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National Museum of Romanticism

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  • Room in the National Museum of Romanticism. Dining room © Ministerio de Cultura

    Room in the National Museum of Romanticism. Dining room © Ministerio de Cultura

  • Antonio Mª de Esquivel. 'Literary meeting. Prize-giving in the Lyceum'. National Museum of Romanticism © Ministerio de Cultura

    Antonio Mª de Esquivel. 'Literary meeting. Prize-giving in the Lyceum'. National Museum of Romanticism © Ministerio de Cultura

  

Category

House-museum

Owner

State
Calle San Mateo, 13
28004 Madrid
Madrid

Telephone+34 914480163 - +34 914481045

Fax+34 914456940

E-mailinformacion.romanticismo@mcu.es

Websitehttp://museoromanticismo.mcu.es/

Romantics are back

The National Museum of Romanticism recreates the atmosphere of a bourgeois house in Isabelline times, explores the everday life and exhibits the main topics of Romanticism.

Twenty-six rooms will immerse visitors into Isabelline times. There are two routes: an atmosphere-based route, of the actual house, where visitors will discover the spaces, decoration and customs of the wealthy bourgeoisie in 19th-century Spain, focusing on childhood, gender issues, hygiene or technological advances; and a theme-based route, which explores contents relating to the complicated historical events of the time, and to Romanticism as an artistic and cultural movement.

Essential works

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  • Fan. National Museum of Romanticism, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Fan

    Exceptional quality item made for a wedding. It has the added value of having the signatures of the painter and the manufacturer.

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  • English workshop. Circle of Jennings and Bettridge. 'Bonheur du jour'. National Museum of Romanticism, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Bonheur du jour

    It is a multi-functional piece of furniture that can be used as a desk, clerk's desk and workbox. It is a model created by Jennings and Bettridge (1820-1870). It looks like a single integrated piece and resembles lacquered Oriental furniture.

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  • 'Bracelet' © Ministerio de Cultura

    Bracelet

    This French bracelet is of exceptional quality and shows the hallmark of the craftsmen and the place it was made on its clasp.

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  • Ladies' brooch. National Museum of Romanticism, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Brooch

    Woman's brooch shaped as a snake with its body made of braided hair. This symbolises the cult of hair in remembrance of a loved one. This was very typical in the 19th century.

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  • Federico de Madrazo, 'Sánchez the sailor'. National Museum of Romanticism, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Sánchez the sailor

    This painting is Federico de Madrazo's masterpiece within the speciality of male portraits.

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  • José Piquer. 'Dead infante'. National Museum of Romanticism, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Dead infante

    A sculpture which is probably the daughter of Isabella II, in which naturalism and realism, typical of the Valencian Romantic artist and last chamber sculptor, stand out.

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  • José Ribelles, 'Isidoro Máiquez as Othello'. National Museum of Romanticism, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Isidoro Máiquez as Othello

    Very interesting lithograph because it is one of the first ones that were made in Spain.

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  • Ignaz Rungaldier, 'Archduchess Henriette and her daughter'. National Museum of Romanticism, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Archduchess Henriette and her daughter

    An exceptional work of art from the Austrian school in Europe, of which there is no significant sample in Spain.

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  • Cecilio Corro. 'Manuel Remírez y Barreda'. National Museum of Romanticism, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Manuel Remírez y Barreda

    In this work, Corro uses the most frequent technique in Spanish miniature painting: highlighting the body curves and filling it in with patches of colour, while the face is shaped with soft dotting.

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  •  Milan. Great ball held by the King of Italy in honour of the German Emperor (21st October 1875). National Museum of Romanticism, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Milan. Great ball held by the King of Italy in honour of the German Emperor (21st October 1875)

    This picture of the Cariátides Room in the Royal Palace of Milan is a diaphanorama, a photographic object which entertained the bourgeois gatherings in the 19th century.

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Collections

The museum's collection is part of the collective catalogue of the Digital Network of Spanish Museum Collections (CERES), conceived as a space for dissemination which enables visitors to browse the various museum collections using the identifying features of each item (author, type of object, iconography, etc.).


Come and visit

Timetables

May 01 to Oct 31

Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

9:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Nov 01 to Apr 30

Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Public holidays

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Closed: Mondays, 1 and 6 January, 1 and 15 May, and 24, 25 and 31 December.

Rates

General: €3

Groups: €1,50

Retired persons: Free admission

Free admission

Under 18s, Saturday afternoons and Sundays, 18 April an 18 May

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