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Madrid’s Museum of Illusions


Madrid | Spain

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Set off on an extraordinary journey of the mind at the Museum of Illusions Madrid. This fascinating museum, located at Calle del Doctor Cortezo, 8 in Madrid, offers a one-of-a-kind immersive experience that blends art, science, and illusion. Opened in June 2020, it's a relatively new addition to Madrid's cultural scene but has quickly become a must-visit destination. This museum is part of the global Museum of Illusions chain, celebrated for its mind-bending and interactive exhibits. Top highlights:
1. The museum houses an array of artworks, interactive displays, and holograms that challenge your perception of reality. Featuring works by artists specializing in optical illusions, including Salvador Dali and M.C. Escher, it's a place that bewilders and amuses in equal measure.
2. Among its many attractions, the museum features the Ames Room, where people appear to grow or shrink, the Rotated Room that challenges your sense of balance, and the Infinity Room that creates an endless mirror effect, reminiscent of Yayoi Kusama's works.
3. Prepare to defy the laws of physics in the Anti-Gravity Room and navigate the disorienting Vortex Tunnel. These exhibits play with the perception of gravity and balance, offering a thrilling experience.
4. The museum, designed by Roko Zivkovic and Tomislav Pamukovic, focuses more on the content of the exhibits rather than the building's architectural design. The interior is a carefully crafted space of optical illusions and interactive displays.
This is one of the several small but perfectly crafted museums in Madrid - we recommend visiting a couple of them while you are in the city. It's recommended to visit during early hours or just before closing for a quieter experience. Tickets can be purchased online.