Many European capitals are known for their impressive scale of museums and galleries, but when it comes to Madrid, there's something particularly unique.
Three of its most illustrious museums are neighbors on the same street, with many other well-known cultural centers not far away. The Art Walk makes it convenient for visitors to enjoy such celebrated works of art. Who doesn't like easy access to major cultural attractions?
From Gran Hotel Inglés, one of the most emblematic 5-star hotels in Madrid, we share with you a summary of some of the best museums in Madrid. If you are interested, keep reading!
Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum
One of Madrid's heavyweights, the Reina Sofía specializes in 20th-century Spanish art. While most visitors to Madrid head straight to the Prado, this museum is usually next on the agenda. The historic glass facade hints at the surprising gems within, including masterpieces that focus on feminism, dreams, the Spanish Civil War, and most notably, Picasso's "Guernica."
With a huge collection of European art from the continent's most respected masters, the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum is a must-see for anyone. Here you can expect to find recognizable pieces by Dalí, El Greco, Monet, Picasso, and Rembrandt, as well as interesting modern pop art.
Prado National Museum
The Prado is a collection of Spanish and international masterpieces, and a source of national pride. The architect Juan de Villanueva designed numerous neoclassical works in the city, but none as famous as this one, which is why the building is now the number 1 stop for first-time visitors to Madrid.
Naval Museum of Madrid
The Naval Museum, located in the current Spanish Army Headquarters, has an entertaining and enlightening mix of artifacts and historical items from Spain's maritime activities. Recovered coins and jewelry are perfect examples of the explorers' prized loot.
National Archaeological Museum
In the Archaeological Museum there are prehistoric collections from the Iberian Peninsula; exhibits devoted to ancient Greek and Roman life; and an interior patio flooded with natural light. Don't miss the restored Mudéjar ceilings from the Andalusian collection and the famous "Dama de Elche".
Where to sleep in Madrid?
At break time, we recommend that you visit the Gran Hotel Inglés, our 5-star hotel in Madrid, with an unbeatable location in the Barrio de Las Letras, from where you can enjoy the leisure and activities that the city offers.
Our 48 art-deco-style luxury rooms are designed for a full rest that will allow you to enjoy a pleasant stay on your vacation or your weekend getaway in Madrid and have air conditioning, minibar, free Wi-Fi and many more amenities.
At Gran Hotel Inglés you will not be able to avoid going to our Spa, and relax in the waters, massages and treatments that we have for you. In addition, to end the day with a pleasant experience, we encourage you to use our special Jacuzzi to unwind.
Come and discover the city's museums, staying in the oldest hotel in Madrid. We will wait for you!