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Top 5 Must-See Activities in Madrid

These are the most famous Madrid tourist attractions & sight tours which sees thousands and millions of visitors each year:


Madrid Contemporary Art Galleries

Madrid is filled with amazing art galleries and museums. So if you’re an art lover, you’ll certainly have a great time in this Spanish capital city. If you wanted to dig a little deeper into the world of fine arts of Madrid, there are just so many places that are waiting for you to explore. Wondering where you should go? Check out this list of some of the most famous museums in Madrid for art lovers.

Top Madrid Art Galleries

Best Madrid Museums

Museo Nacional del Prado

The Prado Museum is definitely one of Madrid’s most famous museums and should be on top of your list of places to visit in the city. It houses a permanent collection of art pieces including Spanish paintings dating back from the 11th century. Paintings made...

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza with Skip the line ticket

1. Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza with Skip the line ticket

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  • Entrance into the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid.
  • One of the largest private art collections in the world showcasing artworks from the 13th century to the 20th century plus jewellery and fashion exhibitions.
  • The Thyssen museum is part of Madrid's 'Golden Triangle of Art".
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Caixa Forum Museum

The Caixa Forum museum is a museum that is dedicated to media arts and contemporary arts. This highly remarkable museum is housed in a contemporary designed building that’s famous for its vertical garden having more than 15,000 plants, designed by French botanist Patrick Blanc. The...

3 Hours Prado Museum Private Tour

2. 3 Hours Prado Museum Private Tour

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  • Visit Spain’s most important gallery, the 3 hour tour will allow you to see the essential works. The guide can pick you up from your hotel or also at the entrance of the gallery, next to the statue of Goya. The price of the tour includes the entrance ticket, which will also allow you to avoid the large queues.

    During the tour not only...
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Museo de Arte Thyssen-Bornemisza

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is known for its wealth of treasures and exquisite collections that consist of more than a thousand works of art. Most of these art pieces are private personal collection of Baron Hans-Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, which dates back...

Prado Museum Fast Line Ticket and Madrid City Guided Walking Tour

3. Prado Museum Fast Line Ticket and Madrid City Guided Walking Tour

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  • Get inmersed in Madrid city center walking through the old streets accompanied by our tour guide.

    Have preferent access to the unique Prado Museum entrance, skiping the line with your included ticket to visit it on your own and enjoy plenty of time inside one of the most important galleries in the...
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Museo del Romanticismo

The Museo del Romanticismo features the works of some famous artists, like Esquivel, Madrazo, Alenza, Goya and the Bécquer brothers. It includes jewellery pieces made of lava, ebonite, and human hair, as well as ceramics from the Sèvres and Sargadelos. There’s also an extraordinary collection of porcelain dolls, imperial and Isabelline furniture, 15 pianos, and the pistol that Larra used...

Guided Tour Prado Museum only in English

4. Guided Tour Prado Museum only in English

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  • Guided tour to El Prado Museum, an outstanding Museum of arts. Every secret will be expalined by your guide only in English.

    Skip the line and explore El Prado with a knowledgeable guide who will offer you an unique experience. The guide will take you directly to the masterpieces that you cannot miss. Admire the wonderful paintings made by...
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Museo Reina Sofía

The Reina Sofia museum is another popular museum in Madrid when it comes to contemporary art and modern at. In fact, this museum is like the modern counterpart of the Prado Museum. The building is divided to two sections – new wing and the old...

Caixa Forum Madrid Ticket

5. Caixa Forum Madrid Ticket

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  • It is located in the center of Madrid, next to the great art museums of the capital, it is an unique building built in 2008 on an old power plant of the late nineteenth century, with almost 10,000 m2 of surface has become a cultural reference in the city. From its open plaza to all its citizens and its incredible Vertical Garden (one of the most...
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The Sorolla Museum

The Museo Sorolla houses a great collection of artwork by the famous painter, Joaquin Sorolla Bastida. Situated within the artist’s house and former art studio, the museum will take you to explore the painter’s world in a unique way, while getting a close up view of his personal belongings and paintings. The museum also showcases range of furniture and objects that used to be part of the...

