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Museum of Illusions Madrid – tickets, prices, timings, what to expect, FAQs

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Visit the Museum of Illusions Madrid, a site that challenges your imagination and leaves you perplexed!

Discover unique optical illusions leaving your mouth open in shock, solve riddles that twist your mind, and watch the world around you shrinking and turning upside down.

This article covers everything you must know before booking tickets to the Madrid Museum of Illusions.

Museum of Illusions Madrid

What to expect

Museum of Illusions Madrid

At the Museum of Illusions Madrid, be prepared to see the world around you from a different standpoint.

From the satisfaction of placing your friend’s head on a dinner plate to watching your partner get squeezed, you can do many interesting things here. 

Sit on a Beuchet Chair that makes you look small, see your true self in the Royal Mirror, and enter the Infinity Tunnel, which never ends!

Set yourself free in the Vortex Tunnel and Kaleidoscope and see the magic with your own eyes. 

Experience something like never before in the Inverted Room that turns the world upside down!

Be camera ready and capture these outstanding moments!

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Where to book tickets

Tickets to the Museum of Illusions in Madrid are available online and at the attraction. 

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the venue.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the attraction’s ticket counters.

When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot.

Because some attractions sell a limited number of tickets, booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online tickets work

Go to the Museum of Illusions Madrid booking page, choose your desired date and time and the number of tickets. 

Upon payment, the tickets will be emailed to you.

Ticket printouts are not required.

On the day of your visit, scan the e-ticket in your smartphone at the Welcome Desk and walk in!

Museum of Illusions Madrid ticket prices

The ticket for Madrid’s Museum of Illusions is priced at €14 for all guests between the ages of 13 and 64 years.

Seniors aged 65 years and above pay €11 pay for entry. 

Children between four to 12 years can get the ticket at €10, while those under three can walk in for free.

A family ticket of four guests costs €44, inclusive of two adults and two children.

Infants get free entry.

Museum of Illusions Madrid tickets

Museum of Illusions Madrid tickets
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With a Museum of Illusions ticket, get access to all the exhibits and installations. 

Make your way through different rooms, like the Dilemma Game Room, Ames Room, Vortex Tunnel, Inclined Room, and Inverted Room. 

Check out installations, including The Clone Table, Head on Tray, The Illusion of the Hollow Face, Rotating Discs, Holograms, Optical Illusions, Stick with Skill, and many more!

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (13 to 64 years): €14
Senior Ticket (65+ years): €11
Child Ticket (4 to 12 years): €10
Infant Ticket (up to 3 years): Free
Family Ticket (up to 4): €44

Combo tickets

There are a few iconic tourist attractions near the Museum of Illusions, some of which are conveniently accessible by car, and combo tickets can help you visit them all by booking just once!

You can buy Museum of Illusions tickets in combination with tickets for the Wax Museum Madrid, the Velázquez Tech Museum, or the Zoo Aquarium Madrid.

Combo tickets offer great discounts, making them worth every penny!

Museum of Illusions Madrid + Wax Museum Madrid

Museum of Illusions Madrid + Wax Museum Madrid
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Distance: 3.5 km (2.17 miles)

Time taken: 10 minutes by car

Get the Museum of Illusions Madrid + Wax Museum Madrid combo ticket and immerse yourself in the world of illusions and stardom. 

At the Illusion Museum Madrid, let the child inside you discover the optical illusions, and at the Museum of Wax, shake hands with famous celebrities. 

Get up to 15% off on this ticket!

Ticket Cost: €27

Museum of Illusions Madrid + Velázquez Tech Museum

Museum of Illusions Madrid + Velázquez Tech Museum
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Distance: 150 m (492 feet)

Time taken: 2 minutes by walk

Buy a Museum of Illusions Madrid + Velázquez Tech Museum combo ticket that transports you to fantasy land. 

At Velázquez Tech Museum, see innovative and artistic masterpieces. The sensory experience you get here is totally heart-touching.

