MADRID - MUSEUMS

Museo del Prado
Paseo del Prado - Bourbon Area - (2)
913 302 800
www.museoprado.mcu.es
The great works of Bosch, Brueghel, El Greco, Goya, Murillo, Ribera, Titian, Rubens, Van Dyck, Velázquez and Zurbarán, should be enough for any art lover, but these are just the top of the iceberg of famous names that can be seen in the "Museo del Prado". The Queen Isabel of Bragança and the wife of King Ferdinand VII, was the inspiration for this great collection and it was in 1819 that it became the home for its public display. The collection was further extended by the integration in 1870 of the works from the "Museo de la Trinidad". The Prado contains the largest collection of Spanish paintings in the world covering the period of the 11th to the 18th Century. During the Civil War over two thousand of its finest paintings were sent to Geneva for safekeeping.

The museum also houses outstanding works by painters from other countries. Particularly impressive are the works from the Flemish School with Rubens well represented with his "Three Graces" and 70 other works by his hand. From the Italian School there are more than 600 works by period Italian painters. The treasure acquired by Prince Philip V as an inheritance that includes elaborate carved glasses, tableware, jewellery and pieces of furniture are again part of this immense exhibit. The collection is so large that it is said that a month's visit to the Museum will barely do justice!

Open 09.00 o 19.00 hrs. Sundays 09.00 to 14.00 hrs. Closed on Mondays.


Fundación Juan March
Calle del Castello, 77 - Castellana Area - (3)
914 354 240

www.march.es
This Foundation was established in 1955 from the rich financier Juan March. The contemporary structure in which it is housed is used for art exhibitions and classical concerts. Permanently on show are many art works by renown artists of international standing.

Open 10.00 to 14.00 hrs, and 17.30 to 21.00 hrs. Sundays 10.00 to 14.00 hrs.


Museo de Aeronautica e Astronautica
Carretera de Extremadura - Surrounding - (4)
915 091 609

www.mde.es/mde/cultura/patrim/museo4.htm
Housed in a large hangar on an Aerodrome. This collection contains aircraft from Spain's aviation history that includes actual planes from the Spanish Civil War and the last World War. One of its star exhibits is the Breguet-XIX "Jesús del Gran Poder" which made the first Spanish flight across the Atlantic in 1929. Besides the planes there are films, videos, documents, photos and paintings.

Open 10.00 to 14.00 hrs Tuesdays to Sundays.


Museo de América
Calle Reyes Católicos, 6 - Surrounding - (4)
915 492 641

www.geocities.com/museo_de_america/
This building holds an impressive collection of artefacts from the Aztecs, Incas, and other native cultures of the New World. The collection is well organised on two floors with each room given to a cultural theme.

Open 10.00 to 15.00 hrs, and 17.30 to 21.00 hrs. Sundays 10.00 to 14.30 hrs. Closed Mondays.


Museo Arqueológico Nacional
Calle de Serrano, 13 - Castellana Area - (3)
915 777 912

www.man.es
The first museum of it type in Spain and founded in 1867. A collection of pre-historic items with Celtic, Iberian, Greek, and Roman artifacts. Here you will find the greatest lady of Spain, "La Dama de Elche". Set on a pedestal and protected by a glass case this lady dates back to 500 BC. Bejeweled crowns and crosses in solid gold from the time of the Visigoths of which the prize is the crown of King Recesvinth dating from about 7th Century.

The high quality reproduction of the Magdalenian cave paintings are also worth viewing and can be found in a building close to the entrance gate.

Daily from 09.30 to 20.30 hrs and from 09.30 to 14.30 hrs on Sundays. Closed on Mondays.
Entrance Cost: € 3. Entrance Free for under 18 and more 65 years old.


