Five Famous Art Museums in Madrid You Don’t Want to Miss

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Five Famous Art Museums in Madrid You Don’t Want to Miss

Madrid is a wonderful and exciting city. The capital of Spain is a very important economic and cultural center, well-known for its amazing museums and art galleries. If you decide to go to Madrid, maybe staying in Aspasios Gran Via Apartments, you will have the unique opportunity to get acquainted with supreme works of art. So, here are a short list of five famous Madrid museums you definitely don’t want to miss.

Prado Museum

The world-famous Prado Museum is of course on top of the must-sees in Madrid. The permanent collection comprises a whole range of different styles, time periods and artists. Among the artists exhibited in the Prado you can find works by such great masters of European painting as Velázquez, El Greco and Hieronymus Bosch. Make also sure to visit the Goya paintings downstairs – they are well worth it!

Museo Reina Sofia

Museo Reina Sofia

The Reina Sofía Museum

The museum Reina Sofia is the modern art counterpart to the Prado. It houses mostly 20th century artworks. Alongside the pictures by famous Spanish artists such as Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí you will also find works of art by some internationally renowned artists like Cindy Sherman, Man Ray and Max Ernst. The museum’s probably most well-known exhibit is Picasso’s enormous Guernica painting that he created to show the horrors of the Spanish civil war.

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Thyssen-Bornemisza is a wonderful collection that features a great variety of artworks from different periods. Once privately held, it now belongs to the city of Madrid. The pieces hang in chronological order throughout the museum. Many experts consider the museum as filling in the gaps in the Prado’s and Reina Sofía’s collections. With pictures by El Greco, Picasso, Degas, and German Expressionists it offers a truly outstanding selection of superb artworks.

Palacio Real

Palacio Real

Royal Palace of Madrid

The palace is the official residence of the Royal Family of Spain. However, nowadays it is mainly used for state ceremonies. The building boasts hundreds of lavish rooms with costly artworks. Although only a select few are open to the public, even these are enormously remarkable. If you want to learn more about the rich history of the building, you can get an excellent guided tour. The Royal Palace is open to the public from 10am-6pm. There is also a beautiful garden around the palace which can be accessed for free until 9 pm.

Casa Sorolla

Casa Sorolla

The Sorolla Museum

This museum used to be the home of the famous Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla. Nowadays it boasts the biggest collection of the artwork by the Valencia-born impressionist artist. Though not very widely known, the museum offers a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Spanish artistic traditions. The rooms are filled with the original furniture and paintings. Moreover, there are also descriptive plaques that outline the history of each room and the artist’s life within it. The lovely courtyard provides visitors with a wonderful opportunity to sit down and relax on bench, surrounded by flowers and fountains.

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