Neo-colonial architecture that houses a museum dedicated to the American continent
The American Museum is a public museum in the Moncloa district that houses collections of American archaeology and ethnography. It covers a period ranging from American prehistory to the present day, with particular emphasis on pre-Columbian archaeology, ethnography and colonial art, and comprises a collection of more than 25,000 objects.
The museum is located in a historicist and neo-colonial-style building, constructed in 1954 and designed to extol the missionary and civilising work of Spain in America. The architectural style interprets religious and colonial architecture using red brick and it includes an American baroque-style tower with a large arch on the facade.
The interior is laid out around a cloister with a garden area and has two floors with high ceilings and longitudinal, ribbed vaults, used as exhibition spaces.
Conditions and availability
Opening hours outside museum opening hours, every afternoon from 3 p.m. except Thursday.
Monday is the best day because the museum is closed.
There are official fees. Rates available on their website.
Subject to acceptance of the project.
Preference for documentary or cultural filming.
Form available on their website.
Features and facilities
Own car park with access to the facilities.
They have forklifts and access ramps.
Supplies available: Electricity.
Extra spaces available for production.
Suitable for direct sound indoors.
Difficulty to film with direct sound outdoors.
Auxiliary spaces available
Auditorium – Library – Upper Cloister – Lower Cloister – Inner Garden – Temporary Exhibition Hall – Meeting Room – Queen’s Hall – Seminar – Museum Foyer
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