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5 things to see in the Moncloa – Madrid area

Is there anything to see in the Moncloa area of ​​Madrid apart from having many restaurants and shops?

Even though the area of Moncloa in Madrid It is very close to the center of the capital, 10 minutes walk from Plaza de España. (for the people of Madrid, 20 minutes being realistic) It is an area that few tourists visit and that goes a bit unnoticed. But it is a place that has several very interesting things to visit.

The University City is also very close, so it is a quite dynamic area with many restaurants, bars and pubs.

Five interesting places in Moncloa

Costume Museum

The Costume Museum has just reopened its doors after a year and a half of remodeling works. It was inaugurated in 2004 to centralize the collections that were scattered. Shows more than 1000 pieces, of which almost half have never been exhibited. The pieces Older displayed date from the 16th century XVI and XVII. Has a wide collection of the centuries eighteenth Y 19th and suits of designers plus important of the century XX.

the schedule of opening It is 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday and of 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the Sundays Y holidays. General admission is €3 and reduced €1.5. But it is free on Saturdays from 2:30 p.m. and on Sundays. Admission will be free until December 30, 2021.

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Moncloa lighthouse

For me it is one of the best viewpoints of Madrid since he has one 360º view From the capital. It was inaugurated in 1992 although since then it has been closed for many years for various reasons. He opened for the last time and definitively in April of this year. Have 92 meters high and to go up you do it in glass elevators. From above you can see the west parkthe Arch of Moncloa, the Cottagedistinguish the buildings of Gran Vía, the northern mountains, the four towers

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It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the general admission cost €4.

If you want to know a little more, click on the following post that we recently dedicated to it; Moncloa lighthouse, essential viewpoint of Madrid.

Museum of America

Behind the Faro de Moncloa is eThe Museum of Americacreated in 1941 with the mission of to publicize the culture of the Ibero-American peoples via five thematic areas that constitute the permanent exhibition; The knowledge of America, The reality of America, Society, Religion and Communication. Collections of objects from the territories in which there was a Spanish presence. There are objects ranging from prehistory until the decade of 1970.

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open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.except the Thursday that opens all day 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.. The Sundays Y holidays of 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. You can confirm the opening hours here. The general admission has an amount of €3 and the reduced one of €1.5. But it is free on Thursdays from 14:00 and the Sundays. Also for those under 18 and over 65, for students between 18 and 25 years old and for those who have the Community of Madrid Youth Card. You can see the rates here. Admission will be free until December 30, 2021.

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Parque del Oeste in Moncloa, Madrid

West Park is one of the largest parks in the capital with 98 hectares. It was devised in 1906 and the land that until then was the municipal landfill was used. During the Civil war was here the first line of the battle, are still preserved 20 bunkers for machine guns of the National Side. They are considered historical property since the 80’s.

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Walking, playing sports and spending the day with the children is a joy. It has streams, a multitude of monuments and a lot of tranquility. The weekends are closed to traffic the roads that cross it, so it is very safe and ideal to go skating with the children of the family.

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If you want to know more about this Madrid park, take a look at this post: Parque del Oeste in Madrid, more than a century of history.

Madrid cable car

Walking from the Costume Museum you can go for a walk through the Parque del Oeste to the Madrid cable car Y in a few minutes (11 to be exact) being in the heart of Casa de Campo. It is almost two and a half kilometers long and reaches a maximum height of 40 meters. The round trip ticket price is €6 for adults, €5 for children between 4 and 12 years old and it is free for children under 4. To find out the opening hours, I advise you to click directly on their website because it varies a lot.

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As you can see, the Moncloa area in Madrid has enough places for spending a day here to be very entertaining and instructive.

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