Madrid travel guide


Madrid Travel Guide

Museums in Madrid

Prado Museum Located in an 18th buildingm designed by Juan de Villanueva, the Prado is considered one of the most important art galleries in the world. It houses masterpieces by Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, Zurbarán, Ribera, Ribalta, Titian, Raphael, Botticelli, Fra Angélico, Rubens, Bosch, Van der Weyden, Poussin, Lorrain, Watteau, Rembrandt, Dürer and Mengs, among others. Paseo del Prado. Metro: Banco de España & Atocha.
- Open: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Closed: Monday.

Reina Sofía Culture Center A cultural center containing a permanent collection of Spanish contemporary art and offering a wide variety of temporary exhibitions covering diverse modern artistic disciplines such as painting, sculpture, video, photography, films, etc. - Calle Santa Isabel, 52.
- Metro: Atocha. Open: 10 a.m.
- to 9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to
- 2:30 p.m. Closed: Tuesday.

Cerralbo Museum A private collection including archeological artifacts, porcelains, tapestries and paintings from different periods. Calle Ventura Rodríguez, 17. Metro: Plaza de España & Ventura Rodríguez.
- Open: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Closed: Monday and holidays.

Sorolla Museum Former home and studio of the famous painter, this museum contains a good part of his work as well as paintings by his friends. Paseo General Martínez Campos, 37. Metro: Rubén Darío & Gregorio Marañón.
- Open: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Closed: Monday.

Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando Museum Paintings from the 16th through 19th century Spanish School are exhibited. Flemish, German, French and Italian Schools are also represented. Displays of sculpture and porcelain. Calle Alcalá 13. Metro: Sol.
- Open: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Sunday and Monday
- 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Museum of the Americas This museum features American archeology and ethnology collections from prehistoric to modern times. Avenida Reyes Católicos, 6. Metro: Moncloa.
- Open: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Sunday and holidays 10 a.m.
- to 2:30 p.m. Closed Monday.

Military Museum Over 27,000 artifacts including weapons, uniforms, documents, flags, painting and sculpture tracing the history of the Spanish military are on display. Calle Méndez Núñez, 1. Metro: Retiro & Banco de España.
- Open: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Closed: Monday.

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