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Madrid Museums & Art Museums

Madrid's Prado Museum Picasso's Guernica Painting at the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid

Paseo del Arte

Madrid's Avenue of Art consists of the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen museums, and since 2007 also the CaixaForum. For 14.40 euros you can buy an "Abono Paseo del Arte", a special voucher allowing you to visit all of the first 3 of these top class art museums once at any time during the year.

You may also purchase a "Tarjeta anual múltiple" for 36.06 euros - this allows you to visit these 3 museums as many times as you want during 1 year.

But GoMadrid's recommended option, is the Madrid Tourist Card - an excellent way of saving money when visiting Madrid's cultural sights. Once purchased, you have free priority access to the Pradro, Reina Sofia, Thyssen and more than 50 museums and sights, and hundreds of further discounts. More info here...

For a half-day excursion with English-speaking guide to the the Prado museum and Royal Palace, check out our Privately-Guided Tour.

Museo del Prado

The Prado Museum - Click to enlarge The Prado is one of the most important art museums in Europe and amongst the best in the world. The collection includes sculptures, drawings, paintings and other art objects. The Villanueva building houses Spanish paintings from romantic to 19th century styles, as well as important works by Italian, Flemish, French Dutch, German and English artists. More...

For a half-day excursion with English-speaking guide to the the Prado museum and Royal Palace, check out our Privately-Guided Tour.

Tourist Accommodation Near the Prado Museum

 


Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
The Thyssen Museum

Originally a private collection before being taken over by the state, Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza's collection comprises over 800 paintings. Here we can find exhibits from the 13th century to the present day, and thus follow the most important trends and movements in art over the last few hundred years. More...

Tourist Accommodation Near the Thyssen Museum


Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (MNCARS)
 

Reina Sofia patio

Reina Sofia exterior

The vanguard of the early twentieth century is housed here; Spanish artists from the late 19th century to the Second World War such as Pablo Picasso (including his famous Guernica painting), Juan Gris, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, etc. The second half of the collection shows artistic trends from from the 40's to the early 80's with works by artists such as Antonio Saura and Eduardo Chillida. More...

Tourist Accommodation Near the Reina Sofia Museum


Centro de la Obra Social La Caixa, Madrid (CaixaForum)

This cultural centre was inaugurated by the Kings of Spain in February 2008, and its 10,000 square metres space was designed by the Swiss architects Herzog and De Meuron. Outside, the botanical gardens includes a vertical garden designed by Patrick Blanc. More...


Casa Museo Lope de Vega
Metro: Banco de España or Antón Martín
Calle Cervantes, 11
Tel: (+34) 914 299 216

Dedicated to the writer Lope de Vega, this is the house where he lived from 1610 until his death in 1635. More info...

Museo Lázaro Galdiano
Metro: Núñez de Balboa or Avenida de América
Calle Serrano, 122
Tel. (+34) 915 616 084

This collection - one of the most important in Spain - comprises works of decorative art and paintings of well known European artists. More info ...

Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativos
Metro: Retiro or Banco de España
Calle Montalbán, 12
Tel. (+34) 915 326 845

This museum contains ceramics, gems, works in glass and other materials, oriental art and up to 30,000 different objects used to decorate mansions, palaces and monuments over the years. More info ...

Museo Nacional de Reproducciones Artísticas
Metro: Moncloa or Ciudad Universitaria
Avenida Juan de Herrera, 2
Tel. (+34) 915 496 618

A collection of sculptures and classical, mediaeval, renaissance, baroque and neo-classic works. More info ...

Museo Panteón de Goya
Metro: Príncipe Pío
Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida
Glorieta de San Antonio de la Florida, 5
Tel. (+34) 915 420 722

Magnificent frescos by Goya. More info...

Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Metro: Sol or Sevilla
Calle Alcalá, 13
Tel. (+34) 915 220 046

This museum is housed in the Goyeneche palace. It holds a good collection of paintings by Spanish artists, together with a large number of sculptures, drawings, silverware, etchings, etc. More info...

Museo Romántico
Metro: Alonso Martínez
Calle San Mateo, 13
Tel. (+34) 914 481 045 

This museum is decorated in tune with the romantic period and contains works by the most important 19th century Spanish artists, as well as including other decorative objects, giving it the air of the perfect 19th century house. More info...

Museo Sorolla

Metro: Iglesia or Rubén Darío
Paseo General Martínez Campos, 37
Tel. (+34) 913 101 584 

This was where the Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla lived and where the best of his works can be found, together with sculptures, ceramics and other objects, reproducing perfectly a typical early twentieth century house. More info ...

Biblioteca Nacional & Museo Arqueológico Nacional
Calle Serrano, 13
The National Library and Archaeology Museum are housed in this neo-classic building whose construction work was initiated in 1866, but then delayed until restarting in 1874. The original construction project was by Francisco Jareño y Alarcóm. More info...

Museo de América
Avenida Reyes Católicos, 6
A collection of over 25,000 artefacts, mostly from South and Central America, with special emphasis on Pre-Columbian art. More info...

Museo Naval de Madrid
Paseo del Prado, 5
One of the most important naval museums in the world, run by the Spanish Armada. More info...

FREE ENTRANCE TO MADRID MUSEUMS
For free entry to more than 50 Madrid museums, and many other sigfhts, monuments, tours and attractions, please see the Madrid Card.

For a half-day excursion with English-speaking guide to the the Prado museum and Royal Palace, check out our Privately-Guided Tour.

 

 

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