Wax Museum of Madrid

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The Madrid Wax Museum
Museo de cera de Madrid
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View of the museum from Paseo de Recoletos
Established1972 [1]
Location Paseo de Recoletos,  41  28004, Madrid, Spain
Type Wax museum
Public transit access
Website Museum Website

The Madrid Wax Museum (Spanish: Museo de cera de Madrid) is a wax museum located in Plaza de Colón in Madrid, Spain. [2]

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History

The museum opened on 14 February 1972. [1]

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The museum has over 450 wax figures, mostly in scenes. It contains Spanish and international figures, as well as fictional characters. More recent additions to the museum include Hollywood actors, American cowboys, famous athletes, the Pope, and Donald and Melania Trump. [3]

The second floor of the museum has a cinema that uses 27 projectors simultaneously to show the history of Spain. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 "About the museum". museoceramadrid.com. Museo de Cera de Madrid. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  2. 1 2 DK Travel (1 April 2016). DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Spain. Dorling Kindersley Limited. p. 100. ISBN   978-0-241-27592-4.
  3. Caplan, David (22 July 2017). "Spanish wax museum recreates Melania Trump's RNC moment". ABC News.

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