. It can be visited between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays).
Municipal Printing – Book Arts
The history of the printing press has an important gap in Calle de la Concepción Jerónima 15. Since its inception, in the twentieth century, one can see how it has evolved by going from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00.
Madrid History Museum
We go to Calle Fuencarral 78 to see a beautiful building that hides a lot of history inside. It is the Real Hospicio de San Fernando, from the 18th century, and shows us temporary and permanent exhibitions. Paintings, models, drawings, cartography … All this and much more from Tuesday to Sunday between 10:00 and 20:00.
Located at 36 Doctor Esquerdo Street, it allows you to enjoy collections of numismatics, philately, tickets, lotteries and a library . In addition, you can also see the machines of the National Mint and Timbre-Real Casa de la Moneda. They are open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.).
National Library Museum
It is on Paseo de Recoletos 20-22, and is known as the old Book Museum. The history of the National Library and the Quijote classroom await you. Admission is always free and it is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can request a guided tour.