15.Geomining Museum, Madrid
The Spanish Geology and Mining Institute is a beautiful build-
ing located at Ríos Rosas street, in Madrid. Just standing in
front, it's obvious you've arrived at an important learning insti-
tution. What better place for a geological museum than the place
where future geologists are educated?
The Geomining Museum exhibits many, if not most, of the nat-
ural objects that can be found under the earth, from rocks to pre-
cious stones or animal fossils.
The Spanish minerals exhibitions educate the visitor about the
different deposits that have existed inside Spain, some of them
of great historical importance, including the northern mines.
As to be expected, the exhibitions have great scientific rigor. All the groups of minerals have
been separated according to their properties, which are carefully explained. The radioactive
minerals are isolated in a differentiated group. There are a total of 2,000 different miner-
als exhibited, with other collections featuring fossils of animal and plant origin, as well as
rocks. The museum also offers temporary exhibitions and interesting formative programs.
Image Credit: The museum's main hall. Image by PePeEfe.
When It's Free
Every day from 9 AM to 2 PM. The museum is closed on December 24, 25, 31 and January
913 495 700
Neighborhood : Ríos Rosas.
Public Transportation: Ríos Rosas Metro Station (Line 1).