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Madrid Museums

Madrid is home to some of the world's top art museums. The Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen-Bornemisza Madrid museums are clearly the stars of the show, with massive collections that include many of the greatest painters of all time. The lovely city of Madrid hosts the Prado Museum, which has one of the world's best collections of European art. In Prado Museum see will found the world's largest and most extensive collection of Spanish painting, as well as masterpieces from other European painting styles, including Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. It displays vast collections of works by notable Spanish artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dal, and Joan Miró.

Go across the Paseo del Prado to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which houses one of the world's most important private collections of surrealism, impressionism, and abstract art, Italian and Flemish art as well. For contemporary arts to see one should visit Museums in Madrid which provides culture and art for all budgets all over the year. If you visit the Museum of Romanticism, you may take a trip through the Romantic period and learn about the daily lives and traditions of the haute bourgeoisie during these years.
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Which are the best museums to visit in Madrid?

  1. Prado Museum: The crown jewel of one of the city's most popular visitor itineraries is the Prado Museum, which celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2019. The walls of the Madrid museums are lined with masterpieces from the Spanish, Italian, and Flemish schools, such as Velázquez' Las Meninas and Goya's Third of May, 1808.

    Its collection includes around 800 sculptures and 8,600 paintings. El Greco galleries feature some of his most famous paintings, including The Knight with his Hand on his Breast and The Holy Trinity.

    Location- 28014 Madrid, Spain
    Timings- 10 AM to 8 PM

  2. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía: The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia Museum is one of the most popular museums in Madrid. It houses an outstanding collection of modern and contemporary Spanish art with international recognition.

    You can witness the works by Dal, Miró, and Juan Gris, as well as the museum's star pictorial work, El Guernica, which is one of the most famous Madrid museums. It presents a collection of roughly 2000 pieces arranged in various locations of the Sabatini and Nouvel buildings.

    Location- C. de Sta. Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain
    Timings- Wednesday - Monday 10 AM to 9 PM. 

  3. Thyssen Bornemisza Museum: One of the amazing Madrid museums of the city, Thyssen Bornemisza has a wide collection of artefacts that spans European art history from the Middle Ages to the late twentieth century. The museum features the most extensively represented schools and movements collection of approximately 1000 pieces of art.

    Some of them are Italian primitives, the German Renaissance, 19th-century American art, Impressionism, German Expressionism, and Russian Constructivism. The museum also has an exceptional collection of 15th century portraits, including Ghirlandaio's Giovanna Tornabuoni and Carpaccio's Young Knight in a Landscape.

    Location- Paseo del Prado 8, 28014, Madrid
    Timings- 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Tue-Sun); 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Mon)

  4. National Archaeological Museum: One of the best discoveries of the city is the National Archaeological Museum. As you stroll, you can witness the Greek pottery, Visigoth votive crowns, and Spanish Islamic ivories in one of the must visit Madrid museums. The new museological section provides exhibits of artistic value as well as collections of archaeological significance which was founded in 1867.

    Location- Calle de Serrano, 13, 28001 Madrid, Spain
    Timings- Tuesday to Sunday 9:30 AM to 3 PM. 

  5. Museo Sorolla: The biggest collection of Joaqun Sorolla y Bastida's paintings is housed at the Sorolla Museum, with this one of the best museums in Madrid. You can witness the well preserved original ambiance of the artist's home, garden and workshop.

    One of the best kept artist’s homes in all of Madrid museums, it is built as a tiny haven in the middle of the city. You can admire the same in his later works and also appreciate the stunning collection of more than 1200 of his paintings and sketches.

    Location- P.º del Gral. Martínez Campos, 37, 28010 Madrid, Spain
    Timings- 9:30 AM to 8 PM. Monday closed.

  6. Cerralbo Museum: The Neo-Baroque and Rococo-styled palace, this Cerralbo Museum is one of the best museums of Madrid. Built in the classical style with the dual purpose of serving as both a residence and a museum, you can get unforgettable memories. The museum houses the artworks of Marquis of Cerralbo and his daughters, the Marquises of Villa-Huerta, collected during their numerous travels throughout Spain and Europe.

