Madrid Museums


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Madrid 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:

Museo Lázaro Galdiano
Museo Sorolla
Museo Arqueológico Nacional
Museo de las Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Museo de la Ciudad
Museo de América
Museo del Ejército
Museo Municipal
Museo Romántico
Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
Monasterio de la encarnación
Fundación de la Casa de Alba
Panteón de Goya

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 exhibitions.

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
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

Palacio Real
Calle Bailén.
Metro: Opera.
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.
Metro: Atocha.
Open: 10 AM to 9 PM; Sunday 10 AM to 2:30PM; Closed: Tuesday.
Tel: 91 4675062 & 91 467476