Museo del Traje
Its basic aim of this museum is to promote an understanding of the historical development of costume and testify to the ethnological heritage representative of the different cultures of the peoples of Spain. The building was built between 1971 and 1973 and inaugurated in 1975 as the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art. The architects, Jaime López de Asiaín and Angel Diaz Domínguez, followed the specifications of the 1968 Congress of Museum Architecture in its design. Conceived from the outset as a museum, this building is ideally suited to this function because of its purpose-built interior, the ease of its flow and the clean flexible lines of its design. Recent renovations have updated some of its services and facilities to bring them into line with current technology and have also restored the original open-plan structure of the lower floors, recreating their relationship with the surrounding gardens and their exceptional views.