    One of the most popular Madrid museums  has around 50,000 items, including artwork, sculptures, pottery, glass, tapestries, furniture, coins, medals, sketches, stamps, clocks, weapons, armour, and archaeological artefacts.

    Location- C. de Ventura Rodríguez, 17, 28008 Madrid, Spain
    Timings- 10 AM to 3 PM. Monday closed.

  7. Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas: One of the best museums, Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas is a visual treat for art lovers, and intercultural enthusiasts. The majority of the items here are Spanish in addition to a significant collection of foreign works that represent the aesthetic connections and imports of simple and expensive goods over the ages.

    You can witness the collection of eastern art, which Carlos III treasured for the Natural History Cabinet, also the collection of oriental art. The majority of ornamental arts are from the West and include works on paper, sculpture, cordovan and guadamec art, gold and silver, and fire art.

    Location- C. de Montalbán, 12, 28014 Madrid, Spain
    Timings- 10 AM to 3 PM. Monday closed.

  8. Museo del Romanticismo: The National Museum of Romanticism is a famous Madrid museums that displays various artefacts from the 14th century, often known as the Romantic period. The museum houses an important collection of 19th-century paintings by painters like Francisco de Goya, Federico de Madrazo, and Antonio Esquivel.

    Visit the lovely magnolia garden, which is planted in the style of 18th century France and features a lovely circular fountain and junction. The garden is split into four avenues by various-sized parterres. You may also visit the garden café and sip coffee while enjoying the gorgeous scenery.

    Location- C. de San Mateo, 13, 28004 Madrid, Spain
    Timings- 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM. Monday closed.

  9. Naval Museum of Madrid: One of the best Museums in Madrid, Naval Museum of Madrid features collections of more than 12,000 objects. You can witness the myriads of collection in the galleries chronologically distinguished by their abundance and variability. You will also get to see the collections of model ships and charts, as well as the astronomical, scientific, and navigational instruments.

    You will also get to see seafarers' supplies, ethnography objects, and personal items of famous sailors, which stand out as some of the greatest in the world. Interestingly, it is significant that one of these artefacts is a parchment map of the American continent with excellent illustrations by Juan de la Cosa.

    Location- P.º del Prado, 3, 28014 Madrid, Spain
    Timings- 10 AM to 7 PM. Monday closed.

  10. Railway museum Madrid: The Railway Museums in Madrid holds the Railway Historical Archives, as well as the Railway Library and Newspaper Library, which is Spain's only one dedicated to preserving, studying, and promoting railway heritage.

    The model depicts urban zones, industrial regions, a mountain town, a network of trails and highways, and even a port area with docks, cranes, or a discharge line. The massive structure contains a central engine room, which holds the most essential component of the museum.

    Location- Paseo de las Delicias, 61, 28045 Madrid, Spain
    Timings- 9:30 AM to 3 PM (Monday and Wednesday), 10 AM to 7 PM (Tuesday and Thursday)

  11. San Fernando royal academy of fine arts museum: Discover the permanent collection of the Museum of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. Over 1,400 paintings, 600 sculptures, and 15,000 drawings are preserved in this museum. You can also witness a remarkable collection of decorative arts goods such as tapestries, silverware, pottery, porcelain, clocks, furniture, and medals.

    The permanent collection of the Academy includes masterpieces of Spanish, Italian, and Flemish art. One of the most interesting museums in Madrid holds 13 works by Francisco de Goya, a member since 1780, including two self-portraits and the Corrida de Toros (Bullfight).

    Location-  C. de Alcalá, 13, 28014 Madrid, Spain
    Timings- 10 AM to 3 PM. Monday closed.

  12. Lázaro Galdiano Museum: Explore the Lázaro Galdiano Museum and its outstanding collection of art, set in a majestic townhouse in Barrio de Salamanca. There are paintings by Goya, El Greco, Zurbarán, and Hieronymus Bosch, as well as bronze figures, pottery, glassware, fabrics, medals, and valuable weaponry.

