Best Museums in Madrid

Madrid is Spain's cultural capital so it's no surprise that there are a lot of museums here, more than can be crammed into one trip. You'll have to pay a small fee to enter most of them, but a few are free. Ask your private local guide for recommendations!

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Museums in Madrid

The essential museums in Madrid are focussed on art, and set in the Museum Triangle near Atocha metro station. The most famous of these is the Prado, where a highly prestigious collection of paintings is on display. The rest of the museums in Madrid cover a wide range of topics, such as military history, archaeology, astronomy, geology and ethnography.

7 Other Great Museums in Madrid

  • Caixa Forum, in the Museum Triangle, is a contemporary art and architecture museum famed for its unique "Vertical Garden" facade
  • Museo Cerralbo in Calle de Ventura Rodríguez contains the private collection of Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa, Marquis of Cerralbo who lived in the 1600s and assembled a wealth of paintings and decorative items
  • Museo de América, in Av. de los Reyes Católicos, documents the culture and history of the Americas with a large collection of artefacts
  • Museo Arqueológico Nacional, in Calle Serrano, is a treat for those fascinated by Spain's ancient history.
  • Museo Sorolla, in General Martínez Campos, is housed in a mansion built for the 19th-century artist Joaquín Sorolla and boasts a collection of his paintings, alongside decorative items
  • Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, on José Gutiérrez Abascal, has displays of fossils and natural specimens, as well as interactive exhibits for younger visitors
  • Museum del Ferrocarrill is set in the beautiful old Delicias Train Station and features a variety of locomotives, train cars and paraphernalia relating to railway transport

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