Museums – Madrid is literally spilling
over with museums for tourists to visit. There is
plenty for the intrepid museum explorer to see, and
you will never be short of somewhere to spend an afternoon.
Almost all of Madrid’s museums are worth a visit,
and it’s a hard task to try and decide which
are better than the others.
Some of the Madrid Museums you might
consider visiting include:
However, there are a few museums that stand out head
and shoulders above the rest. The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
houses a collection ranging from primitive Flemish
to contemporary works. More than eight hundred paintings,
sculptures, tapestries, carvings, and other items
can be found on display here.
The Museo del Prado is well worth
a visit, and it houses masterpieces by Ribera, Velázquez,
El Greco, Goya, Poussin, Zurbarán, Botticelli,
Titian, Raphael, Fra Angélico, Bosch, Rubens,
Van der Weyden, Watteau, Lorrain, Mengs, Rembrandt,
and Dürer, among others.
The Palacio Real Royal is a palace
that is no longer used as a residence, but it has
been kept intact since it last functioned as home
to the king, primarily serving as a tourist attraction.
Finally, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte
Reina Sofía is a cultural centre containing
a permanent collection of Spanish contemporary art.
This museum also offers a wide variety of temporary
Villahermosa Palace, Paseo del Prado, 8.
Metro: Banco de España.
Open: 10 AM to 7 PM. Closed: Monday.
Tel: 91 4203944 & 91 3690151
Museo del Prado
Paseo del Prado s/n, Madrid 28014
Tel: +34 91 429 0770
Paseo del Prado.
Metro: Banco de España & Atocha.
Open: 9 AM to 7 PM, Sunday 9 AM to 2 PM. Closed: Monday.
Tel: 91 3302800
Open: 9 AM to 5 PM;
Sunday and Holidays 9 AM to 2 PM;
Tel: 91 5420059
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Calle Santa Isabel, 52.
Open: 10 AM to 9 PM; Sunday 10 AM to 2:30PM; Closed:
Tel: 91 4675062 & 91 4674761