    One of the must see museums in Madrid exhibits a total of 4,820 items spread throughout the four levels of the building. On the second floor you may explore aristocratic estates, which were constructed in the Italian style in 1903, to see a variety of exceptional works of art on show.

    Location- C. de Serrano, 122, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Timings- 9:30 AM to 3 PM. Monday closed.

  13. National Museum of Natural Sciences: The National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid is one of the country's most prominent natural science research institutes. To foster a deeper awareness of the richness of the natural world, this museum maintains and exhibits a sizable collection of specimens to the general public.

    Many of its collections, such as "Minerals, fossils and human evolution," "Biodiversity," and "The Royal Cabinet," are ongoing, while others are temporary and are meant to introduce science to a younger generation. This is one of the most exciting museums in Madrid that has significant historical and also scientific importance.

    Location- C. de José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    Timings- 10 AM to 5 PM. Monday closed.

  14. Museo de América: One of the museums of Madrid with a collection of about 25,000 items, is a must visit place in the city. Admire the artefacts at the Museum of America, procured from the National Archaeological Museum's ancient collections of American Archaeology and ethnography.

    Its subjects range from American Prehistory to the present, with a focus on pre-Columbian archaeology, and colonial art. Pre-Columbian, anthropological, and colonial objects are on display in the Museum. Another part of the Museo de America, the Royal Cabinet of Natural History in the museum, created in the mid-18th century, houses the majority of historic collections.

    Location- Av. de los Reyes Católicos, 6, 28040 Madrid, Spain
    Timings- 9:30 AM to 3 PM. Monday closed.

  15. Matadero Madrid: Originally a slaughterhouse, Matadero Madrid has been turned into an arts centre in the twenty-first century. The renovation of the rooms preserved the pre-existing industrial design while also including contemporary features, making Matadero Madrid one of the most intriguing architectural complexes in the city.

    Everything, from exhibits to movies, is available under one roof in this museum. Many pavilions gather in the Plaza Matadero, a sizable outdoor area, which is connected to the other areas by the Calle Matader, which is covered in walkways.

    Location- Pl. de Legazpi, 8, 28045 Madrid, Spain
    Timings- 9 AM to 10 PM

What are the famous art museums of the Golden Triangle of Art in Madrid?

  1. Thyssen Bornemisza Museum: The collection of this museum spans the development of European art from the Middle Ages to the late 20th century.

  2. Museo Reina Sofía: Salvador Dal, Joan Miró, Juan Gris, and Pablo Picasso's masterwork, "Guernica," are all represented in the Reina Sofia. Three collections make up this impassioned tour through the evolution of Spanish contemporary art.

  3. Prado Museum: One of the biggest and most famous art museums in the world is the Prado Museum. On November 19, 1819, the Prado Museum officially opened with a collection of over 27,000 artworks that had been lent by the Spanish royal.

Which are the best museums in Madrid to visit with kids?

  1. Archeological Museum- The history of international art is covered at the Archeological Museum, including Visigoth votive crowns, Spanish Islamic Ivories, and Greek pottery.

  2. The Air Museum- One of the best museums in Madrid, the Air Museum features the aircrafts of the past. Here, you can enjoy it with your kids by witnessing aeroplanes, dollhouses, and uniforms with some historical facts about all. 

  3. Science Museum- At the Science Museum, you will discover a sizable collection of artefacts made of diverse materials and specimens from numerous cultures and eras of the city of Madrid.

  4. The Robot Museum- This museum, which opened in 2013, caters to both children and adults and has Europe's largest collection of robots.

  5. Railway Museum- This museum was established in 1984 and is housed in the former Delicias train station, a remarkable example of cast-iron construction from the 19th century. It has some fantastic model railroad layouts in addition to a wonderful collection of vintage trains and carriages.

Is entry to museums in Madrid free?

Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. are free admittance days. On Sundays, free entry is available from 1:30 pm until 7 pm. People under the age of 18, those over the age of 65, large families, and young card holders get permanent free entry.

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