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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...

Skip the Line Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza Direct Ticket

1. Skip the Line Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza Direct 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 private tour in Prado Museum

2. 3 Hours private tour in Prado Museum

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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...

Tour National Museum Reina Sofía

4. Tour National Museum Reina Sofía

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  • Visit Center of Arts Reina Sofía with a local guide. Admire the most important collection of modern arts and an outstanding representation of the international avant-gardes and neo-avant-gardes. Walk through the most relevant rooms and see artworks by the genius Joan Miró, by the unique Salvador Dalí and the incomparable Pablo Picasso. Get to...
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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...

Guided Tour Prado Museum only in English

5. 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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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...

Caixa Forum Madrid Ticket

6. 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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2-Hour Tour of Prado Museum in Madrid

7. 2-Hour Tour of Prado Museum in Madrid

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  • The Prado Museum is one of the most important museums in the world, containing a collection of over 8000 works of the best Spanish and international artists .The museum was opened in the year 1819 with the idea to show the works of the Spanish crown during the story , and present the school of Spanish painting in the world. It is the museum with...
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MADRID - Prado Museum Ticket

8. MADRID - Prado Museum Ticket

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  • The Prado National Museum opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1819, thanks to the initiative of Fernado VII, who intended to create a real space for paintings and sculptures.

    You will be able to admire the wonderful works of the most famous artists such as Velázquez, El Bosco, Botticelli, Rembrandt, Goya, or even El Greco,...
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Madrid Royal Palace and Prado Museum

9. Madrid Royal Palace and Prado Museum

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  • A different way to get to know the two main monuments of Madrid without waiting in queues and with a guide who will explain the best of the Museo Nacional del Prado is the largest art gallery in Europe and one of the most important in the world. In our guided tour of the Prado Museum you will get to know the masterpieces of the Spanish, Flemish...
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Private Madrid Royal Palace

10. Private Madrid Royal Palace

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  • Let's go on a Private Experience guided tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid.

    In your visit to Madrid you cannot miss this view as it is the official residence of the Kings of Spain and is one of the best preserved buildings you will see during your stay in Madrid.

    Make your visit confortable and in your own way. Our smart Official...
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Museo del Prado: tickets and private guided tour of the Prado museum

11. Museo del Prado: tickets and private guided tour of the Prado museum

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  • Visiting the Prado Museum with us is the assurance of a unique and authentic experience.

    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 at your hotel where your English-speaking guide will pick you up to discover one of the most...
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Prado and Reina Sofia: tickets and private visit

12. Prado and Reina Sofia: tickets and private visit

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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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Prado and Royal Palace of Madrid private guided tour

13. Prado and Royal Palace of Madrid private guided tour

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  • An exclusive private 4h visit to discover the Royal Palace 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...
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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.