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Museums in Madrid

by Jose


The Prado Museum, located in a fantastic 18th century building, is one of the most important art galleries in the world. Visitors can enjoy masterpieces by Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, Zurbarán, Ribera, Titian, Raphael, Botticelli, Fra Angélico, Rubens, Bosch, Van der Weyden, Poussin, Lorrain, Watteau, Rembrandt, Dürer and Mengs, among many others, as well as many visiting special exhibitions.

Prado Museum. Paseo del Prado. C/ RUIZ DE ALARCÓN, 23. 28014 Madrid
Telephone: 91 330 28 00
Metro: Banco de España & Atocha.
Open: 9 AM to 8 PM; Closed: Mondays and certain holidays.


The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum houses a great collection of art from the 13th-late 20th century.  Visitors can enjoy major periods of art such as the Renaissance, Mannerism, the Baroque, Rococo, Romanticism and even Pop Art.

Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza. PASEO PRADO, 8.  28014 Madrid
Telephone: 902 76 05 11
Metro: Banco de España.
Open: 10 AM to 7 PM. Closed: Mondays and on certain holidays.


The Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid is Spain’s national museum of 20th century art and is dedicated mainly to Spanish art. The main highlights are collections from of Spain’s most famous artists: Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí.

Reina Sofia Museum. C/ SANTA ISABEL, 52.  28012 Madrid
Telephone: 917 74 10 00
Metro: Atocha.
Open: 10 AM to 9 PM; Sunday 10 AM to 2:30 PM; Closed: Tuesdays and holidays.


A private collection from a 17th century aristocrat, the Marquis of Cerralbo Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa. Upon his death, he bequeathed both his mansion and impressive art collection to the Spanish state including 50,000 pieces including paintings, sculptures, ceramic pieces, glass, tapestries, furniture, coins, medals, drawings, engravings, clocks, arms, armor and archaeological objects.

Cerralbo Museum C/VENTURA RODRIGUEZ, 17. 28008 Madrid
Telephone: 91 5 47 36 46
Metro: Plaza de España & Ventura Rodríguez.
Open: 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Thursday: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sunday: 10 AM to 3 PM. Closed on certain holidays.


The Royal Palace in Madrid, although it is the official residence of the Spanish King, is not used for this purpose but rather only official state business. Most of the important rooms of this 9th century palace can be visited in which visitors can view a wealth of art, including paintings by Velazquez and Goya, as well as Royal Armory, and an impressive collection of porcelain, watches, furniture and silverware.

Royal Palace Madrid: Calle Bailen, n/n. 28071, Madrid.
Telephone: 91 454 87 00
Metro: Opera.
Open: October-March: 10 AM – 8 PM, April-September: 10 AM – 8PM. Closed on holidays and for official events

- Museum of Lázaro Galdiano.
- Museum Sorolla
- National Archaeological Museum of Spain
- Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando
- Museum of the City
- Museum of America
- Military Museum
- Municipal Museum
- Romantic Museum and its Military Archive
- Monastery of Barefeet Royals
- Royal Monastery of the Incarnation
- House of Alba Foundation
- Goya Museum and Pantheon

And many more museums in Madrid:

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