Last pesetas, Casa de Moneda, Madrid

For all those with an interest in coin and stamp collecting, it is worth visiting Madrid’s Casa de la Moneda. It is recognised that the museum has one of the finest numismatic collections in the world. You will find Greek, Roman, Medieval and contemporary coins here along with collections of medals, postage stamps, banknotes, lottery tickets, official stamped paper, and continuing with models, dies, plates, machinery and tools used in minting. Incidentally, my wife and I actually bought the coins (or arras) which Spanish couples exchange on their wedding day from the Casa de Moneda. If you’re interested in coins and stamps, then it is also well worth paying a visit to the Plaza Mayor on Sunday mornings. Many coin and stamp shops can be found in the streets around the square.

Timetable and Entrance
Tues- Fri: 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Sat, Sun and holidays from 10:00 to 14:00. Mondays closed.
Aug 1 – Aug 31: 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Entry: Free

Location:C/ Doctor Esquerdo nº 36
Tel: +34 91 566 65 44
Buses: lines 2, 28, 30, 56, 71, 143 and the Circular line
Metro: O’Donnell (line 6) or Goya (lines 2 or 4)

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