Museum-Hopping in Madrid
The Golden Triangle of Art in Madrid
This is an obligatory stop for art lovers visiting Madrid. Considered one of the most important museums in the world, it has an extensive collection of works by the European Masters from the 16th to the 19th centuries, including Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, Rubens, Bosch and Titian. Originating from the Royal Collection, many experts regard it as the collection of "painters admired by painters" that has served as a school and inspiration for many other great artists.
Housed in the Palace of Villahermosa, for many years considered one of the most prestigious stately homes in the city, this gallery contains the most valuable pieces of the Thyssen-Bornemisza family’s private collection, assembled over seven decades. It complements the collections of the Prado and Reina Sofia Museums, as it contains works by many foreign painters who are not exhibited in the other two galleries, ranging from the Gothic era of the 14th and 15th centuries to Pop Art and decorative figures from the 1980s.
REINA SOFIA MUSEUM
This contemporary art museum houses works by outstanding figures of 20th-century Spanish art, such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Salvador Dalí. Considered the most visited art museum in Spain and one of the most visited in the world, the Reina Sofia houses important collections of Surrealist Art, Cubism and Expressionism. The most highly prized work is, without a doubt, Pablo Picasso's Guernica.