Museums in Madrid
Madrid is the capital of Spain, the largest city in Spain, and the third-largest city in the European Union (EU).
Madrid has successfully preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods and streets. It has many historic landmarks including:
- The Royal Palace of Madrid
- The Royal Theatre and Opera House
- The Buen Retiro Park
A Virtual Tour of Museums in Madrid
Highlights Tour of Museums in Madrid
The Prado Museum is Span’s National Art Museum and one of the world’s finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century.
The collection comprises around 8,200 drawings, 7,600 paintings, 4,800 prints, and 1,000 sculptures.
The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, also called, El Reina Sofía, or simply El Reina is Spain’s national museum of 20th-century art.
Dedicated to Spanish art, the collection includes excellent collections of Spain’s two greatest 20th-century masters, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Certainly, the most famous masterpiece in the museum is Picasso’s painting Guernica.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is part of the “Golden Triangle of Art,”” which also includes the Prado and the Reina Sofia national galleries.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza collection with over 1,600 paintings includes works from the Italian, English, Dutch and German schools, plus 20th century European and American paintings.
Prado Museum Highlights The Must See Paitings
Tour of Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado
“We all have a little bit of musician, poet and crazy person in ourselves.”
– Spanish Proverb
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