Museo Lázaro Galdiano Admission Ticket

6. Museo Lázaro Galdiano Admission Ticket

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  • The Lázaro Galdiano Museum is the result of José Lázaro Galdiano's legacy to the Spanish State. This museum, one of the few Madrilenian ensembles of mansion and garden that have survived to this day, houses more than 3,000 works of art (selected from its collection of 12,600) exhibited and distributed on four floors of what was the private...
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Private Guided Tour of the Prado Museum in Madrid with fast entrances and pick up at the hotel.

7. Private Guided Tour of the Prado Museum in Madrid with fast entrances and pick up at the hotel.

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  • Visiting the Prado Museum with us is the assurance of a unique and safe experience. Our private tour with entrances and pick up at your hotel is the best in town.

    We make a point of honour of the quality of the visit, which is achieved through a totally personalised service adapted to your needs. The visit begins with a pick up at your...
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Prado and Reina Sofia Private Tour: Tickets and Hotel Pickup

8. Prado and Reina Sofia Private Tour: Tickets and Hotel Pickup

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  • An exclusive private 4h visit to discover Madrid and the famous Prado Museum. Enjoy a morning to immerse yourself in Spanish culture with this exclusive private tour.

    It is along the famous Paseo Del Prado that you will meet one of the largest art galleries in the world: the Prado Museum. The Prado houses the best collection of Spanish...
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Private visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Prado Museum. Entrance skip the line included, pick up at your hotel and cab included in the price.

9. Private visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Prado Museum. Entrance skip the line included, pick up at your hotel and cab included in the price.

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  • An exclusive 4-hour private tour to discover the Royal Palace and the famous Prado Museum. Take advantage of a morning to immerse yourself in Spanish culture with this exclusive private...
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National Archaeological Museum: Skip the Line Tickets and Private Guided Tour

10. National Archaeological Museum: Skip the Line Tickets and Private Guided Tour

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  • The National Archaeological Museum of Madrid brings together hundreds of works that have marked the time. Enjoy your private visit to discover the secrets of prehistory, Roman Hispania, protohistory or the Near East and the well-kept secrets of Egyptian mummies. A unique and original experience that will not leave you...
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Admission to the Recoletos Room of the Mapfre Foundation in Madrid

11. Admission to the Recoletos Room of the Mapfre Foundation in Madrid

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  • Sala Recoletos is an art center on Paseo del Prado itself, recently considered a World Heritage Site for its contribution to art and culture, it is a must-see, it has a space dedicated to the works of Joan Miró. 65 works allow visitors to embark on an adventure through the masterpieces of the Catalan artist to discover the main motifs that are...
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Skip the Line: Madrid Royal Palace Admission Ticket

12. Skip the Line: Madrid Royal Palace Admission Ticket

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  • Enjoy in a few hours one of the most popular points in Madrid, the Royal Palace.
    Visit the biggest palace in all Europe and have the opportunity to include a guided tour during approximately an hour to see the most important rooms of the former...
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Ticket to the Madrid Museum of Illusions and 3 Self-Guided Tours

13. Ticket to the Madrid Museum of Illusions and 3 Self-Guided Tours

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  • Be brave enough to jump in an illusion created by the Vortex Tunnel that will drive you crazy and make you believe you’re heavily struggling just to make a step forward through a rotating cylinder – on a surface so stable and flat! Be unbelievably rotated in the Upside Down Room, let yourself free in an Infinity room, resist the laws of...
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Conclusion

Of all the museums stated above, the three most popular museums are the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia and Thyseen-Boenemisza Museum. The good news is that these museums are included in the Madrid Museum Pass. This means that if you’re going to book this ticket, you get to visit all three museums at a discounted price! If you have plans to visit other places in Madrid aside from these museums, your best bet is to book the Madrid hop on hop off bus, which is a convenient and comfortable way of exploring the city since you’ll be on board a bus.