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Museums & Art Galleries in Madrid


Madrid has over 50 museums and art galleries. The world famous three great art galleries are the Prado Museum, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía National Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

Below are the popular museums and art centers of Madrid worth a visit. Note that museums and art galleries are open from Tuesday to Saturday in the mornings and afternoons. On Sundays and Public Holidays they are open only in the mornings.

The Prado Museum

Museo del Prado in Madrid is gorgeous with its magnificent treasures of Spanish monarchy. A must see. The museum reflects the 17th century neo-classic architecture. Museo del Prado is one of the 3 biggest art museum in Madrid. [Read More]

Reina Sofia Museum

Reina Sofia Museum is a contemporary art museum which houses thousands of artworks of the famous artists. [Read More]

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is a modern art gallery that hosts one of the world’s finest private collections with over 800 paintings, sculptures, tapestries and objects.

Americas Museum

The museum exhibits pieces belonging to the American archaeology and ethnography dating from prehistory until the present as well as a collection of pre-Columbian art.

Avda. de los Reyes Católicos, 6
Underground station: Moncloa

National Archaeological Museum

The museum exhibits archaeological pieces from all over Spain as well as with coins and ceramics.

Serrano, 13
Underground stations: Serrano or Colón

Municipal Museum

The museum in Baroque architecture exhibits collections of prints, paintings, drawings, porcelain, coins, medals and

Fuencarral, 78
Underground station: Tribunal

Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando

The Academy houses one of the finest collections of the 16-19th century Spanish School as well as with nice drawings, sculpture and porcelain.

Alcalá, 13
Underground station: Sol or Sevilla

Waxworks (Museo de Cera)

The museum exhibits wax figures of famous personalities down the ages that are set against faithfully re-created backdrops.

Plaza de Colón
Underground station: Colón

Sorolla Museum

The house-museum displays works and painting of the artist Joaquín Sorolla.

General Martínez Campos, 37
Underground station: Rubén Dario

Natural Sciences Museum

The museum displays permanent exhibitions of the natural sciences.

José Gutierrez Abascal, 2
Underground station: Nuevos Ministerios or Gregorio Marañón

Hermitage Chapel of San Antonio de la Florida

Chapel that the Spanish painter, Francisco de Goya lies buried.

Glorieta San Antonio de la Florida, 5.
Underground station: Príncipe Pío

Descalzas Reales Monastery

It displays collection of paintings, tapestries, religious images and relics.

Plaza de las Descalzas Reales, 3
Underground station: Sol or Ópera

Royal Monastery of the Incarnation

It displays paintings and sculptures from the 16th to 17th centuries.

Plaza de la Encarnación, 1
Underground station: Ópera

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