En este momento estás viendo 3 museums in Madrid (that you probably haven’t visited yet)!

3 museums in Madrid (that you probably haven’t visited yet)!

3 museums in Madrid (that you probably haven’t visited yet)!

When it comes to museums in Madrid, one immediately thinks of the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofía. But Madrid has a lot more to offer! There are dozens of great museums in the city. Here are few suggestions, for some great museums in Madrid!

Guido Reni Exhibition 

Childs Head, Reni, Guido, 1839.

From the 28th of March to 9th of July 2023, the Prado Museum will present its principal exhibition for the spring of 2023. 

The show features about 100 pieces from more than 40 museums, organisations, and public and private collections in Europe and America. It will provide a comprehensive look at the career of the Italian painter Guido Reni in the 17th century. 

Along with a variety of other paintings and sculptures, this large display of Guido Reni’s work is on display, demonstrating the artist’s primary influences on the formation of his personality.  Reni’s art is widely varied, making it possible to appreciate the beauty and wealth of his creative process.

Must know before visiting: 

  1. Exhibition is held in the Prado Musuem
  2. From 28 March to 9 July 2023
  3. Paseodel Prado, s/n 28014
  4. Nearest Metro: Atocha (L1), Banco de España (L2), Estación del Arte (L1)
  5. Monday to Saturday: 10am-8pm, Sundays and holidays: 10am-7pm
  6. Bank Holidays from 10:00am to 15:00pm. 

Lázaro Galdiano Museum

A real hidden treasure in Madrid, house some of the masterpieces of El Greco, Goya, El Bosco, Murillo and Zurbarán. In fact, some of the works that some people go to see at the Prado are actually in this museum (for example, Goya’s El Aquelarre). 

This museum was the home of the scholar José Lázaro Galdiano, who lived from the late 19th century. During his lifetime he built up a collection of truly extraordinary paintings and “objets d’art” that today form part of a priceless legacy.

If you are passionate about Spanish painting, this museum will make you feel like you are in paradise. Lázaro Galdiano was a great admirer and collector of 16th and 17th century Spanish painting, as well as Goya and the Goyaesque school. What’s more, both the three-floor building and the surrounding gardens are a work of art in themselves, and are sure to inspire you.

Must know before visiting:

  1. The Lázaro Galdiano Museum is located in Calle Serrano 122, 28006 Madrid 
  2. Nearest metro station is Ruben Darío
  3. Open from 9:30am to 15:00pm everyday, except for Mondays
  4. Thursday afternoons from 16:30pm to 19:30pm is free entrance
  5. The general ticket costs 7€, but there are many options in order to have a reduced or free ticket

Sorolla Museum

The Sorolla Museum is more than just a museum: it is the house where the painter lived and worked in Madrid. It is not located in the city centre, but in the heart of the Chamberí district, a nineteenth-century district, which a is very beautiful to walk around. Without a doubt, the location of this museum makes it a very pleasant place to visit, as there are no large crowds. 

Inside you can walk through the various rooms where Sorolla spent his days: his salon, his studio and his beautiful garden in a Nasrid style similar to the interior courtyards of the Alhambra.

For art lovers, though, the best part of the house is the area reserved for his canvases, the most perfect exponent of Spanish Impressionism. Here you will find paintings that perfectly summarise the artistic evolution of the Valencian painter, from his beginnings more closely linked to realism to his last, more colourful and atmospheric period.

Must know before visiting:

  1. Museo Sorolla is located in Paseo General Martínez Campos, 37 28010 Madrid
  2. Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30am to 20:00pm and on Sundays and Bank Holidays from 10:00am to 15:00pm
  3. The basic entrance tickets costs €3, but there are a lot of options to have a free ticket

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