Paseo del Arte

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  • Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Jardín ©Pablo Casares
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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. If you're planning on visiting all three museums, we recommend you purchase the Paseo del Arte pass, which is valid for one year and allows one visit to the permanent collection of each of the three museums.

Please note: due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Paseo del Arte pass cannot currently be purchased. It will most likely go back on sale in September.



One of the world’s leading art galleries boasting works by Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, Titian, Rubens and Hieronymus Bosch, among others. REOPENED ON 6 JUNE.

Embark on a journey through seven centuries of European art, from the early 1200s to the late 20th century, taking in works by the likes of Dürer, Frans Hals, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Kirchner. REOPENED ON 6 JUNE.

The Reina Sofia Museum boasts one of the finest collections of contemporary art in the world, including Picasso's iconic Guernica. REOPENED ON 6 JUNE.

This 19th Century Neo-Classical building houses one of the world's most important antique collections. REOPENED ON 9 JUNE. FREE ENTRY TILL 31 AUGUST.

Located on one side of the Art Walk, it is an unquestionable reference for cultural proposals in the capital city. REOPENED ON 2 JUNE.

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

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

A Museum designed to learn about and enjoy the history of Spain through its maritime dimension. CLOSED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

A total of 30,000 historic decorative objects including furniture, ceramics, glassware, jewellery and fabrics. REOPENED ON 9 JUNE. FREE ENTRY TILL 31 AUGUST.

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. REOPENED ON 1 JUNE.

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

Don't miss

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

The most Vanguardist artistic expressions meet in this Neo-Moorish building in Lavapiés. REOPENING ON 1 JULY.

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. CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


Download the Essential Art Walk App and discover the twenty-four masterpieces you simply have to see in Madrid.

Because we don’t want you to miss out on any of Madrid’s fantastic museums, here is a list of over 40 must-visit galleries to suit all tastes. Have all the addresses, phone number and opening times to hand when you most need them.

  • 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
  • Rembrandt, Vampires, Rodin-Giacometti, Richard Learoyd, Delibes, Katz, Magritte, PHotoEspaña...

    Unmissable exhibitions in 2020
  • Piet Mondrian, Composición con rojo, negro, amarillo y gris, 1921. Óleo sobre lienzo, 39,5 x 35 cm, Kunstmuseum Den Haag © Mondrian // Holtzman Trust
  • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

    Getting around Madrid


Make your way up to the observation deck for some stunning views.

Climb on board and discover the city in a panoramic format.

To enjoy amazing spring plans in Madrid.

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

    Madrid Events Calendar
  • René Magritte. La Clef des champs, 1936. Óleo sobre lienzo. 80 x 60 cm © VEGAP, Madrid
  • All public parks and gardens in the city are once again fully open to the public.

    Parks and Gardens
  • Lago de la Casa de Campo
  • A route through the Madrid of this unique architect and urban developer. Do you know which buildings and facilities were designed by him?  

    Antonio Palacios’ Madrid
  • El Madrid de Antonio Palacios
  • A selection of ten statues around the city that come out to meet visitors

    Madrid Statues
  • Estatuas de Madrid