News from a Scout at Palacio Real, Madrid

Posted by on May 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

We’ve started scouting more of the world’s most fascinating museums for Museum Secrets Season 3 and we have lots to see and do.

Museum Secrets’ Executive Producer Robert Lang and Director Kenton Vaughan recently returned from a whirlwind trip to Spain.

Their mission?  - Talk with curators at the important cultural institution and visit various sites.

Check out a few of their photos and discover more. 

Visit to the Palacio Real

“We saw the armoury, the painting gallery, music gallery, Hall of Mirrors and some amazing behind the scenes places that make up the 18th century Bourbon Palace,” said Robert Lang.

Visit to the Historic Mines in Almaden

“There is an incredible cinnabar mine in Almaden from which a third of all the world’s mercury has been extracted for over 2,000 years. Today there’s a mercury museum there, which offers fascinating tours.”

Vegetarian Cuisine in Madrid

“Being a vegetarian, I was not very hopeful in a city and country known more for its meat and fish dishes…but when I wandered out one evening after a long day scouting, I came across this vegetarian restaurant, Artemisia, just off the Gran Via (main shopping street in Madrid), near the hotel we were staying at. It’s a warm and busy place, frequented mostly by young Spanish people. The wait staff were friendly and the food was very reasonably priced, with a nice variety of dishes on the menu. That was a pleasant surprise…”

Tour of Prado Museum

“I took a visit to the iconic Prado Museum with a wonderfully enthusiastic and well-informed Context Travel guide, Almudena Cros. If you don’t know this company, they’re terrific – offering walking tours for the “intellectually curious” in cities around the world led by scholars who are passionate about history and culture.”

Stay tuned here for more news, and find out where we’re heading next on our search for more of the world’s most fascinating museums!


  1. Mary Jo Gibson
    June 21, 2012

    Is this show on in America?

  2. Museum Secrets
    June 21, 2012

    Not yet!
    But it’s broadcasting in Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
    Hope you enjoy our web videos in the meantime!