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The art galleries in Madrid

Madrid and its “Paseo del Arte” (The local name given to the distance between the top 3 art galleries in Madrid (The Prado Museum, the Thyssen Bornemiza and the Reina Sofía museum) set Madrid amongst the top art destinations in the world.


Besides this 3 top museums, there are other smaller art galleries which would stand out at most cities in the world: The Real Academis de San Fernando, the Lazaro Galdiano museum he Casa Sorolla museum and the Cerralbo Museum.


Something that we enjoy a lot about the art galleries in Madrid is the diversity you will enjoy. Each of the above mentioned Museums have such a different personality and collection that all could be visited. Let´s start with the smallest: the Sorolla Museum is actually located at the small palace where the artist lived. Along with his fantastic art the visitor enjoys a unique experience admiring the environment. The Real Academia de San Fernando does not “just” hold the second largest collection of art from Goya, but also the place where top artists like Dali and Picasso studied, an actual academy and a place to enjoy sculpture, photography, many fantastic objects and one of the world´s most important copper plates collections.


You can continue reading below about these fantastic art galleries and plan your trip to enjoy culture in Madrid.

Royal Academy of San Fernando – Gallery and museum

This one of the finest art galleries in Spain. Since it competes with the the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia, many people do not pay much attention to it, but it is worth a visit without hesitation. The academy is, above all, an academy with 56 members from different areas of arts. At the museum over 700 works are exhibited from a collection of over 1,500 . Among the most important paintings, the second largest collection of Goya in the world, San Jerónimo from El Greco and San Jerónimo from Rivera, the Spring from Arcimboldo, the only portrait of

Museo Thyssen Bornemisza

Museo Thyssen Bornemisza- Madrid

Why we recommend Museo Thyssen Bornemisza? The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum gives the public a stroll through art, from the XIII century until the end of the XXth. The visitor will be able to contemplate the main pieces from the periods and schools such as the Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Roccoco, Romanticism, art of the XIX and XX century and Pop Art. You can see art movements that are not shown in other museums such as Impressionism, Fauvism, German Expressionism and the vanguards of the beginning of the XX century. You can also see the large North American painting collection of the

Museo Reina Sofia

Museo Reina Sofia- Madrid

Why we recommend Museo Reina Sofia? The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia is one of the most important of Madrid. It offers the visitor an extent collection of Spanish modern art pieces. Founded in 1992, the Reina Sofia Museum continues the periods that the Prado doesn’t, starting from 1881, the year of Pablo Picasso’s birth. This museum offers the visitor pieces of art from important Spanish painters such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro. The most famous piece of the museum is the Guernica of Picasso. Book tours to enjoy Museo Reina Sofia Average customer

Museo del Prado

Museo del Prado- Madrid

Why we recommend Museo del Prado? The Museo Del Prado is one of the main tourist sites of the city of Madrid and you should not pass it up. You can see masterpieces of the Spanish, Italian and Flemish schools. depending on the time you have to visit the Museo del Prado, 15, 30 and 50 paintings have been selected that go through the name of some of the most famous painters, exceptional silversmith pieces and statues. Before beginning your visit, you should start by marking the rooms on one of the free maps that are given to you

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