Museum of Romanticism Madrid
National Museum of Romanticism offers visitors a vivid image of how life in Madrid was like during the Romantic period. It all started at the initiative of Benigno de la Vega-Inclán. Who decided to found a museum and donate his personal collection of paintings and furniture. Hence, in 1924 Madrid’s Museo Romantico was opened to the public and since then, it never stopped growing.
Housed in an elegant Neo-classical palace on Calle de San Mateo, in the cosmopolitan Chueca neighborhood, the National Museum of Romanticism boasts nowadays a magnificent collection of 19th century paintings, as well as a series of remarkably decorated rooms. These provide an insight into important aspects of Madrid’s society during the Romantic era, which in Spain has coincided with the reign of Queen Isabella II.
The museum was reordered in 2009 and relaunched with its current name (a modification that clarifies that the museum is about romanticism). The museum’s exhibits are presented in the context of a historic house with a dining room, billiard room etc. They include items related to the romantic writer Mariano José de Larra. In addition to the exceptional works by Goya, Madrazo, and Antonio Esquivel, visitors have the opportunity to discover some astonishing decors and art objects that together recreate the enchanting atmosphere of Romantic Madrid.
Callede San Mateo, 1328004
(+ 34) 91 448 10 45
Closed: Mondays (including public holidays)
Tue – Sat: 9.30am – 6.30pm / Sundays and public holidays: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Summer opening hours (1 May to 31 October):
Tue – Sat: 9.30am – 8.30pm / Sundays and public holidays: 10.00am – 3.00pm.
Museum of Romanticism Madrid | paintings in chronological order
1826 – 1850