THE PRADO…
A World of
Art Treasures

 

What doesn't fit in the display space at the Prado is stored or sent on loan to other fine galleries throughout the world. The Prado specializes in European art from the 12th-19th centuries.

One of the Prado’s most famous: Las Meninas (The Ladies in Waiting) painted here by Diego Velasquez in 1656.

Gardens at Reina Sofia.

Hostal Gonzalo, Central Madrid

 


The Official Madrid Guide

The Great Art Museums


PASEO
DEL ARTE

The Madrid Art Walk is a paradise for art lovers. Along a stretch of just over one kilometre you will find the Prado -one of the world's finest art museums, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofia, as well as a number of other institutions and buildings well worth visiting.

Art musiums, Madrid

The Prado

The Museo del Prado houses one of the finest art collections in the world. It displays thousands of European paintings, sculptures, and other works of art throughout its halls - and this is only a fraction of their collection!

 

Reina SofiaPicasso's Guernica at the Reina Sofia, Madrid

Madrid's Reina Sofia Museum is home to the post-19th century art built from the Spanish Royal Collection.

Crowds come daily to the Reina Sofia to view Picasso's most famous work. It depicts the bombing of Guernica, a Basque Country village in northern Spain, by German and Italian warplanes at the behest of the Spanish Nationalist forces on 26 April 1937 during the Spanish Civil War.

 

Thyssen-Bornemisza

With a collection of over 1,000 works of art, this is a key stop on one of the world's most singular cultural and artistic touring routes. Just metres from the Prado and the Reina Sofía, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum allows visitors to embark on an exceptional journey through seven centuries of painting or to contemplate any one of the 50 paintings it holds that are considered to be universal masterpieces.

An afternoon walk in the Paseo del Arte, Madrid

A walkway in the city centre
Paseo del Prado is also known as the Paseo del Arte (Art Walk), given that three of the city’s most important
museums
are to be found here, the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum and the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum.

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