This museum is located in one of the most exclusive areas of Madrid, the heart of Salamanca district. During the nineteenth century this area was occupied by bankers and wealthy families. It is for this reason that the buildings are so beautiful and richly ornamented. At the present, the neighborhood continues to be the epicenter of luxury and fashion in Madrid.
Inside the museum visitors will make a fascinating journey through the History of money: since the use of salt to buy up to the implementation of the European currency
The museum has a notable coin collection: Ancient Greece, Roman Empire, Al-Andalus, etc. If you are a genuine lover of numismatics you should know that the collection of the museum includes all kind of engraving tools to produce banknotes and other machinery necessary to develop coins. Curiously, the museum has an interesting collection of stamps and lottery. The lottery was introduced in Spain (1763) by King Carlos III to finance the war and cleaning up public finances. It is well worth a visit. In the museum shop you can satisfy your desires and buy exclusive collector coins, stamps, watches, etc.
Casa de la Moneda Museum
Address: Calle Doctor Esquerdo, 36
Metro Station: Sainz de Baranda
Prices: Free Entrance
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday: from 10:00 to 17:30 / Satuday, Sunday & bank holidays: from 10:00 to 14:00 / Mondays closed