Are you interested in visiting some museums in Madrid? Want to know what museums Madrid has to offer? Here we’ve put together some useful information you’ll want to know about museums in Madrid.
Madrid is the capital city of Spain and has a plethora of interesting things to do. Many people come to Madrid for the shoppipng and fashion boutiques. Visitors wishing to gain a taste of the history of Madrid have the choice of dozens of sightseeing opportunities. However, Madrid also has some of the best art museums in Spain and Europe and are highly recomendable to see if you are visiting Madrid. Three of the best museums in Madrid are highlghted below.
Museums in Madrid
The main museums in Madrid are concentrated in the El Prado square. For the price of only 7 Euros you can buy entrance to three of the best art museums in Madrid that are mentioned below.
Thyssen-Bornemisa Museum in Madrid
The Thyssen-Bornemisa Museum is one of the biggest museums in Madrid. This art museum in Madrid covers the history of art beginning with a vast collection of medieval Christian art as well as works of art by more modern contemporary Spanish artists. Each floor of this museum in Madrid is dedicated to a genre of art. Among the paintings on display at this museum in Madrid are works by Dali, Picasso and Van Goth to name only a few. Despite this being one of the largest museums in Madrid, there is relatively little information provided at the actual exhibits. Anyone wishing to obtain more information on the history of the artists and paintings on display at this museum has the option of taking an audio guided tour for a small fee. Ask at the museum foyer for information. The Thysen-Bornemisa Museum in Madrid is open daily from 10am-7pm except Mondays. Museum entrance costs 4.80 Euros.
Museum De Arte Reina Sofia
The Museum De Arte Reina Sofia is another famous art museum in Madrid. This smaller museum in Madrid concentrates mainly on modern art from Spain. The Museum building is actually an 18th century hospital hat has been converted into a museum. Among the works on display at this museum in Madrid is a famous painting by Picasso, made as a protest against the German bombing of Madrid during the Spanish civil war. Entrance to this museum costs 3 Euros. The museum is open from Monday to Saturday between the hours of 10am-9pm. The museum closes early on Sundays at 2.30pm.
Museum Del Prado in Madrid
The Museum Del Prado features a vast collection of European art from different periods of history. Many of the works on display in this museum in Madrid originally belonged to the royal family, but were later donated to the museum. This museum in Madrid was first established in 1819 under the patronage of Fernando VII , although the actual building in which the museum is housed dates back to the 18th century. A visit to this museum will allow one to see the art of Goya, El Greco and Velazquez, who are widely believed to be the greatest pre-modern artists in Spain. The sheer size of this museum in Madrid means that one should really devote at least half a day to exploring this museum, and even longer if one wants to see everything.