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Museo Lazaro Galdiano
Museo Lazaro Galdiano
#About the Museum of Private and Varied Art

The Museo Lazaro Galdiano is a museum born of the private collection of a private collector named Lázaro Galdiano.

The Museum of Art opened in 1951. It contains 37 rooms of works of art. Among the works exhibited are portraits, landscape paintings and paintings by the Spanish painter: Goya.

Other items in the museum include furniture, crystals, jewelry and gemstones. The museum also features weapons and military equipment and ancient war tools, such as medieval swords and armor.

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Museo se Carruajes Reales
Museo se Carruajes Reales
#The Royal Carriage Museum

The museum has closed.

Museo Nacional del Romanticismo
Museo Nacional del Romanticismo
#About Madrid's Romantic Museum

The Museo Nacional del Romanticismo of Madrid is a place to see amazing collections of furniture, porcelain and ceramics, musical instruments, kitchen utensils, and more. All these are displayed in the halls and living rooms, that in the 18th century many meetings took place of the Spanish nobility.

The private museum is located in the Chueca neighborhood in Madrid, in a house that was built in the 18th century by a family relative of the Spanish architect and designer Ventura Rodríguez.

Here you can see the long dining table of the King of Spain, Fernando VII, and his restrooms, as well as most items from that period. All these will give you an impression to the lifestyle of nobility from the Romantic period of the 18th century.

In the museum, there is a great collection of interesting art, that includes paintings from the great Spanish painters, including drawings by Velazquez, Zurbarán and the Spanish national painter Francisco Goya.

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Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas
Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas
#About the Museum of Hand Made Works of Spain

Since it was established in 1912, the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas has been an active museum in Madrid. This museum for decorative arts overlooks Retiro Park and is located in a place that in the 19th century was one of the aristocratic areas in the city.

The museum displays amazing hand made works, from the best art pieces of Spain. There are hand made glass items, jewelry, leather items, embroidery, ceramics, tiles, furniture and more.

The emphasis here is as diverse as possible, displaying only works that are hand made. There are works and tools from all regions of Spain. Items displayed here were created in different periods throughout the history of Spain, especially between the 15th to 19th centuries.

The museum also displayed an impressive collection of art from the far east.


The entrance into the temporary exhibits is free of charge.

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Museums in Madrid

Museo de Historia de Madrid
Museo de Historia de Madrid
#About the Historical Museum of the City of Madrid

In the Museo de Historia de Madrid you can see Madrid's development, in the historical events that it went through throughout the years.

There are a few items displayed from the past - paintings, photos, statues, maps, stamps, clothes, fans, furniture, and more.

The few opinions of the museum are divided. Many see this as an interesting museum for the history of Madrid, and some see it as a waste of time. Either way, since the entrance is free, you won't lose any money if you go in for a look.

Our recommendations: the museum is for history fans only, others might be bored here.

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Museo Cerralbo
Museo Cerralbo
#About the Marquis's Collection that Became a Historic Museum

The Cerralbo Museum (Museo Cerralbo) was established in the 19th century, in the fancy house whose frescoes are very fancy, and it is busy with decorations and gold finishings, a tribute to the houses of the nobility of the past. Beyond being an excellent museum, the palace displays the impressive lives of the aristocracy and nobility of Madrid.

The museum is located in what used to be the house of the 17th Marquis of Cerralbo, Enrique de Aguilera (1845 - 1922), who dedicated his life to researching history, art, and politics in Spain. From the outside, the building looks like a rather simple museum, however, the inside is a breath of grandeur and splendor from the items inside.

In the travels of Aguilera around Europe, he used to collect art pieces, that together make an extensive and impressive collection, including over 50,000 pieces of art, paintings, statues, glass works, furniture, wall carpets, watches, coins, and more.

Corridors packed with art treasures, grandeur and beautiful staircase, designed rooms full of fancy items, halls with touches of expensive furniture and many more bathing and sleeping rooms of nobles - this house is the peak of beauty and good taste.

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Matadero Madrid
Matadero Madrid
#About the Slaughterhouse that Became a Community Center and Modern Art

The Matadero Madrid, often just called Matadero, is a cultural center and modern gallery for contemporary art, that was born inside what used to be the city slaughterhouse of Madrid.

The Matadero opened in 2007, in the spirit of changing public buildings in many European cities into art spaces and active galleries. Instead of meat being hung up from the ceiling, today art is hung up in the large spaces, taking the place of the refrigerators that used to be here.

In the large building there are many wide open spaces, that give artists real space to work with, without constrictions on size and height.

In the Matadero you can find impressive displays of paintings, sculptors, design and video art. The projects here are of all fields and interact with artists from around the world. Music performances, of all styles and numbers, theater productions, and alternative theater make this place into a lively cultural center.