Museo Arte Contemporaneo
Avenida Juan de Herrera, 2 - Surrounding - (4)
914 497 151

www.munimadrid.es/museoartecontemporaneo/
This new contemporary museum contains many works by Picasso, Dali, Solana, and other artist. The collection covers works by painters and sculptures of the last century. It is here that the many important loan exhibitions of works from other countries are counted.

Daily from 10.00 to 18.00 hrs. Sunday from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs. Closed on Mondays.


Museo Casa Lope de Vega
Calle de Cervantes, 11 - Bourbon Area - (2)
914 299 216

It was in this house that this famous Spanish playwright conceived two-thirds of his 2,000 plays. In 1935 the location was carefully restored using some of the original furniture to recreate the true atmosphere of a learned Castilian living in the early 17th Century.

Open from 09.30 to 14.00 hrs. Open Saturday from 10.00 14.00 hrs. Closed Sunday & Monday.


Museo Casa de la Moneda
Calle del Doctor Esquerdo, 36 - Surrounding - (4)
915 666 544

http://www.fnmt.es/esp/museo/main2.htm
The Spanish Mint and Printers of Stamps is housed in a vast grey building. The museum within tells the story of currency from early known times. There is a large collection of coins on exhibition from Greek, Roman, Visigoth and Moorish periods. Stamps, medals and documents are also shown.

Open from 10.00 to 14.30, and 17.00 until 19.30 hrs. Open Saturday from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs. Saturdays and Sundays.


Museo de Cera
Passeo de Recloletos, 41 - Bourbon Area - (2)
913 080 825

www.museoceramadrid.com
Some 450 wax figures are on show. Well known Spanish figures and international personalities are mainly shown in ambience settings. On the first floor there is a cinema showing a 60 minute history of Spain through the ages.

Open from 10.00 to 14.30 hrs, and 16.30 to 20.30 hrs. Saturday & Sunday from 10.00 to 20.30 hrs.


Museo Cerralbo
Calle de Ventura Rodriguez, 1 - Old Madrid Area - (1)
915 473 646

www.mcu.es/bbaa
This is a private collection of the 17th Marquis de Cerralbo housed in a magnificent home that includes archaeological artefacts, porcelains, tapestries and paintings from different periods.

Open from 09.30 to 15.00 hrs. Sunday open from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs. Closed on Mondays.


Museo de Ciencias Naturales
Paseo de la Castellana, 80 - Castellana Area - (3)
914 111 328

www.mncn.csic.es
The building houses a vast collection of items including over 16,400 different minerals, 220 meteorites and 30,000 examples of stuffed birds and mammals. On display are every form of exotic animals, birds, insects and butterflies. The star of the museum could be the 1.8 million-old skeleton of a "megathererium americium" discovered in Argentina in 1788.

Open from 10.00 to 18.00 hrs. Saturday from 10.00 to 20.00 hrs. Sundays from 10.00 to 14.30 hrs.


Museo Nacional de Ciencias y Tecnologia
Paseo de Delicias, 61 - Bourbon Area - (2)
912 303 001

Has a large collection of locomotives and associated material to the rail industry. A new planetarium is also housed in the same building.


Museo de la Ciudad
Calle del Principe de Vergara, 140 - Surrounding - (4)
915 886 599
www.munimadrid.es
As the name indicates this museum is devoted to the history of the City of Madrid. The ground and first floors are used for temporary exhibitions. The second floor is devoted to the City's Public Services and particularly to the supply of water from the mountains. The third floor is devoted to Madrid during the Bourbon period, and the fourth floor is about the 19th and 20th Century.

Open from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs, and 16.00 to 19.00 hrs. Saturday and Sundays from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs. Closed Mondays.


Museo Ejército
Calle de Méndez Núnez, 1 Bourbon Area - (2)
915 228 977
www.mde.es/mde/cultura/patrim/museo1.htm
The museum houses the army story of their battles from early times with a collection of armour, cannons, and many associated items from warfare. For the romantics there is the actual sword reputed to have been used by the famous warrior El Cid.

Open daily from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs. Closed on Mondays.



