Espacio Fundación Telefónica

History of Telecommunications

The aim of this exhibition is to trace the evolution of remote communication, with particular emphasis on the history of telephony in Spain.

Permanent exhibition

Espacio Fundación Telefónica. Gran Vía, 28. Madrid


It is not a nostalgic stroll down memory lane amidst the devices and systems of the past, but rather the outcome of a tireless quest towards progress and improvement in order to achieve faster and better communications.

Divided chronologically into seven sections, the 50 chosen pieces illustrate a journey through the years, which starts with the birth of telecommunications and reaches our world of today: a world of networks in global, total, and constant communication.
This voyage from past to present also reveals the incredible transformation that telecommunications have wrought in society over the last 150 years.

Image Gallery