Barcelona; ticked, Segovia; ticked, Toledo; ticked; that means left Madrid to be explored. I spent the remaining days of my holiday in this vibrant city. Whilst there are many art museums in Madrid but did you know there is a museum of costume or museo del traje? The permanent exhibition showcases a historical evolution of costumefrom the 17th century to the present day. There is a small section dedicated to the Spanish renowned designer; Cristóbal Balenciaga. Would highly recommend this museum for fashion lovers.
Address: Avenida de Juan de Herrera, 2. Madrid, 28040.
Metro: Moncloa (lines 3 and 6) and Ciudad Universitaria (line 6)
Bus: Lines 46, 82, 83, 84, 132, 133, G
Admission fee: 3 Euros
- Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30 - 19:00 h.
- Sundays and Public Holidays: 10:00 - 15:00 h.
- Last admission 30 minutes before the Museum closes
The Museum is closed:
- Every Monday, 1 and 6 January, 1 May, 15 May, 24, 25 and 31 December
Note: no photography is allowed in the museum
Outfit: small polka dots shirt, thrifted vintage skirt, thrifted vintage belt, leather jacket and wedge sneakers
Location: Palacio de Cristal, Parque de el Retiro
Besides art museums and museums, there are several parks in Madrid. Park is a good place to recharge and for a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Grab a bocadillo (sandwich) and enjoy a quick bite in a park. Once you are done, you can people watch too. The park is huge with different attractions within the park itself, for instance the Crystal Palace. Buen Retiro park is a-must visit and I could not agree more.
Hope you having a wonderful weekend. Stay chic!