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Espacio Fundacion Telefonica

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Chueca
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Address: Camino Fuencarral 3, 28035 Madrid, Spain
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The most beautiful staircase i've seen so far

Fundación Telefónica, the cultural institution of Spain’s largest telephone company, occupies four floors in the historic Telefónica Building at the top of Madrid’s most central... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ana B
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Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fundación Telefónica, the cultural institution of Spain’s largest telephone company, occupies four floors in the historic Telefónica Building at the top of Madrid’s most central street, the Gran Via. Currently, it not only hosts a fantastic exhibition of telephony history but also is a great place to hang out and enjoy some architectural masterpieces like an awesome elevator or this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful little museum space dedicated to the history of the telephone and communications. So well done! One big room, easy to go through. Very interesting and engaging. Temporary exhibit was super. Plus, the museum has a virtual reality space. Pre-book online for a time slot. Worth the effort!

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Thank Karen E
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

It is an interesting place to visit. They normally have good exhibitions and a lot of activities (mainly conferences). Good to go when you are nearby.

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Thank Imma P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Not much interesting building form outside but inside it's quite brilliant! Amazing stair, amazing exhibitions and everything is for free. The entrance is not from Gran Via but from the side street.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

An elegant conversion of a historic building, the history and construction of which is well illustrated in the museum. A very well laid out and interpreted group of exhibitions, including arts subjects, which offer something of interest for the whole family. Cafe and toilets. And free. Wow!

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Granada, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

If for no other reason, visit this fantastically converted building (entrance just off Gran Via). But there are other reasons. There is a beautifully curated exhibition of the history of telecommunictions - all the objects displayed and lit do stylishly that they come across like little art installations. Then there are other floors with temporary exhibitions: currently Terror in the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

if you have 30-60 free minutes, you must visit Telefonica on Gran Via and Calle Fuencarral. You will experience the latest in communication and smartphone technology like 3D photography and art. entrance is free but first hand experience require reservation (must plan 2 weeks ahead). otherwise you can still see the other exhibits like the development of far distance communications,... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

The first skyscraper in Europe, located in Madrid's Gran Via, is a must for all architecture lovers. You enter through a door in Fuencarral Street.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

In the historic Telefonica building right on the Gran Via this free exibit shows the history of telecoms with an art collection and café as well. The museum exhibit has English and Spanish info and its open Sunday.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

This was a great educational stop. One section takes you through the history of telecommunications. You only get the full experience if you take the time to go through the table game at the entrance which starts with the Guttenberg press, ends with the smart phone, and dares to dream about what might be next. Takes time but really worth... More 

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Chueca is the hip, gay neighbourhood of Madrid where many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses here are explicitly racy in their signage. From the rainbow flags to the signs above the entrances of its many funky bars, to the date spot restaurants, Chueca is a vibrant and colorful place. It's always interesting to explore the different corners of Chueca by day, and by night, the area becomes a major nightlife destination when the clubs open their doors.
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