Museum are quite numerous in this city which is why we made a list of best museums to visit in Madrid. Here you will find the complete guide with descriptions, prices, working hours and other useful information.
The Prado Museum is housed in a monumental, old but well-preserved building. It is equally rich on the outside and inside. It was founded in 1818, first opened in 1819 and never closed again. The founder of the museum is Fernando VII. The entire museum is filled with one of the world's largest collections of art paintings and various other valuable objects, such as: coins, orders, medals, drawings, photographs, sculptures, books and maps. This is one of the largest Spanish museums. The museum houses a masterpiece by the greatest Spanish Baroque painter, Diego Velázquez. About 1700 of the best and most famous masterpieces are in this museum.
The Thyssen Bornemisza National Museum is located near the Prado Museum. It was named after its founder, Baron Thyssen. Together with the Prado Museum and the Reina Sofia Gallery, it represents the "golden triangle" of art. Every work of art that they failed to place in the Prado and Reina Sofia museums can be found in this museum. These are masterpieces from the English, Dutch and German "schools", as well as works by expressionists, impressionists, as well as paintings from Europe and America, made in the 20th century.
Queen Sofia National Museum Art Centre or in Spanish Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia MNCARS is one of the most visited museums in Spain and in the world, and what stands out in the museum are the works of Dalí and Picasso. It is known as the Museo Reina Sofia and is a modern museum of the 20th century. The museum is located in the building of the old general hospital, which is also known to the public as the Sabatini building.
Sorolla Museum is described as the favorite museum to visit among the visitors. A walk through the Sorolla Museum will impress you, it is the house of the prominent artist, influential Spanish painter of the 20th century, Joaquin Sorolla that will show you the development of his art, his way of life and his relationship with his family. You will also have a complete experience in the yard of his house, which is full of flowers, fountains and sculptures, which Sorolla himself designed. A beautiful and peaceful oasis was often the inspiration for his paintings.
Another one of the most visited museums in Madrid is CaixaForum Museum. It is recognizable by its vertical living green wall designed by Patrick Blanc. There are over 250 species of plants on the wall, or 15.000 plants that survive without soil. The height of the wall is 24 meters. This is a work of art that you will admire. Certainly the CaixaForum Museum is not only known for this.