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Is it worth visiting museums in Madrid?

With more than 44 recognized museums of diverse collections of art from around the world from centuries ago, museum visits in Madrid top the bucket list for many art lovers across the globe. The art comprises from classical to contemporary to pop which delights a wide spectrum of interests and all ages of art connoisseurs.

Which are the most popular museums in Madrid?

The most popular museums in Madrid are: 
  • Prado Museum: The Prado Museum in Madrid is one of the most visited sites in the city - receiving 1.8 million visitors annually. It is widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection transferred by King Alfonso XIII. 
  • Reina Sofía Museum: The Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid houses one of the greatest art collections of modern and contemporary art in the world thanks to its extensive collection of national and international paintings and sculptures, including works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, and Juan Gris.
  • Bornemisza National Museum: The museum organizes temporary exhibitions on themes covering Hungarian art. The permanent collection includes a number of famous pieces, such as 1853 Still Life with Flowers by Janos Vaszary and a 1914 Landscape with Factory Smoke by Robert Berney.
  • National Archaeological Museum: It houses one of the greatest archeological collections in all of Europe, as well as work ranging from prehistory to Greco-Roman and Oriental civilizations.
  • Museo Sorolla: The Museo Sorolla is the apartment house where Joaquín Sorolla lived with his family, displaying many of his works. It has been transformed into a museum dedicated to the Spanish impressionist painter. 

Are skip-the-line tickets available for museums in Madrid?

Yes, skip-the-line or fast-track entry tickets are available for the most popular museums in Madrid. They help you save time by skipping the long waiting lines at the ticket counter and heading straight to the exhibiting halls. You can enjoy skip-the-line access with Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum tickets, Madrid Prado Museum tickets, Reina Sofía Museum tickets, and Santiago Bernabeu Stadium tours.

Which is the biggest museum in Madrid?

Paseo del Prado, also known as Prado Museum, is the biggest and oldest museum in Madrid with 8,200 drawings, 7,600 paintings, 4,800 prints, 1,000 sculptures, and 3.7 million visitors annually. The museum was constructed in 1785 and houses famous artists' works on permanent display such as Velázquez, Goya, and El Greco. It also organizes temporary exhibitions and runs an international program of educational activities including film screenings and concerts.

Which are the best museums in Madrid for kids?

The best museums for kids in Madrid are: 
  • Archeological Museum: The collection of the Archeological Museum Madrid consists of objects that have been excavated within different regions such as Greece, Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Italy. All these fragments come from different historical periods: from the Bronze Age to the Roman period which would be the best place for kids to learn the history of these regions. 
  • The Robot Museum: The Robot Museum Madrid has over 200 robots that were made in Spain between 1950 and 2000. The oldest robot on display at The National Art and Science Collections Center is called Adam, it was built by Leonardo Torres Quevedo in 1912. 
  • The Air Museum: The Air Museum Madrid, located in the Barajas district, houses a large collection of planes and helicopters that were used by the Spanish military aviation. Young adults aspiring to become pilots or who are interested in learning about aviation will benefit a lot from the collection and information.
  • Natural Science Museum: The museum has a collection of over 1,600,000 objects that relate to natural history from the 15th century through to today. In total there are six different exhibition areas including Geology, Paleontology, and Natural Resources as well as five more scientific sections all relating to Natural Sciences. Children, as well as adults alike, will be both excited and surprised by what they see here. 
  • Real Madrid Museum: The Real Madrid Museum is located inside the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, on Paseo de la Castellana. It is an interactive museum that allows people to get to know more about Real Madrid's history since it was founded in 1902, and a Santiago Bernabéu Stadium tour allows them to discover how Real Madrid became the world's biggest club.

Which museums can I visit with the city pass?

The Madrid City Pass includes free admission and an audioguide to Prado Museum and offers discounts on various other museum tickets. It also allows free entry to Royal Palace, free hop-on-hop-off tours, a 3-day public transport card, transfer by private taxi from Madrid Airport to your hotel, and offers discounts on various other attractions, tours, and shows in the city.

On which days can you enter museums in Madrid for free?

The museums in Madrid that are free on certain days and timings are: 
  • Prado Museum - free entry from Monday to Saturday between 6 pm and 8 pm and on Sundays between 5 pm and 7 pm
  • Reina Sofía Museum - Free on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7 pm until 9 pm 
  • National Archaeology Museum - free on Saturdays after 2 pm and Sunday 1-2 pm
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum - free on Mondays from 12 pm to 4 pm
  • Museum of America - free on Sundays
  • Museum of Romanticism - free on Saturdays from 2 pm and Sundays all day long 

Which museums have free entry in Madrid?

Some of the museums that offer free entry in Madrid are: 
  • Geomineral Museum
  • House-Museum of Lope de Vega
  • Naval Museum
  • Pantheon of Illustrious Men
  • Museum of Contemporary Art

Is photography allowed inside museums in Madrid?

While most museums allow photography inside the gallery halls, flash photography is strictly prohibited.

Do museums in Madrid offer guided tours?

Yes, most museums in Madrid have guided tours. For ones that do not offer a guided tour, you can book a private guided tour from local websites. All guided tours in Madrid have skip-the-line access by default and are led by a local expert guide who will give you in-depth information about the museums and their collection. You can enjoy a guided tour with Santiago Bernabeu Stadium tours, Madrid Prado Museum tickets, and Reina Sofía Museum tickets.

What is the best time to visit museums in Madrid?

The best time to visit museums in Madrid is during their early opening hours on weekdays. If you wish to enter for free, check when the museum allows free entry to save a few euros.

Are museums in Madrid open on Christmas and New Year's?

Many museums are closed on Christmas and New Year’s. Hence it is advisable to check or call the museum before you plan your visit on these days.
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