Museums in Madrid
Segovia is one of the most popular and most recommended places for a short break from Madrid. History, art and cuisine are its very best attributes.
Matadero Madrid has become one of the capital’s principal hubs for avant-garde art and culture.
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.
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 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.
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.