Another museum that’s worth visiting in Madrid, Spain is the Museo del Romanticismo, also known as the Museum of Romanticism in English. Initially it was called the Romantic Museum, and right from its inception in 1924, it served as another art institution that many wanted to visit and see.
Located right within the heart of the city, its accessibility made it one of the most visited Madrid Museums. The museum occupies an 18th century edifice located near the popular and crowded Calle Fuencarral, within the Justicia neighborhood that also bear an equally popular Museo, the Museum of the history of Madrid.
As early as 1962, it has been cited as a Bien de Interés Cultural. The museum exhibits portions of a dwelling typical during the early Spanish days, the time when houses expressed love and romanticism. Some items are property of romantic personalities such as the writer Mariano José de Larra.
See the dining room above that’s typical during the olden Spanish days of the 19th century, bright, intricate and opulent. The former Romantic Museum experienced a number of changes until it is able to fully expressed the romanticism of the 1800s.
The concept of a romantic museum started in 1921, as a donation to Madrid by the Marquis de la Vega-Inclán. He entrusted a great number of his art property such as paintings, sculpture and similar art items to the state. They were placed within an 18th century old edifice meant to be developed as a museum. As the years passed, more and more valuable art items were contributed to the collection of the museo such as that of De Larra and Marquis de Cerralbo.
Rules when visiting the Museo del Romanticismo:
What attracts me to the museo is that they allow photos taken, although flash-type camera is not allowed.
2. Bags and stuff
If you must bring bags along, you will have to keep them in lockers available at the reception area.
3. Roaming the museum
The museums must have more or less 20 rooms, each of which is unique and assigned a specific purpose. The museum curator will provide you with a pamphlet complete with descriptions of the rooms. See to it that you have the correct description of the room that you enter.
Visit the Museum
13 Calle de San Mateo, Madrid Centro
During Summer: Monday-Sunday 9:30AM-20.30PM
Winter time: Monday-Sunday 9.30AM-6.30PM
Closed on the following Dates: Jan 1 and 6, May 1, Dec 31
Free entry: Every Saturday starting 2PM, 18 May, 12 October, 16 November, and 6 December