One of our favorite hobbies is to visit museums and discover new artworks or fall in love with works we already know. Every time we go, we find a new path or a room that we didn’t know, and it’s exciting!
Today we want to talk to you about our 5 favorite museums in Madrid, so that you can have all the information at hand in case you want to come and discover them. Let’s start!
This beautiful museum is located on Paseo del Prado, 8. It is part of what is known as the “Art Triangle” of the Spanish capital, next to the Reina Sofía Museum and the Prado Museum.
It has works by artists from the 14th and 15th centuries, the Renaissance, the Baroque style, and one of the most important collections of the Impressionist style, including works by Monet, Van Gogh or Gauguin among others. It also has various currents of modern art from the 20th century, with works by artists such as Kandinski and Pollock.
The museum is closed on Mondays, and a vistemporary Alex Katz exhibition visit is available until September 11. You cannot miss it!
Our dear friend Josie went to the opening of this fantastic exhibition and wore the Pink Shirt in collaboration with the artist Papartus.
Reina Sofia Museum
The Reina Sofía Museum is one of the most famous and important museums of 20th Century and Contemporary Art in the country, and is located at the beginning of the Ronda de Atocha. Its best-known piece of art is probably Picasso’s Guernica, but it also has works by Spanish artists such as Miró, Dalí or Juan Gris, and international artists such as René Magritte, Robert Delaunay or Alexander Calder. You have to know that this museum is closed on Tuesdays, but we assure you that if you come to Madrid and visit it you will take home a wonderful memory.
The Prado Museum is, without a doubt, the best known of all those that we are going to mention in this blog. It is one of the most famous museums in the entire world, and there is no doubt why! It is on par with the Louvre in Paris or the National Gallery in London, and is located on the Paseo del Prado, right next to the Botanical Garden and very close to the Thyssen and Reina Sofía Museums.
It opens every day, and all the temporary exhibitions they are having at that time are included with the ticket.
They have an extensive art collection, especially from the 17th to 19th centuries, by both Spanish and international artists. The best thing, in our opinion, is to start walking and get lost admiring the paintings, sculptures and drawings of all the artists that this beautiful museum houses. A must-visit if you like art!
Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando
This Museum is “hidden” in the center of the city. In the heart of Calle Alcalá 13, near Puerta del Sol, is the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. This art gallery offers a journey from the Renaissance to the most recent of the 21st century. It has 59 rooms distributed over 3 floors, and apart from paintings and sculptures, it has a large collection of drawings, as well as other types of decorative arts such as tapestries, silverware, ceramics or clocks, among many other things.
It is closed on Mondays, but any other day you can visit it and learn about its history.
Lazaro Galdiano Museum
This Museum is at Calle Serrano 122, in the heart of Madrid. It was the private home of José Lázaro Galdiano, a businessman and art collector who, when he died, said that he wanted his collection to serve the education and enjoyment of future generations. It has 4,820 pieces distributed along the four floors that make up this beautiful palace, in addition to having a library with important literary works and a beautiful garden where you can walk.
This Museum is closed on Mondays, but we assure you that it is very much worth coming to see it. You can visit on your own or take a guided tour.
Which of these museums are you dying to visit? What has been your favorite if you already know them? Would you add any others to the list? Tell us on Instagram your recommendations, we are waiting for you!