Visit the website for Matadero, to see if they are interesting events so you won't miss anything during your visit.

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Conde Duque
Conde Duque
#About the Modern Art Complex in the Ancient Building

Conde Duque is a modern art complex in Madrid, where museums and galleries have exhibits and present art, there is an auditorium that holds concerts, shows, plays, and dance performances.

The art complex was built in an old building from the 18th century, and at the center there is the museum for modern art, that holds temporary exhibits or paintings and photos, from the 20th century, and from modern artists.

Lately, the Conde Duque area has filled with clothing stores, restaurants, cafes, and nice and cheap bars.

The city's young population loves Malasana as well, the area where the complex is located. Many come to hang out here, together with tourists that come here to refresh from the many palaces and museums around the city.

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Museo de Cera
Museo de Cera
#To Be with the Beatles, Harry Potter and Charlie Chaplin

On Columbus Circle you will find the Museo de Cera, where you can meet popular characters from the world of cinema, sports and culture, in their wax versions. The wax museum is suitable for children, but it is also an experienced for adults with humor.

In each room here are characters from another field. Here are figures from Spanish history, the world of sports and the world politics. All these are presented alongside famous film actors, pop stars and well-known artists from the history of art.

Each room plays music adapted to its theme. Here you will find the stars of the Real Madrid football team. Characters from the world of television and film, such as Bart Simpson, Superman, Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. History and art also take a place here, with figures of great artists such as Picasso, standing next to historical figures such as Queen Cleopatra and Columbus.

There are also nice and unique attractions, such as the "Fear Train," suitable for large children, a terror museum and a simulator that simulates space flight. There is also a film about the history of Spain and dinosaurs that just left Jurassic Park.

Among the sculptures of wax seen when wandering around, there are also "living" characters, who amuse the audience and take selfie photos with them.


Buying tickets online will lower the entrance fee.

There are discounted rates for whole families.

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Museo Sorolla
#About the Museum at the House of the Artist

Museo Sorolla is dedicated to one of the greatest painters of Spain from the 20th century. It is located in the house of the artist himself. On the main floor of the museum you can also see Sorolla's studio.

Sorolla, of the greatest painters in Spain in the 20th century, received his fame thanks to a series of beautiful paintings, some great portraits, historical paintings, and landscapes. Diversity is also in the style and character of these paintings.

Though the collection is displayed in the house of Sorolla and shows mostly his works, there are also works in the fields of sculptor, ceramics, design, furniture, and jewelry. Outside the house you can see the nice gardens where the artist himself lived during his last years.


On Sundays entrance is free.

Entrance is free for anyone under the age of 18, and adults older than 65 years old.

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Museo de America
#About the Musem for American Cultures

The impressive two-story museum, built of all red bricks, is the Museo de America. This museum is organized by categories, dedicated to the cultures that were on the American continent, until Spain reached them.

Some see an irony in a museum by the empire that destroyed ancient and advanced cultures, and now boasts about the achievements of exactly those cultures. It has to be said that next to the impressive displays of archeological and ethnographic findings, there is an impressive survey of the complicated past and the history of Spain and the tribes that ruled America for many years.

In the museum there are many views of the different cultures and tribes of America. Over 2,500 items are displayed in the two floors of the museum, with information, models, maps, and different orienting factors. The division and display here include the historical aspect, geographical, religious, artistic, and cultural.

Some of the displayed items are very impressive. From the painting "Conquering of Mexico" from the 17th century, and the cultural treasures of Los Quimbayas, that the Spanish took from Columbia. The stone plates of the Maya, and the manuscript of Cortesano, that is considered a rare manuscript from the Maya culture, and a highly important historical item.


Entrance on Sundays is free of charge.

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Museo Arqueológico Nacional
#About the Most Important Archeological Museum in Spain

The Museo Arqueológico Nacional is a whole world of ancient items from the country throughout different periods in history, the time of ancient Greece, Rome, and more. With a tour of the museum you can learn about the rich Spanish history, and the past cultures that ruled here, starting from the Stone Age, until today.

The museum was built in the 19th century, in 1867. It was planned by the architect Francisco Jareño y Alarcón, and its original purpose was to store collections of the Kings of Spain in various fields. These fields ranged from ethnography, archeology, Numismatics, meaning money, and decorative art pieces.

In the museum notice the findings from the ancient culture Los Millares, that was here before the Copper Age, in the third century AD. More interesting cultures are the Bell Beaker culture, named after its typical drinking vases, the ancient culture El Arger, and the Megalithic culture, who left their stamp in the Balearic Islands of Spain, in the shape of Taulas.

If you exit to the museum garden, you can see an amazing model of the Cave of Altamira, and the prehistoric drawings discovered inside. Spectacular paintings from the end of the Paleolithic period (Early Stone Age).

