Madrid has something for everyone and is full of unique sights and things to do; and the city's newest and sweetest museum is bound to be a hit for those in search of a different plan in Madrid to begin 2021. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth, as well as those who are always on the lookout for the perfect Instagram shot, this Willy Wonka-style attraction is called Sweet Space Museum and recently opened in Madrid's ABC Serrano Shopping Centre.
Sweet Space is Madrid's first candy and sweet museum: it's a sensory, interactive and, of course, tasty experience. The immersive exhibition is dedicated to all things sweet, and it doesn't matter if you're 9 or 59 years old, because who can be bitter about the odd sweet treat?
If you've ever imagined being the main character in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, then this is the perfect place for you: you'll feel like you're in Willy Wonka's factory as you go from room to room wondering what's behind the curtain that leads to the next one (there are 9 rooms in total, spread over 2 floors).
A range of different creators and designers have taken part in the design of the Sweet Space Museum in Madrid, such as Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada, responsible for the sweet sky; Okuda San Miguel, who came up with the idea of a wonderful giant slide; Antonyo Marest, Ivanna Gautier, Christian Escribá and the list goes on. It is expected that the exhibitions will vary over time and that the live performances that can be enjoyed will also change. For the time being, you'll be able to enjoy magicians, as well as an ice-cream and waffle laboratory. This incredible space really is a paradise for sweet lovers, but also for colour and visual art lovers, as every corner of the route lends itself to a fun photo perfect for publishing on Instagram.
The tour is expected to take just over an hour, although if you come with children, it will probably take longer (the temptation to go down the giant slide several times is very great foradults and kids alike)! And at the end of your visit, as in any museum, make sure to take advantage of an unavoidable appointment with the gift shop.
Like all public spaces, the museum is currently subject to COVID-19 rules and restrictions, and groups are not allowed to exceed six people. All areas are disinfected after any exhibition or contact with the visitors and sweets are delivered individually packed and sealed. Before your visit, make sure to check the opening hours, as Sweet Space is only open in the afternoons, from 4pm to 8.30pm during the week, and from 12pm to 9.30pm at the weekend. It's also advisable to book tickets online before your visit, with prices ranging from 9-18 euros per person.