 


Museo de Escultura al Aire Libre
Paseo de la Castellana - Castellana Area - (3)
915 420 722
www.munimadrid.es/museoairelibre
The architects of the Calle Juan Bridge decided to fill the space below their structure with abstract art from 20th Century Spanish and international artists.


Museo de Fundacion Lazaro Galdiano
Calle de Serrano, 122 - Castellana Area - (3)
915 616 084
www.flg.es
The museum is named after its wealthy collector and founder of the collection. Some 37 rooms exhibit his taste and understanding of good art. Although the paintings are mainly by Spanish artists there are other nationalities represented in the special collection. His taste also extended in many directions and include Medieval armour, and time pieces.

Daily from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs. Thursday from 19.00 to 23.00 hrs. Closed on Mondays and the month of August.


Museo Municipal
Calle de Fuencarral, 78 - Castellana Area - (3)
915 888 672
www.munimadrid.es
This museum is devoted to the history of the city. Large models and maps recount the beginnings and growth of Madrid.

Daily from 09.00 to 21.00 hrs, Saturday and Sunday from 09.00 to 14.00 hrs. Closed on Mondays.



Museo Nacional de Antroplogía
Calle de Alfonso XII, 68 - Bourbon Area - (2)
915 306 418
www.mcu.es/nmuseos/antropologia/Sede-Alfonso

Museo Nacional de Antroplogía
Avenida de Juan da Herrera, 2 - Surrounding - (4)
915 497 150
www.mcu.es/nmuseos/antropologia/Sede-Juan
Inaugurated in 1875 the collection is well presented and shows exhibits from many cultures from the Americas to Europe ant the East. Clothing, weapons, ceramics, utensils and other items of curious interest from indigenous groups.

Daily from 10.00 to 21.30 hrs. Sunday from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs.


Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas
Calle de Montalbán, 12 - Bourbon Area - (2)
915 326 499
velazquez.mcu.es/nmuseos/decora
This museum is housed in a wealthy residence from the 19th Century. The collection consists of mainly furniture and "objects d'art", some of which have over the ages been moved to Spain during its history.

Daily from 09.30 to 15.00 hrs. Saturday & Sunday from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs. Closed Mondays.


Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
Calle de Santa Isabel, 52 - Bourbon Area - (2)
914 675 062
museoreinasofia.mcu.es
A Cultural Center with a permanent collection of famous Spanish contemporary art and offering a wide variety of temporary exhibitions. Subject and works covered are all artistic disciplines such as painting, sculpture, video, photography, and films.

The world renowned painting of "Guernica" painted by Picasso is to be seen here hanging in the royal ballroom. This tribute to the small Basque town after which is named suffered a saturation bombing from the German Legion in the Civil War. It is questionable whether General Franco was ever informed prior to it happening but his propaganda machine was forced to make a weak excuse about the Republicans planting bombs in their own cellars! Picasso has captured on canvas his personal representation of the story that can be taken as a statement about mankind.

Open from 10.00 to 21.00 hrs. Sunday open from 10.00 to 14.30 hrs. Closed on Tuesday.


Museo Nacional Ferroviario
Paseo de las Delicias, 61 - Surrounding - (4)
915 068 333
www.museodelferrocarril.org
The museum is a dream for enthusiasts and children as it has over 30 locomotives on show complete with various rolling stock. Four halls attached to the station house scale models and track layouts.

Open from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs. Tuesdays to Sundays.


Museo Naval
Paseo del Prado, 5 - Bourbon Area - (2)
913 795 299
www.museonavalmadrid.com
This museum holds an outstanding collection of old maps and charts which recorded the discovery of the world by Europeans in the 14th and 15th Centuries. Also on display are numberless models of ships through the ages.

Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30 to 13.30 hrs. Closed for the month of August.



