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Museo Geominero

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Address: Calle Rios Rosas 23, 28003 Madrid, Spain
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If you have time and enjoy fossils, minerals, and gems this is the place to see!

My youngest wanted to go here and glad we went. Multiple levels to explore. Everything is in Spanish so it took us a little longer to read things, but even if you don't read... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
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Spangdahlem, Germany
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Spangdahlem, Germany
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

My youngest wanted to go here and glad we went. Multiple levels to explore. Everything is in Spanish so it took us a little longer to read things, but even if you don't read things you can enjoy the exhibit. Many things to explore from fossils, minerals, gems. If you have a few days in Madrid this is definitely worth... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The building is an interesting one which was set up with galleries for exhibits and a large open area with many cabinets clearly showing the specimens. The fossils are organised chronologically with clear information on the time periods. I studied geology 50 years ago and have now retired from teaching and have not seen a better teaching tool for palaeontology.... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

My husband and I visited this museum because we both love fossils and minerals. This museum has a few dinosaur related displays, but its strength is in fossils from older eras: lots of trilobites, crinoids, brachiopods, carboniferous plants, etc. Plus as other reviews say, the building itself is beautiful! This is old-school, wooden-case museology. All the placards are in Spanish... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2016

A fabulous museum in a beautiful building but don't forget your passport! We had to make 2 trips by metro as we didn't know you needed I'D. They have a great display of fossils, minerals, facts and gems in a beautiful old fashioned display but the building itself is spectacular. Don't expect a shop or a coffee or hands on... More 

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Thank Bee4178
Spain
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

This museum is not one of the most famous ones in Madrid but if you want to spend a great morning among fossils, minerals and a great deal of knowledge I would aim to this one. The amount of material laid out in 4 floors, all covered with natural light from a huge glass roof. It is also very educative... More 

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Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2015

If you are interested in geology and minerals then this is a must. Very nice collections in a beautiful building, worth seeing itself. Easy access by metro, situated close to station Rios Rosas. And free of charge!

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Huge and well described exhibits (Spanish) Fossils, Minerals, Gems, all in large walk around display cases, is really interesting, great for kids and building itself a knockout.

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Alicante, Spain
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

we have visited a great deal of mineral museums, but this one made the difference! the building itself worths the visit, but the exhibits are real gems as well! especially the meteorites! don't be disappointed by the old fashioned way of the display, it has really interesting things for everyone (dinosaur heads and bones for the young ones, precious stones... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

This is a rather large museum showing rocks, minerals, and fossils from around the world. The best part is that this museum is free and the worst part is no information provided in English. Only worth going if this is something you are interested in.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 30 October 2012 via mobile

Easily reached by metro to Rios Rosa's, housed in splendid building with stain glass ceilings. And it's free! Seems to be a fave of school groups, there were many students of diff ages there. The displays are only in Spanish but includes country of origin & chemical names. There's many fossils too, with diagrams showing their evolution lines. Pretty neat... More 

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