Madrid’s Top 5 Museums!

Madrid’s Top 5 Museums!, Madrid, Spain (B)

Madrid is a paradise for art lovers! Here is a quick guide of our Top 5 museums of Madrid in order to avoid being museumed-out while admiring some of the finest art the Spanish capital has to offer…

One of the most visited museums in the world, El Prado is the main Spanish art museum. Started from the royal collections, it hosts the best of Spanish paintings: if Las Meninas by Velásquez is the most famous of the museum, visitors are dazzled by the extensive Goya collection, many other pieces by Velásquez, and the paintings with elongated figures of El Greco. The first collection of Italian masters outside Italy, El Prado is also home to some of the finest pieces by Bosch like The garden of Earthly delights triptych or the Flemish school like Rogier van der Weyden’s Descent from the Cross and will enchant anyone with interest in the 12th to the early 20th century European art.

If El museo de la Reina Sofía hosts one of the most famous paintings in the world: Guernica by Pablo Picasso, (click to unravel its secrets) it would be a shame to limit yourself to that iconic painting. Take a rest in the lush patio among Miro’s scultpures, walk its excellent temporary exhibits and admire other 20th century masterpieces such as The Persistence of Memory, by Salvador Dalí and The bottle of Anis by Juan Gris. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Madrid’s Top 5 Museums!
Guide Location: Spain » Madrid
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Marcella Van Alphen
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Museo del Prado
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
  • Thyssen Bornemisza
  • Museo Lázaro Galdiano
  • Museo de las Americas

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