Museums in Madrid
The Museo del Prado, situated on Madrid’s so-called Paseo del Arte, is a must-visit, as it houses the largest collection of Spanish painting in the world.
The monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, one of the eighth wonders of the Old World, is Philip II’s great masterpiece.
Cosmopolitan and modern, the Chueca district is buzzing whatever the hour. The neighbourhood is ideal for shopping, dinner or enjoying the nightlife on offer.
Housed within a former power station, CaixaForum Madrid is a meeting point for fans of ancient, modern and contemporary art.
La Latina, with its medieval past and maze-like streets, is the perfect neighbourhood for sampling Madrid’s long-standing tradition of going out for a vermouth.
The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, part of Madrid’s Paseo del Arte, invites you on a journey through the world of contemporary art with painters such as Picasso, Dalí and Miró.
If the traveller puts in the effort, a walk through the Barrio de las Letras could transport them, at least symbolically, back to Madrid’s Golden Age.
To visit Museo Sorolla is to explore the Valencian painter’s most intimate sanctum. To see his workshop, dining room and beloved garden is a privilege accessible to all.
The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza has an extensive collection of European art from the Middle Ages through to the twentieth century, works by vanguards and American painting from the nineteenth century.