Opening hours


Tue-Fri: 11am-2pm / 4-7pm; Sat, Sun and hols: 10am-2pm / 4-7pm.

Closed: Mondays (including bank holidays). 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December.

The opening times and days of the different rooms are subject to change. Please call the museum information line to check.

Free admission.



Calle Fuencarral, 78.
Telephone: (+34) 91 701 18 63.

Tribunal station (L1, L10). 
Bilbao station (L1, L4).
Alonso Martínez station (L4, L5, L10).

3, 21, 37, 40, 147, 149


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Museum of the City

Housed in one of Madrid’s impressive Baroque buildings, formerly the San Fernando Hospice, the History Museum offers an overview of the arts, industries, lifestyles and customs of Madrileños from 1561, the year when Madrid was established as the Spanish capital, to the present.

Following thorough renovation, the museum reopened in 2014 with a collection comprising 60,000 objects linked to the city’s history: paintings, prints, maps, scale models, drawings, photographs, postcards, sculptures, porcelains, silverwork, fans, furniture, weapons, coins and medals.




Museum-goers will see interesting objects, like a scale model of Madrid made by León Gil de Palacio in 1830, the paintings Allegory of the City of Madrid, by Francisco de Goya, and Virgin with Saint Ferdinand, by Luca Giordano, the large group of porcelains of Buen Retiro, a collection of historical maps, a series of objects from the house of Mesonero Romanos, pieces from Gutiérrez Solana’s studio, or a collection of historical photographs.

The San Fernando Hospice was designed by Pedro de Ribera, the architect who built the Conde Duque military quarters and the Puente de Toledo bridge.

Through models, drawings, paintings, maps, china … We can observe the customs and art of Madrid from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century.


Where to sleep?

Near of the Museum

Where to eat?

Near of the Museum