Museo Palacio de Fernán Núñez
Calle de Santa Isabel, 44 - Bourbon Area - (2)
915 271 812
www.ffe.es/body_palacio.htm
Originally this palace was the sumptuous home of the wealthy family of the Duke de Fernán Núñez. The State commandeered the palace in 1936 at the time of the Civil War and used it for many purposes. To the Duke's surprise when it was returned to him he found not one of his treasures had been stolen or damaged. However, in 1941 the palace was publically sold and purchased by the State Railways which has turned it into a museum.

Daily from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs, and from 17.00 to 19.00 hrs. Saturday from 9.00 to 14.00 hrs.


Museo de Palacio Real
Plaza de Oriente - Old Madrid Area - (1)
914 548 800
www.patrimonionacional.es
The royal palace is no longer used as a residence, but it has been kept intact since it last functioned as home to the King. The entire palace is not open to the public, but most of the more important rooms can be visited. The palace is interesting in its own right, in particular its architecture and gardens (there are two, the Jardines del Moro and the Sabattini gardens). There are also some excellent frescos inside the palace by Tiépolo, and paintings by Velázquez, Goya, Rubens, El Greco, Juan de Flandes and Caravaggio, among many others.
Calle Bailén. Metro: Opera.

October to March open from 09.00 to 17.00 hrs. On Sundays and Holidays from 09.00 until 14.00 hrs. April to September open from 09.00 to 18.00 hrs. Sundays and Holidays from 09.00 to 15.00 hrs. Closed when official functions are being held.


Museo Postal y Telegráfico
Plaza de Cibeles - Bourbon Area - (2)
913 962 679
www.correos.es
This collection is housed in the Palacio de Comunicaciones. Besides the postal history of stamps there are some interesting exhibits which include oddities from pigeon post etc.

Daily from 09.00 to 14.00 hrs, and from 17.00 to 19.00 hrs. Saturday from 9.00 to 14.00 hrs.


Museo Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Calle de Alcalá, 13 - Old Madrid Area - (1)
915 327 343
rabasf.insde.es
An fine and interesting collection of Spanish works covering five centuries. One room alone is devoted to the works of Goya.
www.rae.es
Daily from 09.00 to 19.00 hrs. Sunday and Monday from 9.00 to 14.30 hrs.


Museo Romantico
Calle de San Mateo,13 - Castellana Area - (3)
914 481 071
www.mcu.es/nmuseos/romantico
The exhibits were previously from the Marquês de la Vega-Inclán which has been enlarged after the State took over the original collection. The idea of the museum is to recreate the splendour that typified the style of aristocrats during the middle 19th Century.

Daily from 09.30 to 15.00 hrs. Sunday from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs. Closed Mondays.


Museo Sorolla
Paseo General Martinez Campos, 37 - Old Madrid Area - (1)
914 101 584
www.mcu.es/nmuseos/sorolla
The house where Sorolla lived that was opened to the public in 1932. The Museum has some of his most treasured pieces, including his self-portrait and the famous painting named "After the bath".

Daily from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs. Sundays from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs. Closed on Mondays.


Museo Taurino
Calle de Alcalá, 237 - Old Madrid Area - (1)
917 251 857
www.madrid.org/las_artes/version_html/tau.htm
Located at the back of the Plaza de Toros Monumental the museum has a comprehensive exhibition to the art of bullfighting.

Tuesday to Saturday from 09.30 to 14.30 hrs. Sundays from 10.00 to 13.00 hrs. Closed Mondays.


Museo Thyssen-Bornemiza
Palace Villahermosa, Paseo del Prado, 8 - Bourbon Area - (2)
913 690 151
www.museothyssen.org
This museum houses an outstanding private collection ranging from primitive Flemish to contemporary works that has been given to the State. More than 800 paintings and sculptures, carvings, tapestries and other items are displayed in the multiple rooms of the Palace.

Open from 10.00 to 19.00 hrs. Closed on Monday.