You get a discount of up to 8% on the purchase of this combo ticket. 

Ticket Cost: €25

Zoo Aquarium Madrid + Museum of Illusions Madrid

Zoo Aquarium Madrid + Museum of Illusions Madrid
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Distance: 8 km (4.97 miles)

Time taken: 13 minutes by car

The Zoo Aquarium Madrid + Museum of Illusions Madrid combo ticket is perfect for those seeking adventure and entertainment. 

After you visit the Museum of Illusions, you can head to the Zoo Aquarium and watch a wide range of animals like Wolves, Pandas, Tigers, and many more!

Get up to 5% off on booking now!

Ticket Cost: €32

Save time & money! Buy the Madrid Pass and visit the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Prado Museum with a comprehensive audio guide. Learn interesting facts about Madrid’s rich history and famous landmarks. Take a panoramic bus tour of the city’s top sights!

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How to reach

The Museum of Illusions in Madrid is across Calle del dr Cortez Street.

Address: Calle del Dr. Cortezo, 8, 28012 Madrid, Spain. Get Directions

You can reach the museum via subway, bus, or car. 

By Subway

The metro station Tirso de Molina is within a 2-minute walking distance from the museum. 

By Bus

The bus stop Tirso De Molina (Bus no, 6,26, 32, M1, N26) is a 2-minute walk away.

By car

If you’re traveling by car, turn on Google Maps and get started. 

Click here to view the nearby car parking lots. 


The Museum of Illusions Madrid is open from 11 am to 10 pm from Monday to Friday.

It is open from 9.30 am to 10 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. 

How long does the tour take

The Museum of Illusion Madrid tour lasts about an hour. 

But sometimes, it may take a little longer depending on the waiting time in the rooms, which usually stretches beyond normal as guests get busy shooting videos and photos.

However, you can explore the museum for however long you like once you are in.

Best time to visit

Best time to visit
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The best time to visit the Museum of Illusions in Madrid is when it opens at 9.30 am on the weekends or 11 am on weekdays.

If you want to have the place to yourself as much as possible, planning your visit on a weekday morning is best.

The earlier you arrive at the museum, the less crowded your experience will be.

Weekends and public holidays tend to be the most crowded time at the attraction.

Museum of Illusions Madrid reviews

The Museum of Illusions is one of the most visited attractions in Madrid. 

Check out three Museum of Illusions reviews we selected from Tripadvisor, which give you an idea of what to expect at this attraction.

Great fun

We made a great choice with this place! The staff on arrival were friendly, welcoming, and great fun. One of them even helped us to understand a couple of the illusions which were too complicated for our old brains! 

bennettpropertym2018, Tripadvisor


The kids absolutely loved it and so did the adults! It was great to be able to interact with the displays and some of them were just mind-boggling!

SammieA, Tripadvisor

Fun place to escape the sunshine

A great fun place to escape the sunshine for an hour. Kids and adults had a great time.

Easy to get to and a great ice cream shop just down the street afterward.

caroline f, Tripadvisor

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FAQs about the Museum of Illusions Madrid

Here are some questions visitors usually ask when visiting the Museum of Illusions Madrid. 

Can I buy tickets for the Museum of Illusions at the box office?

Yes! Guests can purchase tickets at the museum, but remember that the tickets are subject to limited availability, and online sales get more priority. 

For the best experience we suggest you book your tickets online, in advance.

Where should I book the Museum of Illusions ticket online?

Tourists can buy tickets for the Museum of Illusions online or at the venue, on the day of their visit. For the best experience we suggest you book your tickets online, in advance.

Is the Museum of Illusions wheelchair accessible?

The museum is wheelchair accessible except for two rooms with steep slopes.

Does the Museum of Illusions ticket for people with disabilities include a companion?

No! The companions don’t get free entry and must buy tickets at the regular rate. 

Can we take photos and/or videos inside the Museum of Illusions?

The museum encourages taking photos and videos, so there is no stopping!

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