Museums in Madrid, Spain tourist guide

Madrid Museums

Prado Museum

Prado Museum
Paseo del Prado
Tel: +34 91 330 2800
Open: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm; 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Sunday; closed on Monday
Website: www.museodelprado.es


Reina Sofa National Art Museum
Santa Isabel, 52
Tel: +34 91 467 5062
Open: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm; 10:00 am to 2:30 pm Sunday; closed on Tuesday
Website: www.museoreinasofia.es

This centre is home to an important collection of 20th-century Spanish art selected from the museum's wealth of paintings, sculptures, drawings and engravings by Spanish and foreign artists. It also offers an interesting programme of special exhibitions.


Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Paseo del Prado, 8
Tel: +34 91 369 0151
Open: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm; closed on Monday
Website: www.museothyssen.org

This museum houses the largest and best selection of pictures collected by Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen Bornemisza. It includes 800 pictures spanning the great masters and schools from the 13th century to the present day.


National Archaeological Museum
Serrano St, 13
Tel: +34 91 577 7912
Open: 9:30 am to 8:30 pm; 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Sunday; closed on Monday
Website: man.mcu.es

Collection of archaeological objects from the prehistoric, classical and Middle Ages.


Museum of Contemporary Art
Juan de Herrera s/n
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mondays closed.
www.munimadrid.es/museoartecontemporaneo/

The museum hosts Spanish and international contemporary art and frequently organizes interesting expositions.


Museum of Palacio Real
Bailén s/n.
Open 9 a.m. to 6.15 p.m., Sundays and Holidays 9 a.m. to 3.15 p.m..


Museum of Horse Coaches
Palacio Real. Campo del Moro. Open 9 a.m. to 6.15 p.m., Sundays and Holidays 9 a.m. to 3.15 p.m.


Open Air Sculpture Museum
Paseo de la Castellana
Here we find outstanding sculptures of artists like Chillida, Saura, Barcelo or Tapiés.


National Museum of Decorative Arts
Montalbán, 12. Open 9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., Mondays closed.
Here we find a considerable collection of ceramics, glass objects, textiles and furniture.


National Museum fof Artistic Reproductions
Av. de los Reyes Católicos, 6. Open 9.30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays closed.
An interesting collection of reproductions and copies.


Romantic Museum
San Mateo, 13. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Holidays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mondays closed.
The museum is decorated like a 19th century palace and exposes objects of the romantic epoch.


Museum Sorolla
Paseo General Martinez Campos, 37. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays closed.
Here are exposed a lot of works of the great Spanish painter Sorolla, together with sculptures of several artists and popular art objects.


Museum Cerralbo
Ventura Rodriguez, 17. Open 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays closed.
Exposition of paintings, sculptures, ceramics and tapestries.


Museum Lazaro Galdiano
Serrano, 122. Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays closed.
Private collection of paintings, jewellery and objects of enamel, ceramics and ivory.


Museum of Natural Science
Jose Gutierrez Abascal, 2. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays and Holidays 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m., Mondays closed.


Mineralogic Museum
In the geologic faculty of the University, visits after personal arrangement.


Ethnological Museum
Alfonso XII, 68. Open 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mondays and Holidays closed.
In the Museum are united objects from the five continents. Especially interesting are the mummies of the Guanches, the original habitants of the Canary Islands.


Geologic Museum
Rios Rosas, 23. Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays 9.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m., Sundays and Holidays closed.


Railway Museum
Paseo de las Delicias, 61. Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sundays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mondays closed.


Museum of Coins and Bank-Notes
Doctor Esquerdo, 36. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays closed.


Museum of the Town
Fuencarral, 78. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., Mondays and Holidays closed.
Objects related to the history of Madrid.


Museum of Popular Art and Customs
Carretera de Colmenar Viejo, Km.15. Open Mo, fr 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tue,Thu 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.


Africa Museum
Arturo Soria, 101. Open Thursdays 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays 11.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Interesting ethnological collection.


America Museum
Reyes Católicos, 6
This is a huge compilation of objects from mainly South America, with arts of the Incas, the Codex Trocortesano and the treasure of the Quimbayas.


Museum of Aviation
Carretera de Extremadura, Km. 10,5. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mondays closed.


Museum of Navigation
Montalbán, 2. Open 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., Mondays closed.
Here we find a god number of models of historical ships. Highlights are the halls housing the discovery of America and the battle of Lepanto.


Army Museum
Mendez Nuñez, 1. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mondays closed.


Cervantes in Waxworks Museum

Museum of Waxworks
Paseo de Recoletos, 41. Open 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m.
Wax figures of numerous famous personalities.
Website: www.museoceramadrid.com


Angel Nieto Museum
Pedro Bosch, s/n. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 11.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5.30 to 8.30 p.m., Mondays closed.
A collection of motor cycles, trophies and personal objects of the 13 times World's Champion.


Bullfight Museum
Plaza Monumental de las Ventas. Patio de Caballos. Open 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays and Saturdays closed.
Objects of the world of bullfights, exposed in the bullring of Madrid.


These museums are not very far from Madrid airport, so we recommend you to use car hire Madrid services to reach them in some minutes.


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