Science Museum Itinerary

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Madrid has so many science museums that it’s difficult to pick and visit just one. There’s a huge variety of exhibitions along the route of places where objects of scientific interest are kept and displayed. Below you’ll find a comprehensive list.


A museum which promotes the perception of science and the richness of our natural heritage.

This museum houses an interesting collection which aims to bring science to the public.

Housed in a beautiful building with stained-glass windows, this little-known museum boasts a fascinating collection of fossils, minerals and gem stones.

Exhibitions, workshops, projections and activities like star-gazing invite us on a journey to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos.

The Royal Observatory of Madrid, founded by Charles III is a museum of astronomy dating back to the 17th century.

Located in a former train station, the museum is home to a wonderful collection of old trains and carriages.

A wonderful collection that reflects Spain’s rich naval history, from the Middle Ages right up to the present day.

The past, present and future of telecommunications and art go hand in hand in one of the most prominent buildings on Gran Vía avenue. 

A botanic garden in the city centre with a selection of more than 5,000 species of plants. Open every day except Christmas and New Year's Day.

In La Latina, one of the most authentic neighbourhoods of Madrid, you can immerse yourself in the city’s history.

Standing across from Atocha Station, this museum offers a journey through the civilisations of the world. 

This 19th Century Neo-Classical building houses one of the world's most important antique collections.

Over 25,000 artifacts comprise a wonderful collection of Pre-Columbian art, archeological gems and colonial-era objects.

The Garment Museum, a walk through history through the clothing of each era. Discover its new permanent exhibition, with over one thousand pieces, more than half of which are on display for the first time ever.

Cultural centre located in the heart of Madrid dedicated to printing, graphic arts and the history of the book.

A museum in the ABC shopping centre, in Barrio de Salamanca district, showing the largest collection of robots in Europe.

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An example of industrial architecture from the beginning of the 20th century, this engine room supplied energy for all of Madrid. Prior booking for visits is required

This young museum houses an outstanding instrumental collection of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Located at the Cuatro Vientos Airdrome, the oldest in Spain, this museum has planes representative of Spanish aeronautics.  

9 km from Casa de Campo, you'll find numerous aeronautical gems from different periods.

Close to Paseo de la Castellana, you can find this museum that allows blind people and people with visual impairments to appreciate and experience art.

Located in University City, this little known museum is dedicated to the origins of modern sport.

A journey through the past of the Community of Madrid, from its first inhabitants to the present day.


Download free maps and guides to the city to help you plan your trip.

Discover the city's most popular sights and attractions, from one of Europe's largest royal palaces to the magnificent Prado Museum and the Real Madrid football stadium. 


  • A one-kilometre stretch that is home to three of the best museums in the world: the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía. 

    Paseo del Arte


  • Don't miss

    Discover in this recently opened museum the world of optical illusions, where nothing is what it seems. Very close to Puerta del Sol.

    Museum of Illusions Madrid
  • Enjoy an immersive art experience through Velázquez and his painting, Las Meninas, at this innovative museum in the heart of Madrid.

    Velázquez Tech Museum
  • Museum of Illusions
  • Velázquez Tech Museum
  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place in Madrid and start planning your next visit!

    Madrid Events Calendar: 2024
  • Reforma Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
  • A short but fascinating introduction to the city’s main museums which boast an important cultural heritage encompassing most European styles

    Art in Madrid Guide (PDF)
  • Art in Madrid Guide
  • Find out why Spaniards tend to eat later than the rest of the continent, when it's traditional to munch on a "saint's bones" and where you take in a flamenco show with a drink or a meal

    Eating in Madrid (PDF)
  • Guide Eating in Madrid
  • Look out for museums tucked away in old mansions and ancestral homes offering an intimate glimpse into history.

    House Museums
  • Museo Cerrallbo
  • Get to know the new contemporary architectural spaces of the city and discover the surprising new materials and forms.

    Contemporary Architecture in Madrid
  • Un paseo por las galerías de arte de Madrid


The city’s new official sightseeing and tourist travel pass.

An observation deck at 92 metres.

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