The most curious museums of Madrid (II)
In our previous post we showed you the ´Profesor Reverte Coma’s’ Anthropology, Forensic, Paleopathology and Criminalistic museum and other museums like the Ratoncito Pérez one, Chamberi´s ghost station or the Lunar Museum in Fresnedillas de la Oliva. Today we bring you the second part of ourspecial list of themost curious museums of Madrid. Although in this part, we might have to speak about the most curious places in Madrid, either than the most curious museums.
The Enchanted Forest
It’s not technically situated in the city of Madrid, but in the Autonomous Community. It’s not a museum either, but it’s well worth a visit. You can find el Bosque Encantado (the Enchanted Forest) in San Martin de Valdeiglesias. This botanical garden holds a great collection of hundreds of sculptures built with trees, plants and bushes.
It’s a great plan to enjoy these original pieces of botanical art and spend a day outdoors with your family.
La Catedral de Justo
Mejorada del Campo is a town in the Autonomous Community of Madrid where you will find the Catedral del Justo. It resembles to a christian cathedral but with the main difference being that it was built by a single person: Justo Gallego. With recycled construction materials this man has already built a great part of this cathedral that he first started in 1961. It’s height is of more than 35 metres and has crypts, dome, cloister, arches…
Discovery Channel or New York’s Modern Art Museum (who dedicated a photo exhibit to the cathedral and Justo Gallego) have taken interest on this project.
Jew Cemetery of Madrid
The Jew Cemetery of Madrid was first opened in the year 1922. This burial site is one of the most singular places you can find in the city of Madrid. It’s situated in La Almudena, just next to the civil Cemetery.
The American museum is located in Moncloa. Here you can find pre–Columbian pieces, mayan codexes, weapons, gold, miniatures, jewellery… A great place for history enthusiasts.
The suit museum
You can find this museum in Avenida Juan de Herrara 2. Discover in its collection fashion pieces of designers like PacoRabanne or Pertegaz, jewellery and relevant fashion objects of historical and contemporary style. Everything to make you get to know the history behind all these curious objects.