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Museo ABC de Dibujo e Ilustración

Not one of the most famous museums in the Madrid and definitely not a museum you’ll find in your Lonely Planet, but the great news is . . . this museum is always free!

Yes, every day of the week and it has a collection of illustrations, both in the exhibition and at the library shop, that will make avid collectors lick their lips in anticipation.

The complete name of the museum is the Museo ABC de Dibujo e Ilustración, directed by the Fundación Colección ABC (from the very famous ABC Magazie).

They have the biggest collection of drawings in Spain. More info here: Museo ABC.

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CA2M Centro de Arte Dos De Mayo

One of my favourite sentece is, especially when your walking and not in a hurry is:

“Always do a different route when you return”.

I know that it sounds like a Alice in Wonderland quote, but it’s mine, really mine, because I do believe this is the best way to discover new places.

I am telling you this because with my return route I discovered a better way to ge to Móstoles Centro de Arte Dos De Mayo. On my way there it took me more than one hour from the center of Madrid with the metro. On my back it was much easier with the cercanias from Móstoles central station, and even cheaper.

Centro de Arte Dos De Mayo is the reason for a trip to Móstoles. It’s a huge center and there is a special installation by Sergio Prego until the 26 of febraury that you’ll probably see more than once in Instagram. I have to admit, this huge room was made for Instagram shooting.

This installacion is ispired by J. G. Ballard novel (and movie) “Highrise”. Probably because I know the movie I could enjoy it even more.

I post a picture without people and one with, just to give an idea of the proportions.

All the other works of art are part of the collections of the CA2M.

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The enchanted Museo Sorolla

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When I have to convince some of my friends to go and visit Museo Sorolla I always tell them it’s a sort of Villa Necchi, but where an artist lived, not an aristocrat.

I always loved to visit real places, see exactly where an artist was painting, and in Museo-Casa Sorolla you can see even the brushes of Joaquín Sorolla.

The garden is great even in December in I visited it. In spring it should be Amazing.

A very interesting discover was the “CINCO MUSEOS, OTRO MADRID”. I have already visited Museo Sorolla and Museo del Romanticismo, which were really great, and maybe I enjoyed them even more that Reina Sofia, because I love to discover tiny gems.

Now apparently I still miss three more gems of this beautiful city:

  • Museo Lazaro Galdiano
  • Museo Cerralbo (update – I’ve been to Cerralbo and here the link of the article)
  • Museo National des Artes Decorativas.

These five museums are five different homes, very elegant buildings with unique collections.

More Information here: Museo Sorolla.

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