It is never a bad time, whether homebound or not, to dream, plan future trips and mentally move to a city with a special charm like Madrid. Whether it is because of the variety of iconic places, the welcoming spirit of the squares and streets, the gastronomy, or the wide range of cultural offerings, Madrid is a city that surprises and captivates every tourist. At Singulart, we want to take you to our favourite artistic destinations in Madrid.
We start with the first obligatory stop in Madrid. The El Prado is part of the Art Triangle or “Golden Triangle”, which is the most important group of museums located on the Paseo del Prado in the capital. The walls of the Prado are covered with a selection of masterpieces from the Spanish, Italian, and Flemish art schools, including Velázquez’s Las Meninas and Goya’s May 3, 1808. Its collection includes 8,600 paintings and more than 700 sculptures, making it comfortably the city’s most iconic museum. On the Prado website you can find three itineraries of one, two, or three hours, which guide you around the most important masterpieces in the museum.
Address: Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23 |Price: 15€ general admission (you can check for discounts on their website)|Virtual Tour: click to discover!
The Thyssen Museum is the second museum that is part of the Art Triangle. It is an art gallery that gathers the private collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza family, with more than 1,000 works collected over seven decades. Italian primitives, German Renaissance, 19th century American art, impressionism, German expressionism, and Russian constructivism are the schools and movements that we can find more extensively represented in the museum. Visiting the museum, you can enjoy the works of Caravaggio, Gauguin, Picasso, Kandinsky, or Hopper, among others. Due to the extensive collection, we recommend you begin your tour of the museum with the movement that interests you the most.
Address: Paseo del Prado, 8| Price: 13€ general admission (you can check for discounts on their website)|Virtual Tour: click to discover!
Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid
The third point of the triangle is the Reina Sofia Museum. Located in the old Central Hospital of Madrid – a neoclassical building equally as interesting – the museum gathers pieces of great Spanish artists of the 20th century (Miró, Dalí, and Juan Gris, among many others). This collection is centered around the star of the museum, El Guernica, one of the most important paintings of Pablo Picasso. This captivating journey through the history of contemporary Spanish art is divided into three different routes: “The irruption of the 20th century: Utopias and conflicts (1900-1945)“; “Is the war over? Art for a Divided World (1945-1968)“; and “From Revolt to Post-Modernism (1962-1982)“.
Address: C/ Santa Isabel, 52| Price: 10€ general admission (you can check for discounts on their website)|Virtual Tour: click to discover!
The Sorolla Museum
The house of Joaquin Sorolla is one of the best preserved in Madrid and Europe. The walls around the exquisite and abundant collection of the painter maintain the original atmosphere, the workshop where you could imagine the artist painting, and the wonderful garden designed by him. The collection is made up of his works in all media (paintings, engravings, sculptures, etc.) and other objects that the artist collected during his lifetime.
Address: Paseo General Martínez Campos, 37| Price: 3€ | Virtual Tour: click to discover!
Doctor Fourquet Street
Besides the famous and crowded museums of Madrid, we want to highlight the street where we find the most art lovers per square meter in the capital: Doctor Fourquet. In 500 meters the street brings together 15 galleries and is considered “the most important art street in Spain” according to Damián Casado, president of the Association of Art Galleries of Madrid. It is worth walking down the street and getting to know both the important galleries, such as Helga de Alvear, and the newer and more dynamic galleries that present emerging contemporary artists.
Finally, we would like to recommend other artistic centres in Madrid for those with more time and curiosity, such as the Cerralbo Museum (a classicist palace with an extensive collection of paintings, ceramics, archaeological objects and sculptures, among others) or the Mapfre and Juan March foundations, which always host superb and interesting exhibitions.