Culture and traditions

Museums in Madrid

I propose a walk through the Madrid treasure: its museums. Due to its extension, the city can boast its great concentration of internationally renowned museums.
The famous Art Walk, with The meadow, the most important Spanish art collection in the world, the Reina Sofía Art Center, contemporary art, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, the exceptional collection of the Thyssen family.

Madrid Reina Sofia Museum

The Lázaro Galdiano Museum, private foundation that houses paintings, sculptures, historical goldsmithing and archaeological remains.
The National Archaeological Museum with a sample of art from prehistory to the nineteenth century, which exposes The Lady of Elche and a reproduction of the ceilings of the Cave of Altamira.
The Museum of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, with a collection of old masters, a sample of Spanish painting with works by Murillo or El Greco and a room dedicated to Goya who was director of the Academy.

Madrid Prado Museum

The Sorolla Museum, in the artist’s house and workshop, which makes up the largest collection of his painting and drawing, and his personal correspondence.
The National Museum of Decorative Arts, magnificent collection of ceramics, glassware, tapestries, carpets, suits, paintings, musical instruments and bronzes.
The Madrid History Museum, before Municipal Museum, shows the evolution of the city since prehistory.

Especially to go with children, the National Museum of Natural Sciences, dedicated to the dissemination of Natural Sciences and the wax Museum from the city.
They are just some of the many to visit. Most can be visited for free if you purchase the Madrid Card.

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