The Best Museums
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It’s art museum weather.

There are many attractive museums in Madrid. You will feel or touch history and culture of Spain through collections. Some of museums have no-entry-fee day. Please use it well. Enjoy the experience of discovering Madrid

[10:00~]A:Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

National museum of 20th century art opened 1990. The museum has mainly Spanish art like, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. You are able to see the 20th century's most famous painting "Guernica" that painted about Spanish Civil War by Picasso. The nearest station of the museum is Atocha Station and Lavapiés Station.
It takes about 5 min walk from here to next destination.

General Information

Facility nameQueen Sofia Arts Center (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia)
AddressCalle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid
Tel+34 917 74 10 00
Reservationaccepted on website
AdmissionGeneral€6(after 19:00 of Mon, Wed-Sat, after 15:00 of Sun. and Apr 18th, 27th, May 17th, 18th, Oct 12th and Dec 6th are Free)
Open hour(Mon, Wed-Sat)10:00-21:00, (Sun)10:00-19:00
ClosedTuesday, Janu 1st and 6th, May 1st and 15th, Nov 10, Dec 24th, 25th and 31th
Official website

[12:05~]B:Museo del Jamon

Highly recommended for lunch is Museo del Jamon. It is specializes in hum dishes restaurant. It offer beer, sandwich, cured ham, paella and so on. Because it is very famous, it have branches in other place. Just try nice Spanish dishes!
It about 2 min walk from here to next destination.

General Information

NameMuseo del Jamon(Pº del Prado)
AddressPaseo del Prado, 44 28014 Madrid, España
Tel+34 914 20 24 14
PriceBeer:bout €0.7, Hum:about €2.5, Sandwich:about 約€1
Open hour09:00-24:00
ClosedOpen throughout the year
Official website

[12:50~]C:CaixaForum Madrid

CaixaForum Madrid is a museum and cultural center sponsored by Europe’s leading savings bank and financial institution, La Caixa. It held many events and exhibitions. Next to the contemporary building, there is a green wall designed by French botanist Patrick Blanc. You will enjoy not only art event but also architecture.
It takes about 5 min walk from here to next destination.

General Information

Facility nameCaixaForum Madrid
AddressPaseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid
Tel+34 913 30 73 00
AdmissionFree. Some of events about €4
Open hour(Mon-Sun)10:00-20:00 (Holiday)10:00-18:00
ClosedOpen throughout the year
Official site

[13:55~]D:Museo del Prado

It is the main Spanish national art museum. it was opened to the public for the first time in 1819. Now it held more than 7000 art collections. The representative works of the museum is "The Clothed Maja", "The Nude Maja" and "The Third of May 1808" was painted by Goya.
It takes about 5 min walk from here to next destination.

General Information

Facility nameMuseo Nacional del Prado
AddressPaseo del Prado, s/n, 28014 Madrid
Tel+34 913 30 28 00
Reservationaccepted on web
AdmissionGeneral €14
Open hour(Mon-Sat)10:00-20:00,(Sun & Holiday)10:00-19:00
ClosedOpen throughout the year
Official website

[17:00~]E:Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza

It is private collections art museum. The collection started in the 1920s by Thyssen Bornemisza who German-Hungarian entrepreneur. You can see art collection from the 13th century to the late 20th century.

General Information

Facility nameMuseo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza
AddressPaseo del Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Tel+34 902 76 05 11
Open hour(Tue-Sun)10:00-19:00
ClosedMonday, Janu 1st & 5th, Dec 25th
Official site

Other recommended

Palacio Real de Madrid

It is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family at the city of Madrid. But the Royal Family do not reside in the palace and is only used for state ceremonies now. There were a lot of twists and turns to the story,but it is still important figures of Spanish history and culture.

■Address:Calle Bailén, s/n, 28071 Madrid
■Tel:+34 91 454 8800
■Admission:General €10、With a guide €17、Voice guide €4
■Open hour:(Apr-Sep)10:00-20:00, (Oct-Mar)10:00-18:00
■Closed:1/1, 1/6, 5/1, 5/15, 10/12, 11/9, 12/24, 12/25, 12/31,
■Access:about 5 min walk from Opera Metro Station
■Official website:

Sala Recoletos

It is an art gallery that managed by a non-profit institution FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE to contribute to the welfare of citizens and society. They have two art spaces, one on the "Sala Recoletos" at Art Walk. Another in the "Sala AZCA" on Paseo de la Castellana. You are able to enjoy to see temporary art exhibitions and major events in the art world.

■Address:Paseo de Recoletos, 23, 28004 Madrid
■Tel:+34 916 02 52 21
■Open hour:<Mon>14:00-20:00 <Tue-Sat>10:00-20:00 <Sun>11:00-19:00
■Closed:Open throughout the year
■Access:about 4 min walk from Colón Metro Station
■Official website:

Museo Sorolla

It was a home of a Spanish painter, Joaquín Sorolla. After he passed away, it converted into a museum that can see his work. His most typical works are characterized by a dexterous representation of the people and landscape under the sunlight. Like that artist, this museum bloom with light.

■Address:Paseo de General Martinez Campos 37, 28010 Madrid
■Tel:+00 34 91 3101584
■ Admission-free:(Sat)14:00-20:00, Sunday・Holiday, April 18, May 18 Oct 12, Dec 6
■Open hour:(Tue-Sun)17:30-20:00 (Sun & holiday)10:00-15:00
■Closed:Monday, Jan 1st, May 1st, Dec 24 25 amd 31
■Access:about 6 min walk from Rubén Darío Metro Station
■Official website:

Museo Cerralbo

It is private collection's art museum. The owner was 17th Marquis of Cerralbo and aristocrat, Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa. After his death, it became a museum. You are able to enjoy to see about 50,000 his collections.

■Address:C/ Ventura Rodríiuez, 17, 28008 Madrid, Spain
■Tel:+34 915 47 36 46
■Admission:General €3
■Admission Free:<Thu>17:00〜20:00 <Sat>14:00~ <others> Sunday, 4/18, 5/18, 10/12, 12/6
■Open hour:<Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat>09:30-15:00 <Thu>09:30-15:00, 17:00-20:00 <Sun>10:00-15:00
■Closed:Monday, Jan 1st & 6th, May 1st, Dec 24th 25th 31st and local holiday
■Access:about 5 min walk from Plaza de España Metro Station
■Official website:

Museo Lazaro Galdiano

It is a private art collections museum. It was the residence of José Lázaro Galdiano who is a Spanish financier, journalist, publisher and art collector. At the time of his death, he bequeathed his collection to a foundation. You are able to see over 12,000 items mostly from the Old Master and Romantic periods.

■Address:Calle de Serrano, 122, 28006 Madrid
■Tel:+34 915 61 60 84
■Admission:General €6
■Admission free:after 15:30. Sunday after 14:00
■Open hour :(Mon・Wed-Sat)10:00-16:30 (Sun)10:00-15:00
■Closed:Tuesday. Holiday. Please check official website
■Access:about 8 min walk from Gregorio Marañón Metro Station
■Official website:


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