Madrid, a city full of Museums and Galleries. Here are the 12 Top ones.

The Prado is one of the greatest repositories of paintings in Europe, and it also houses an impressive collection of classical sculpture. It is the main museum of the 3 on the Madrid Art Walk.

Built to compete with the Louvre, The Prado houses the largest holdings of Bosch, Titian, El Greco, Rubens, Velázquez and Goya. You will love the Prado, even if you are only remotely interested in art.

A large museum like the Prado needs a smartly planned approach to visit. Read more on how to make the most of your visit : When to go? Where to start? How to cover the best in one short visit?More Details>
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia is Spain's national museum of 20th century art featuring mostly works by Spanish artists. The crown jewel of the museum is unquestionably Picasso’s ‘Guernica’, the painting generally considered one of the most moving and powerful anti-war paintings in history.

Reina Sofia is one of the museums of the Madrid Art Walk. Apart from masterpieces, It also has a well stocked library related to art.

Read on for tips on how to make the most of your visit. and for the story of La Guernica.More Details>
Housing the private collection of Baron Thyssen Bornemisza, this was once recognized as one of the biggest private collections in the world. It is the final museum of the 3 must see museums of the Art Walk. Some famous artists represented are Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Monet.

The compilation covers European artworks between 13th century and 20th century. In the nearly one thousand works on display, visitors can contemplate the major periods and pictorial schools of European art.

Should you go? Are the visiting shows worth the price? Find out more in the details section.More Details>
The former studio-mansion of Impressionist, Joaquin Sorolla, has been converted into a museum devoted to works of the artist. Visitors can also enjoy the gardens that surround the building, which were designed by the painter himself. The building and gardens reveals the essence of early 20th century.More Details>
The National Archaeological Museum went for a major renovation between 2008 and 2013. Post renovation, this museum does an outstanding job of presenting information and artifacts related to human evolution. Use of multimedia makes the presentation interesting and educative. If you are interested in archaeology, plan several hours for the visit.More Details>
Museo Cerralbo exhibits the vast collections of the Marques de Cerralbo, member of a well known aristocratic family of Madrid. Housed in his opulent mansion, Museo Cerralbo gives us a profound look into the life of a wealthy Spaniard. The collections include paintings, weapons, sculptures, and chandeliers.More Details>
Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida, is a neoclassical chapel best known for its ceiling and dome frescoes by Francisco de Goya. In contrast to the rather staid exterior, the color and use of light in Goya's paintings are stunning. It is also in this chapel that Goya is now entombed.More Details>
Madrid’s naval museum offers great insight into what made the country among the best navies in the world. The well recorded voyages have helped historians understand just how effective the Spanish were and this museum does a great job of representing those incredible voyages. More Details>
Created by the Catalonian bank, La Caixa, CaixaForum is a mix of intelligent design and smart exhibits. Located only a stone’s throw away from the Golden Art Triangle of Madrid, The CaxiaForum deserves a visit for its modern art exhibits and for its unique vertical garden. More Details>
Museo del Ferrocarril or Madrid Railway Museum is one of the largest railway museums in Europe with an impressive collection of rolling stock depicting more than 150 years of Spanish railway history. The star attraction is an old Wagons Lits dining car doubling as the Museum Café. The museum also has a dedicated children’s area to keep them occupied.More Details>
Matadero Madrid is a sprawling former slaughterhouse that has been morphed into a music, art, design and film center. A set of neo-Mudejar style pavilions were built at the beginning of the 20th century on the banks of the Manzanares. Today it’s a small city devoted to culture, the arts, and the community. It boasts cafes, a cinema, and an enormous, reclaimed pavilion that serves as the staging ground for exhibitions and concerts. More Details>
A museum devoted to the Romantic period of the 19th century. Virtually every aspect of the romantic period, both public and private, is presented in the room displays, from the formal ballroom to bedrooms and a nursery. The quaint and hidden garden café at Museo del Romanticismo offers a picture perfect romantic setting.More Details>

Map : Madrid Museums And Galleries

Address Details

1 : Prado Museum
Paseo del Prado, s/n, 28014, Madrid

2 : Museo Nacional Reina Sofia
Santa Isabel 52, Madrid

3 : Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Palacio de Villahermosa Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid

4 : Museo Sorolla
Paseo del General Martínez Campos, 37, 28010, Madrid

5 : National Archaeological Museum
C/ Serrano, 13 28001, Madrid

6 : Museo Cerralbo
Calle de Ventura Rodríguez, 17, Madrid

7 : Goya Pantheon
Glorieta de San Antonio de la Florida 5,, Madrid

8 : Madrid Naval Museum
Museo Naval de Madrid, Paseo del Prado, 5, Madrid

9 : CaixaForum Madrid
Paseo del Prado 36 28014, Madrid

10 : Madrid Rail Museum
Paseo de las Delicias 61, Madrid

11 : Matadero
Plaza de Legazpi, 8., Madrid

12 : Museo del Romanticismo
Calle de San Mateo 13, Madrid