Museo de America, Madrid

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Discover the human history of the Western hemisphere at Museo de America, which hosts a large collection of ethnographic and archaeological artifacts. Explore the museum’s five different sections, divided by themes such as society, religion, and communication. These exhibits explore the connection between the indigenous history of the American continents and Spain's colonial past. Marvel at the Aztec, Mayan, and other Native American artwork and artifacts as you learn about the languages and cultures of the New World. Grab a bite to eat at the museum cafe, which specializes in a wide range of Central and South American meals. Be aware that many exhibits are presented in Spanish only. Plan to see Museo de America and other attractions that appeal to you using our Madrid holiday maker site .
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  • Museums are supposed to work to introduce visitors on a critical walk through the past and in a dialogue with history. The Museum of America is not like this: it is founded on premises closer to collecting than to criticism. The attempt to whiten the colonial past reaches such a point that they speak of the enslavement of millions of Africans and their forced settlement on American plantations in terms of "African emigration."
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  • It is not a museum in the United States. It is a museum about the Americas. Admission is free from 14:00 on Thursday, so we went to El Escorial Monastery in the morning and returned to the bus terminal in Moncloa around 4pm. It was a short walk from Moncloa, so We went to this museum.
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  • The museum contains lots of everyday utensils used in the old times in America. Music instruments, knives, weapons, bowls, etc. There are also little models of their house and its surroundings. Also some real life size models of the interiors of their rooms, people and more. It gives you the feel of how people used to live in the lands before occupied by Spaniards.
  • Pretty good collection. You would think Spain would have a really amazing museum of all the incredible things shipped over during the conquest, but sadly a lot of it was lost or ended up on private hands or outside of Spain. If you already knew this then you will enjoy the museum as it does have some great items and is well worth a visit. A lot more gold and silver pre Colombian jewelry and figurines than I saw at the Mexican anthropology museum or the Denver museum. Price for non EU citizens was 3 Euros. About 2 hours total will be needed for the 2 floors of permanent collections.
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