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Museums in Madrid

If you are planning on going to Madrid and are interested in Guided Museum Tours we can offer you these two options: Madrid Artistic Walking Tour of the Prado and Reina Sofia Museums & Prado Museum and Royal Palace.

Museums El Prado (
Paseo del Prado s/n.
Metro: Atocha and Banco de Espaa
Phone: 91 330 28 00
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9.00 - 19.00, Sundays and Holydays 9.00 - 14.00, Mondays closed.
El Prado is properly the most famous museum in Spain. It contains more than 18.000 paintings, sculptures and other pieces of art. Among the most popular artist in the museum are Velazquez and Goya which both have their finest paintings exposed in El Prado. It is also possible to find other important Spanish Artists such as el Greco and Zurbaran or paintings from all over Europe. The building of the museum is a masterpiece in itself. It was ordered build by Carlos III in 1875 and was designed by the architect Juan de Villanova.

Reina Sofia (
Santa Isabel, 52.
Metro: Atocha
Phone: 91 467 50 62
Opening hours: Mondays and Wedensday - Saturday 10.00 - 21.00, Sundays 10.00 - 14.30, Tuesdays closed.
Reina Sofia is the second great museum in Madrid. It contains more modern art and has two large sections dedicated to Picasso and Miro. In Reina Sofia you can also find important works of Dali, Juan Gris and Pablo Gargallo.

Thyssen-Bornemisza (
Paseo del Prado, 8.
Metro: Banco de Espaa
Phone: 91 420 39 44
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 19.00, Mondays closed.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is located in the Palace Villahermosa. It was until 1992 (where the Spanish Government bought the collection) one of the most important private collection in the world owned by the Thyssen family. The museum contains more than 800 works of western art including important works of Rubens, Friedrich, Caravaggio and Dali.

Ventura Rodriguez, 17.
Metro: Ventura Rodrguez
Phone: 91 547 36 46
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9.30 - 14.30, Sundays 10.00 - 14.00, Mondays closed.
The Cerralbo museum is located in the palace of the Marquis of Cerralbo and contains some important works of Zurbaran, Van Dyke and El Greco.

Royal Museum of Fine Arts
San Fernando Alcala, 13.
Metro: Sol and Sevilla
Phone: 91 522 00 46
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 9.00 - 19.00, Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays 9.00 - 14.30.
The museum of fine arts is located in the Goyeneche palace from the 18th century, which later was acquired by Carlos III. It contains originally drawings of Rafael as well as paintings of Rubens, El Greco and Zurbaran.

Lazaro Galdiano
Serrano, 22.
Metro: Ruben Dario and Gregorio Maraon
Phone: 91 561 60 84
Openig hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 14.00, Mondays closed.
The Lazaro Galdian Museum was a private collection until the death of its owner Lazaro Galdian where it was left to the Spanish State. The museum contains works of Goya, Murillo and Ribera and other European painters.

National Museum of Decorative Arts
Montalban, 12.
Metro: Retiro and Banco de Espaa
Phone: 91 532 68 45
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 9.30 - 15.00, Suturdays and Sundays 10.00 - 14.00, Mondays closed.
The Museum of Decorative arts is dedicated to show Spanish decorative objects from the past. It was inaugurated in 1912 and contains examples of ceramics, clothes, art and jewelries.

The Royal Fabric of Tapestries
Fuenterrabia, 2.
Metro: Atocha
Phone: 91 434 05 51
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 14.00, Saturdays and Sundays closed.
This museum was originally a tapestry fabric built for Philip V in the 15th century and contains classic Spanish tapestries from the 18th and 19th centuries.

National Archeology Museum
Serrano, 13.
Metro: Serrano and Retiro.
Phone: 91 577 79 12
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9.30 - 20.00, Sundays 10.00 - 14.30, Mondays closed.
The National Archeology Museum was founded by Isabel II in 1867 and contains a great variation of remains from the different cultures which have had influence in Spain (Roman, Arab etc.).

American Museum
Reyes Catolicos, 6.
Metro: Moncloa Phone: 91 549 26 41
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 15.00, Sundays 10.00 - 14.30, Mondays closed.
The American Museum contains great examples of pieces brought in from America after the Spaniards discovered the new continent.

National Anthropology Museum
Alfonso XII, 68.
Metro: Atocha Phone: 91 539 59 95
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 19.30, Sundays 10.00 - 14.30, Mondays closed.
The National Anthropology Museum was created by the Spanish scientist Gonzalez Velasco in 1875. The museum contains collections of different ethnic groups from all the 5 continents.

National Museum of Science
Jose Gutierrez Abascal, 2.
Metro: Gregorio Maraon
Phone: 91 530 30 01
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 10.00 - 18.00, Saturdays 10.00 - 20.00, Sundays 10.00 - 14.30, Mondays closed.
The National Museum of Science from the 19th century is like Museum El Prado designed by Juan de Villanueva on the orders of Carlos III. The museum contains information and examples of the history and life on the Earth and the nature on Earth.

Wax Museum
Paseo de Recoletos, 41.
Metro: Colon
Phone: 91 509 16 90
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 14.30 and 16.30 - 20.30, Saturdays and Sundays 10.00 - 20.30.
The Wax Museum has a hall dedicated to historical figures (Spanish and International), a "scary ride" in a train and a movie about the history of Spain.

Bullfighting Museum
Alcala, 237 (The Bullring Ventas).
Metro: Ventas
Phone: 91 725 18 57
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9.30 - 14.30, Sundays 10.00 - 13.00.
The Bullfighting Museum contains general information about the history and origins of bullfighting as well as a part dedicated to legendary figures of bullfighting.

Real Madrid Hall of Trophies
Stadium Santiago Bernabeu
Metro: Santiago Bernabeu
Phone: 91 745 75 00
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10.30 - 19.30
Real Madrid Hall of Trophies contains general information about the club as well as a great collection of the more than 70 national and international trophies the soccer club has won.

Madrid Planetarium
Parque Tierno Galvan s/n
Metro: Mendez Alvaro
Phone: 91 467 38 98
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Friday 17.30 -20.00, Saturdays and Sundays 11.00 - 14.00 and 17.30 - 20.00.
Madrid Planetarium contains an exhibition room as well as a big projection room where they show films about the history of planet Earth and the Galaxy.

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