Museums in Madrid

Museums in Madrid

The museums located along the famous Paseo del Prado boast magnificent collections. For a first-time visit, there’s nothing like getting lost in the Prado Museum, or the Reina Sofía if you’re more inclined towards modern art, or the fabulous Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum with its wonderful collection. These are places steeped in history and treasures you cannot afford to miss, and I am passionate about sharing their stories.

Beyond these three, Madrid offers a wide variety of museums that could also make for extraordinary visits, depending on your interests.

One of my favourites is Museo Sorolla, which is a beautiful house located at Chamberí neighbourhood, that belonged to the painter from Valencia. The garden is a work of art itself! and Sorolla’s work is a must-see, specially the portraits and the scenes that he painted at the beach. 

If you have children, it is highly recommended to visit the Naval Museum, which is a place that combines history from the late Middle Ages to the present day. It allows you to learn about the different types of ships and naval construction systems developed throughout history, advancements in science and navigation instruments, as well as the weapons and objects used for ocean crossing.

On the other hand, if you’re interested in seeing how people lived in old days, very close to the city center, there is the Romanticism Museum. It’s a house you can explore in a short time and find wonderful musical instruments, clocks, tapestries, and paintings that decorated the rooms. I am very impressed by the personal use objects displayed there because they show us what life was like before plastic, and of course, the children’s toys, which were true beauties.

Madrid has a lot to offer, and there are always temporary exhibitions worth enjoying. That’s why I always recommend picking up the exhibition guide, which is always available for free at the tourist information office, and choosing from the many possible options!

Maria Iturralde

I'm a communication profesional, specializing in strategies for social projects and a lover of cultural connections. Originally from Ecuador, I've made Madrid, Spain, my home, balancing work remotely with enjoying the city's vibrant culture. Madrid isn't just where I live; it's where I've explored every corner, discovering its unique charm. By day, I'm a dedicated communication consultant, and off-duty, I'm out exploring Madrid's streets and museums. I also enjoy giving private tours, sharing the city's stories from a local perspective. It's not just a job; it's my way of bringing Madrid to life through storytelling. Join me on this journey as I blend professional know-how with a passion for Madrid's cultural richness.

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