Paseo del Arte

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This area, known in English as the Art Walk, boasts art and beauty as you’ll see nowhere else in the world. Along a stretch of just over one kilometre, you’ll find the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofía Museum, as well as a number of other institutions and buildings well worth visiting.

One of the world’s leading art galleries boasting works by Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, Titian, Rubens and Hieronymus Bosch, among others.

Embark on a breathtaking journey through seven centuries of art taking in works by the likes of El Greco, Canaletto, Monet, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Hopper, Picasso, Dalí and Chagall.

 

The Reina Sofia Museum boasts one of the finest collections of contemporary art in the world, including Picasso's iconic Guernica.

This 19th Century Neo-Classical building houses one of the world's most important antique collections.

Located on one side of the Art Walk, it is an unquestionable reference for cultural proposals in the capital city.

The spectacular Palacio de Linares hosts all kinds of events and, according to legend, is home to a ghost.

A stunning cultural centre hosting myriad activities and boasting some of the best views in Madrid.

A Museum designed to learn about and enjoy the history of Spain through its maritime dimension. (Permanent exhibition temporarily closed for maintenance. Only temporary exhibitions can be visited).

A museum created in 1912, presenting a walk through the history of the decorative arts of the Orient.

A botanic garden in the city centre with a sample of more than 5,000 species of live plants

This vibrant cultural centre is famous for its temporary exhibitions and its amazing vertical garden.

The Royal Observatory of Madrid, founded by Charles III is a museum of astronomy dating back to the 17th century.

The only permanent indoor circus in Spain, this wonderful venue plays host to first-class shows and concerts.

The most Vanguardist artistic expressions meet in this Neo-Moorish building in Lavapiés.

Independent body that houses Spain's repository of bibliographic works and documentation, including a valuable collection of different documents.

A key space in Madrid for citizens' artistic experimentation and cultural participation.

DON'T MISS

Download free maps and guides to the city to help you plan your trip.

Discover the city's most popular sights and attractions, from one of Europe's largest royal palaces to the magnificent Prado Museum and Real Madrid's stadium. 

  • A short but fascinating introduction to the city’s main museums which boast an important cultural heritage encompassing most European styles

    Art in Madrid Guide (PDF)
  • Art in Madrid Guide
  • Beckmann, Lempicka, Banksy, Leonardo Da Vinci, Jaume Plensa, H.C. Westermann, Balthus, Toulouse-Lautrec, Fra Angelico, Auschwitz...

    Must-see exhibitions in 2019
  • La Anunciación. Fra Angelico. 1425 - 1426. Oro y temple sobre tabla. 194cm x 194cm.
  • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

    Getting around Madrid

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  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place this year in Madrid and start planning your next visit!

    2019 Events Calendar
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  • There are plenty of green spaces in Madrid, offering a peaceful interval of relief under the deep-blue sky.

    Parks and Gardens