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 with works by Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, Titian, Rubens and Hieronymus Bosch.

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum takes you on a incredible journey through seven centuries of European painting. (Free entry for under 18s until 2 January)

 

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. (Museum temporarily closed from 3-20 September for renovation work.)

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.

Teatro Circo Price, mecca of the circus shows in Madrid, also hosts plays 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.

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  • 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)
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    2018 Events Calendar
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