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: www.man.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

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.

Museum of Waxworks

Cervantes in Waxworks Museum

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.