Moncloa and Camberi Walking Tour, Madrid

Madrid is a vibrant metropolis made up of 21 districts. This walk covers two of them - Moncloa and Camberi - with the former being a leafy area replete with laid-back cafe terraces, evening crowds, and students hanging out at bars around Moncloa’s colleges. Camberi, in turn, is a quintessential castizo neighborhood, rightfully regarded as “simply cool” and ideal for those seeking to enjoy the authentic way of life in Madrid. Take this walk and discover Moncloa and Camberi in their variety.
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Moncloa and Camberi Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Moncloa and Camberi Walking Tour
Guide Location: Spain » Madrid (See other walking tours in Madrid)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km
Author: emma
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El Museo del Traje

1) El Museo del Traje

The Museo del Traje (Spanish: Museo del Traje) is a museum located in Madrid, with collections devoted to fashion and costumes. The museum has over 160,000 pieces and documents. The current building was completed in 1973. Collections date from the Middle Ages up to clothes by Spain's contemporary fashion designers. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1962. The architect, Jaime López de Asiaín, was awarded the National Prize for Architecture in 1969 for this project, construction beginning in 1971. The building was completed in 1973 and inaugurated in 1975. The building was built as the home of the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art (MEAC), later to become the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. After the MEAC left the building in 1992 the building lay unused. A restoration of the building was carried out in 2005, allowing the building to become the home of the Museo del Traje. The building takes to form of a tower set upon a large horizontal element containing the museum section. All are elevated above the surrounding landscape allowing visitors to walk beneath the building into a shaded courtyard containing a large monumental staircase. Several glass pavilions are set between the ground and the building above. The Museum of Costume of Madrid offers a magnificent trip through the History of Fashion and Costume from the most ancient times up to the present. The collections are wide and varied, including historical, contemporary and traditional clothing, and a large variety of items related to Spain's Ethnological Heritage.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 9.30 am - 7 pm; Sunday: 10 am - 3 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Museo de America

2) Museo de America

The Museum of America (Spanish: Museo de América) in Madrid (Spain) is a National museum that holds artistic, archaeological and ethnographic collections from the whole American continent, ranging from the Paleolithic period to the present day. As an institution, the museum was founded in 1941, and in 1962 all the funds were definitively moved to its current premises. The permanent exhibit is divided into five major thematical areas: An awareness of America, The reality of America, Society, Religion and Communication. The Museum of the Americas describes the different societies which have occupied the Continent since prehistory. The museum houses an impressive collection of over 25,000 artifacts from both Americas. One of the most fascinating artifacts is the Tudela codex, the Aztec code of law from around 1553 giving a valuable insight into the Aztec way of life.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9:30-15:00; Thursday - continued opening 9:30-19:00; Sundays and holidays - 10:00-15:00.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Faro de Moncloa

3) Faro de Moncloa

Faro de Moncloa is a 100 meters high transmission tower with an observation deck from which opens a wonderful sight. Built in 1992 by the architect Salvador Perez Arroyo it is often called Faro de Madrid. Although in 2005 the observation deck was closed for the public you can still admire its modern architecture.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Arco de la Victoria

4) Arco de la Victoria

Arco de la Victoria is a majestic Triumphal Arch from Madrid. Built by dictator Franco in 1956 as a tribute to the victory against the republicans by his Nationalist army during the Spanish civil war, it looks more old than it really is. The 39m/128ft high imposing arch is topped by an imposing statue of a four-horse chariot.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Arte y Antigüedades Lozano

5) Arte y Antigüedades Lozano

Established in 1930, Arte y Antigüedades Lozano has been a family business for four generations. Located at Calle de Blasco de Garay in Madrid's Chamberí district, the gallery is specialized in 19th and 20th century oil paintings and drawings, with a special emphasis on 19th century Spanish painters. Among others, you can find paintings from all periods, as well as works from contemporary, internationally recognized painters. Gallery's main task is to promote the image and customs of each of the Spanish provinces.
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Museo del Romanticismo

6) Museo del Romanticismo (must see)

The Museum of Romanticism (Spanish: Museo del Romanticismo) is housed in a late 18th-century building in Madrid. It was inaugurated in 1924 and declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1962. It captures the essence of Madrid's 19th century middle-class life. Famous writers used to gather in the ballroom of the museum for literary evenings. Works on display include 19th-century decorative objects; famous masters featured in the collection include Goya, Federico de Madrazo, and Leonardo Alenza. The museum, formerly known as the Museo Rómantico, was reordered in 2009 and relaunched with its current, slightly different name. The museum's exhibits include items related to the romantic writer Mariano José de Larra.

Why You Should Visit:
If you want to get an insight into this particular era of Spanish aristocracy living, then this is for you.
Everything of interest internally is on the 1st floor and easily navigated, especially since a useful room plan is made available.
The collection is quite varied, but 'majors' on paintings and furniture - the rooms are, without exception, beautifully decorated and most things have explanatory placards.
There is also a cloakroom, a small gift shop, café and charming garden area.

Tip:
You are free to take advantage of the generous 'free visit' Saturday after 2pm, but if you can't make that you should note that the standard entrance fee is rather low for what you can see.

Operation Hours:
(Nov 1 - Apr 30): Tue-Sat: 9:30am-6:30pm; Sun: 10am-3pm
(May 1 - Oct 31): Tue-Sat: 9:30am-8:30pm; Sun: 10am-3pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
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La Chinata

7) La Chinata

What to buy here: Olive oil.

Whether you’re a connoisseur, or you just like to dabble by dipping your bread, I think we all can agreed that olive oil is a welcome addition to our diet. Now if only all olive oils were as cheap and delicious as they are in Spain! As the number-one producers of olives internationally (nearly twice as much as Italy), Spain serves some of the most delicious aceite de oliva on the market. If you are looking for a high-quality bottle, you can stop by La Chinata in the famously posh Salamanca neighborhood. There, you can pick from a large selection of gourmet oils. Or, if you’re just seeking something a bit smaller and easy to travel with, make a quick stop by any grocery store to purchase a six-pack of miniature 20ml bottles. They make a great addition to other gifts purchased while in Spain. Prices: 2€ for pack of 20ml bottles; Starting at 1.25€ at La Chinata.

Opening hours: Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday: 11am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9pm; Wednesday: 11am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm.

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Gran Via and Sol Nightlife

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Citizens of Madrid are famous for being dynamic and very outgoing. Living in one of the liveliest cities in Europe, locals enjoy the nightlife, when Madrid transforms into an array of colors and music. Check out the most popular nightlife spots in Central Madrid in the next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
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Sol Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Madrid without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Madrid, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km

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