The 18th-century building that was once the Palace of the Marquis of Matallana is today the home of the very interesting Museo de Romanticismo(Museum of the Romanticism Period), where you can get an in-depth look at 19th-century life in a Madrid noble palace. The exhibitions vary from room to room, with some reproducing different quarters of a 19th-century palace and others dedicated solely to Romanticism-period culture, politics, literature, etc.
The museum seeks to recreate the artistic, literary and everyday atmosphere of the Romanticism period, a period of inspired artists, intellectuals, writers and politicians. Here you'll be able to immerse yourself in the thorough overview of the Romanticism period, which started with the Restoration fo the Spanish Monarchy in 1814 and lasted up through the 1868 exile of Queen Isabel II. You'll get a feel for the political climate at the time by learning about these events as well as the Carlist wars and nationwide ideological debates.
You can find excellent collections of 19th-century artwork by artists such as Federico de Madrazo, Antonio Esquivel, Valeriano Bécquer, Leonardo Alenza and Francisco de Goya. There are also Romanticism-era objects from everyday living, such as dishware, jewelry, children's toys, pianos and furniture.
Don't pass up this opportunity to immerse yourself in 19th-century Madrid and learn all about the fascinating facets of the Romanticism period. After all, it's not every day you can travel back in time!