#secretsMW The Shoe Museum

Created in 1986 and officially recognized as a museum in 1992, the Shoe Museum was opened in February 1999 by HRH Infanta Doña Elena de Borbón.

The Shoe Museum has four permanent galleries, where you can see the origin of shoemaking in the nineteenth century to the latest fashion footwear in the twentieth century. The Museum lets you know the production process which is necessary to obtain a final shoe. You can see the evolution of the shoe from prehistory to the nineteenth century as well as shoes used in different regions of the world. One of the most beautiful rooms is the design room where the international prize "Golden Pen" is and where you can enjoy every pieces of art in the shoe.

We can also find shoes and slippers celebrities from the world of sport, art, literature and so on and so forth in the Footwear Museum. The Shoe Museum awards a recognized woman the prize “Best In Shoesevery year. You can enjoy watching the shoes of the kings of Spain Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, and the shoes of Pope John XXIII on the day of his coronation as Pope of the Catholic Church.

The Shoe Museum also has classrooms where students are taught the traditional and artisanal knowledge of manual shoemaking.