Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

The former hospital  turned into a national museum in 1992 and hosts a large library. The famous painting "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso is the highlight of the exhibition. 

Museo del Prado

The "Prado" is the most famous museum in Madrid, where you can find the great masters such as Goya, Velazquez, Titian, Dürer, Bosch or Botticelli. Check the website of the "Prado" for free entry (Mon-Sat 6 pm to 8 pm and Sun 5 pm to 7 pm) free entry (no guarantee).

Caxia Forum Madrid

In the former power station, a museum and auditorium was built by the "Caxia" Bank in 2008. The "Caxia Forum" offers various events of art and music. There is a café and a bookshop in the lobby. For more information about the building check out "Architecture Madrid".

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

The museum displays the art treasures that german steel baron Heinrich Thyssen has collected. In addition to works by Dürer, Holbein and Kirchner, there are also paintings by Cézanne, van Gogh, Rubens and Canaletto.  

Museo Nacional de ciencias Naturales

In the Palacio de las Artes y la Industria built in 1887, there is the Museo Nacional de ciencias Naturales, with famous fossils. The Natural Science Museum of Madrid is also a renowned research institute with scientists in the fields of biology, geology and ecology. The interesting temporary exhibitions are often supplemented with works of art. 

Museo de America

The Spanish conquerors shipped the treasures of the Americas to their capital in Spain. The "Museo de America" has the most beautiful collection of Mayan and Inca art in Europe. 


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