Avenida Reyes Católicos, 6
Madrid
The Museo de América in Madrid was built in 1943 with the aim of collecting the main artistic works produced during the American colonisation. The architecture of the building recreates a neo-colonial style with an arch in the main façade and a tower just like those found in American churches.
The museum is divided into different zones which show life in America at the time of the Spanish colonisation. The first area is called Conocimiento de America and explains how the Spanish arrived in America and the second area, La Realidad de America represents the process of colonisation. The other areas are based on society, religion and ways of communication during the colonial process.


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