Art and culture

The Art Walk

The Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum form what is known as ‘Paseo del Arte’, the Art Walk, where you can find three of the most famous art galleries in the world. Located in Paseo del Prado, where you can also find some other monuments such as the Cibeles and Neptuno fountains, Puerta de Alcalá gate or the Retiro Park.

Prado Museum

Dirección: Paseo del Prado, s/n
Metro: Banco de España, Atocha, Retiro

The Museo del Prado is one of the most visited museums in the world. It houses one of the world’s finest collections of European art with works by artists such as Velázquez, El Greco, Goya and Tiziano.

Reina Sofía Museum

Dirección: Calle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid
Metro: Atocha

The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is home to major names in the contemporary art world like Dalí, Miró or Picasso and his famous piece ‘Guernica’.

Thyssen – Bornemisza Museum

Dirección: Paseo del Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid
Metro: Banco de España

The Museo Nacional Thyssen Bornemisza is housed in the 19th Century palace Palacio de Villahermosa. The collection contains works of Western art from the 13th Century to the present day. With more than 1,000 works, it was the most visited museum in Spain in 2013.

Royal Palace

Dirección: Plaza
Metro: Opera

The largest palace in Western Europe and one of the largest in the world. It houses a valuable historical and artistic heritage, highlighting very relevant collections of painting, sculpture and tapestry.

Sorolla Museum

Dirección: Paseo General Martínez Campos
Metro: Gregorio Marañón, Iglesia, Rubén Darío

The former family home of the artist Joaquín Sorolla in the centre of Madrid. His work captures the Mediterranean light and much of it is inspired by his family.

Cerralbo Museum

Dirección: Calle Ventura Rodríguez, 17
Metro: Plaza de España, Ventura Rodríguez

This small palace built in 1892 belonged to the Marquis of Cerralbo, and it is home to his collections, which are an indicator of his passion for the fine arts and architecture of that time.

Museum of Romanticism

Dirección: Calle San Mateo, 13
Metro: Tribunal

This building was owned by the Marquis of Matallana and has been declared a site of cultural heritage. It holds a collection of art from the Romantic movement from which it takes its name.  

Communications Palace

Dirección: Plaza de Cibeles 1
Metro: Banco de España

This monumental palace is located in Cibeles square, and since 2007 it is the headquarters of Madrid City Council

Royal Theatre

Dirección: Bailén, s/n
Metro: Ópera

The Royal Theatre was built under the reign of Fernando VII, in 1818. It is one of the best theatres in Madrid.


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