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CaixaForum Madrid
#About the Modern Exhibits and the Hanging Gardens

CaixaForum Madrid is an art gallery, most of the exhibits here are temporary and constantly changing, dedicated to modern art. Every now and then retrospective exhibits are shown in the 6-floor gallery, dedicated to known artists that are not necessarily modern.

Not any less than the modern art displayed here, the CaixaForum Madrid received its fame from the eclectic and interesting design.

This begins with the hanging gardens that cover the walls that have been expertly planted here. The verticle garden here is in touch with Royal Botanical Gardens of Madrid, located in El Retiro Park nearby.

To combine this verticle garden with the building, the best architects were brought to design the building, the well-known Swedish architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. French botanist Patrick Blank, who is also an expert in these gardens, was also brought to help.

The building, which in the past was used as a powerhouse, the architects added more floors that were painted red. With the additional space, the architects created a modern and colorful space, interesting and special, which corresponds to and does not deny the materials and usability of the original structure and also preserves green and respectful awareness of the environment, while creating a contrast between its part and the time.


The entrance to the gallery is totally free.

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Museo de Arte Reina Sofía
#About the Museum for Temporary Exhibits for Spanish Art

Most boast about museum's permanent exhibits, and just check out the temporary exhibits. In the Museo de Arte Reina Sofía, there are many temporary exhibits. Actually, in each visit here you will probably see completely different works of art.

The museum excels in the Spanish artistic advancement starting from 1900, and until the 1970's. There is also an open art library for the general public, with a collection of over 10,000 books, almost 4,000 recordings and over 1,000 video clips.

In the display you can see a variety of art by famous artists. You might see works here by Dali, Miro, Julio Gonzales, with a strong emphasis on Picasso's fantastic works.

Notice the famous work by Picasso, "Guernica," for the huge size does not get close to the story that stands behind it. The painting was painted after the tough German bombings over the Spanish town of Guernica, during the Civil War of 1937. The terrible bombing killed 2,000 residents of the small town. In this amazing work of art, you can see the terrors of war in black and white. In the space where the painting is displayed, you can see the paintings that were made by Picasso before and during its creation.

The museum is one of three named the Golden Triangle of Art - the area where there are three main museums around the Paseo del Prado. One of them is the Museo de Arte Reina Sofía, and then there are also the Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

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Museu Thyssen-Bornamiza
#About the Museum that was Born From the World's Largest Private Art Collection

The purpose of the Thyssen-Bornamiza Museum (Museu Thyssen-Bornamiza) was to present the collection of art acquired by the Spanish government from the Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornamiza in 1993. It was probably the most important private collection in the world - by Baron Thyssen-Bornamiza. It was opened to the general public in 1992 and expanded in 2004.

In the museum you can see about 300 works, created from the 13th century until today. On the ground floor you can see the variety of modernist creations. On the first floor you will see the Dutch works from the 17th and 18th centuries. Here you will see a lot of Impressionist and Post Impressionist works. On the second floor are the details of the ancient collection, including a collection of Italian painters (also known as "primitive"), a collection of portraits, paintings by various Renaissance painters, including Titian and El Greco and Baroque paintings, such as those of Bernini and others.

Together with the Prado Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum, Thyssen-Bornamiza is one of the three museums known as the "Golden Triangle of Art" - the area where the three main museums around Paseo del Prado are located.


On Mondays the entrance to the museum is free

If you are limited in time, this museum is a little less significant than the Prado Museum and Reina Sofia.

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Museo Nacional del Prado
#About the Big Museum of Madrid

Around the Paseo del Prado Avenue, you will find the Golden Triangle of Art - the three important and main museums of Madrid. One of them is the Museo Nacional del Prado, the largest museum in Madrid and one of the largest classical painting museums in the world.

The large collections at the Prado are displayed in an impressive neo-Classical building. The building was designed by architect Juan de Villanova, during the rule of the Bourbon king, Carlos III. Here you will find an impressive variety of creations. There are collections here gathered by the kings of Spain throughout the years, and famous Italian paintings, who the Catholic kings were patrons for.

The museum is massive, and because of that, you will not be able to see all the art displayed here. The museum has more than 5,000 drawings, about 1,000 coins, and medallions, about 700 statues, and over 800 paintings. At all times, only one-seventh of the items are displayed, and therefore it is recommended to see the temporary exhibits when you are planning on visiting.

Take a look at the museum building, which before it became a museum, it was used as a palace.


Entrance is free to the Prado Monday-Saturday between 6 pm to 8 pm. On Sundays and holidays the free hours are 5 pm to 7 pm. The lines are massive so we recommend arrive an hour, even an hour and a half prior.

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