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Museums in Madrid

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Museums in Madrid

One of the European capitals with the most cultural offerings, Madrid is the ideal destination for a getaway. In addition to tapas bars, flamenco clubs and legendary soccer clubs, the museums in Madrid are one of the city’s biggest attractions.

We invite you to visit the city’s emblematic Paseo del Arte (Art Walk) with exponents such as El Prado Museum or the Thyssen Museum, or to get away from the most famous collections to visit small delights such as the Sorolla Museum. Enjoy an enriching experience that will take you through some of the best examples of universal art and Spanish history.

The best museums in Madrid

Madrid’s museums have some of the best and most complete collections in the world. Their walls and corridors take you on a walk-through art and history that no culture lover in the city can miss.

Prado Museum

The Prado Museum of Madrid is home to one of the most impressive art exhibitions in the world. With over 200 years of history, its walls are home to a valuable collection of 8600 paintings and more than 700 sculptures. Among them are the largest exhibition of Spanish paintings and great exponents of Italian art through medieval times, the Renaissance, and the Baroque.

Its collection includes masterpieces by artists such as Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, Titian, Rubens and Bosch. One of the must-see paintings in its gallery is undoubtedly Velázquez’s Las Meninas, a Baroque composition that has given rise to countless interpretations over the centuries.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Located on the Paseo del Arte along with El Prado Museum, the Thyssen Museum in Madrid offers a wonderful walk through the history of European art.

In its collection you will find works by Gauguin, Van Gogh, Kirchner, Dürer, Frans Hals, Van Eyck, Monet, Degas, Hopper, Mondrian… Its more than 1000 works make an exciting journey from the Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century. A great variety of paintings that will take you several hours, so come to this museum with enough time on your hands!

Reina Sofía Museum

Located in the heart of Madrid’s Art Walk, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is a must-visit for every art lover. Prepare to be blown away by 20th and 21st-century masterpieces that are exhibited within its walls.

The museum houses an impressive collection that includes works from renowned artists like Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Juan Gris and many others. However, the crowning glory of the museum is undoubtedly Picasso’s Guernica, a powerful piece depicting the horrors of Spain’s Civil War.

Museum of Romanticism

Tucked away in the bustling heart of Madrid, the Museo del Romanticismo is a hidden gem located in an old mansion dating back to 1776. This museum provides a journey back in time to experience the lifestyle and customs of Madrid’s upper bourgeoisie during the 19th century.

As you step into this museum, you’ll be greeted by an impressive collection of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts. The exhibits are meticulously arranged to recreate daily life during the romantic period, giving visitors a unique glimpse into society during this historical time.

Sorolla Museum

Less known than other museums in Madrid, the Sorolla Museum is a hidden gem that art lovers shouldn’t miss. It is located in the Chamberí district, specifically in the artist’s former home and studio.

Stepping into the Museo Sorolla is like stepping back in time. The museum houses an extensive collection of works by Joaquín Sorolla, one of Spain’s most celebrated painters known for his remarkable ability to capture light and everyday life. You will you be able to see a rich array of his paintings, but you’ll also get a glimpse into his life and creative process. Don’t forget to visit the museum’s beautiful garden designed by Sorolla himself.

Madrid Archaeological Museum

You’ll find the Museo Arqueológico Nacional in the elegant Salamanca neighborhood. This museum is a treasure trove of antiquities, boasting one of the most important collections worldwide. As you wander through its halls, you’re taken on a journey from prehistoric times to the 19th century, all through the lens of various Mediterranean civilizations.

A visit to this museum provides an intimate look at key pieces that have shaped our understanding of history. Among its renowned exhibits is the famous Dama de Elche, an iconic Iberian sculpture. And if you’ve ever been fascinated by prehistoric art, don’t miss out on their replica of the Cueva de Altamira and its ancient paintings.

Madrid’s Museum of Natural Sciences

Founded in 1771, this is one of the oldest Natural History Museums in the world, making it a must-visit for any science enthusiast.

Stepping inside this iconic institution, you’re immediately immersed in a world of scientific exploration and discovery. The museum houses an impressive collection that spans across various fields of natural sciences. Walk among fossils dating back millions of years, or marvel at their extensive mineral and gemstone collection.

Visit the museums in Madrid

After a day of soaking up the rich cultural offerings of Madrid’s museums, there’s no better way to unwind than in the comfort and luxury of Dear Hotel Madrid. With its prime location in the heart of Gran Via, all these museums are easily accessible from our luxury boutique hotel in Madrid, making it an ideal base for your art-filled adventures.

Each room at Dear Hotel is designed with comfort and convenience in mind, equipped with all the amenities you might need during your stay. Moreover, the hotel boasts a rooftop pool and restaurant, perfect for unwinding after a day of museum hopping while enjoying breathtaking views of Madrid’s skyline

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