Museums in Madrid: the most important ones

Guernica | musei Madrid


The museums in Madrid are famous and visited by people from all around the world.
Among very famous museums and hidden beauties, here are the museums you can’t miss if you’re going to Madrid.
They are beautiful places and house masterpieces from “Guernica” by Picasso to “Las Meninas” by Velázquez, and you’re spoilt for choice.

But be careful: you might run the risk of missing the very important works, but there’s an app which allows you to find straight away the unmissable masterpieces of the most important museums in Madrid.

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Il Museo del Prado | musei Madrid

Il Museo del Prado


The Prado Museum is one of the most important museums in the world.
It houses the most complete collection of Spanish painting dating from the 11thcentury to the 18thcentury and many masterpieces of the world history of art.
You can admire all the greatest artists from Raphael to El Greco, from Bosch to Titian, from Velázquez to Rembrandt.
The museum is open from Monday to Sunday. Free admission two hours a day.

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museo Thyssen-Bornemisza | musei Madrid

Il Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza


The Thyssen-Bornemisza collection is one of the most important private collections of paintings in the world.
Established as a private collection, it was bought by the Spanish government in 1993 and boasts a collection of works belonging to the main periods and schools of Western art from the 13thcentury to the 19thcentury.
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museo Reina Sofia | musei Madrid

Il Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia


The Reina Sofía Museum, opened to the public in 1990, is a point of reference for modern and contemporary art lovers and scholars.
The masterwork of the collection is certainly Guernica by Pablo Picasso, but there are many artists and many fundamental artworks to see from Joan Miró to Salvador Dalí, from Yves Klein to René Magritte.

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The “Essential Art Walk” App is the instrument which will help you discover the masterpieces of the three most important museums in Madrid: the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.
The app, you can download on any device, is an itinerary to discover the three museums through 24 masterpieces.

If you want to make a complete tour through History of Western Art in the heart of Madrid, this is the perfect app for you.
You can download the app from Visit Madrid-official tourism website —> The “Essential Art Walk” App 

museo Sorolla | musei Madrid

Il Museo Sorolla


The house belonged to the painter Joaquín Sorolla is now a museum housing his masterpieces.
Sorolla wasa very famous artist in the early 20thcentury and his marines, gardens and Spanish popular figures provide a portrait of the society of his time.

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museo del Romanticismo | musei Madrid

Il Museo del Romanticismo


The Palace of the Marquis of Matallana houses a collection of works offering you an insight into Madrid’s cultural life during the Romantic period.
A little-known museum, but which among pianos, paintings by Goya, ceramics and porcelain dolls, recreates the atmosphere of the first half of the 19thcentury.

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