Other Museums in Madrid
Café-Museo Chicote
Calle Gran Via, 12 - Castellana Area - (3)
915 326 737


Casa-Museo Maestro Jose Padilla

Calle de Gabriel Abreu, 11 - Surrounding - (4)
913 561 258


Casa-Museo Manuel Benedito
Calle de Juan Bravo, 4 - Castellana Area - (3)
915 754 687


Casón del Buen Retiro

Palacio del Buen Retiro - Bourbon Area - (2)
This museum is due to open in Year 2003.


Instituto Valencia de Don Juan
Calle de Fortuny, 43 - Castellana Area - (3)
913 081 848


Monasterio Descalzas Reales
Plaza de la Descalzas - Old Madrid Area - (1)
914 548 800


Museo Africano Mundo Negro
Calle de Arturo Soria, 101 - Surrounding - (4)
914 152 412


Museo Angel Neito
Avenida Planetario, 4 - Surrounding - (4)
914 680 224


Museo de Artes y Tradiciones Populars
Carretera Colmenar Viejo - Surrounding - (4)
913 974 270


Museo Interactivo de Ciéncia
Calle de Pinto Murillo - Surrounding - (4)

Museo de Astronomia y Geodesia
Complejo Cuidad Universitaria - Surrounding - (4)
913 944 615


Museo Real de Basilica San Francisco el Grande
Plaza de San Francisco, 1 - Old Madrid Area - (1)
913 653 800


Museo de Bomberos de Ayunamento de Madrid
Calle de Boada, 4 - Surrounding - (4)
914 786 572


Museo de Calcografia Nacional
Calle de Alcalá, 13 - Old Madrid Area - (1)
915 240 883


Museo de Carrujuajes
Paseo del Virgen del Puerto - Surrounding - (4)
915 475 350

Temporary closed

Museo El Pardo
Palacio del Pardo, Carretera el Cristo - Surrounding - (4)
913 761 500


Museo de Farmacia Hispana
Plaza de Ramon y Cajal - Surrounding - (4)
913 941 797


Museo de Farmacia Militar
Calle de Embajadores, 75 - Surrounding - (4)
915 274 048


Museo de Fernando Martin
Avenida de San Angel de la Guarda - Surrounding - (4)
914 507 344


Museo del Ferrocaril de Madrid
Paseo de las Delicias, 61 - Bourbon Area - (2)
902 228 822


Museo Geominero
Calle de Rios Rosas, 23 - Surrounding - (4)
913 495 759


Museo de la Guarda Civil
Calle de Guzman el Bueno, 110 - Surrounding - (4)
915 333 400


Museo Histrico Minero Dom Felipe de Borbon y Grécia
Calle de Rios Rosas, 21 - Surrounding - (4)
913 367 016


Museo del Libro
Paseo de Recoletos, 20 - Bourbon Area - (2)
915 807 759


Museo de Mineralogía
Carretera Colmenar Viejo - Surrounding - (4)
913 741 132
Closed for renovations.

Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporanea
Calle del Conde Duque, 9 - Surrounding - (4)
915 885 861

Museo Nacional de Reproducciones Artisticas
Avenida de Juan da Herrera, 2 -
Surrounding - (4)
915 497 150

Museo Panteon de Goya, Emita de San Antonio de la Florida
Glorieta de San Antonio de la Florida, 5 - Surrounding - (4)
915 420 722

Museo Panteon de Homens Ilustres
Calle de Julian Gayarre, 3 - Bourbon Area - (2)
914 548 800

Museo Real Academia de Farmacia
Calle de la Farmacia, 11 - Bourbon Area - (2)
915 310 307

Museo Real Oficina de Farmacia
Palacio Real, Calle de Bailén - Old Madrid Area - (1)
914 548 800

Museo Real Academia de la Historia
Calle del Leon, 21 - Bourbon Area - (2)

Museo Real Armería
Palacio Real, Calle de Bailén - Old Madrid Area - (1)
914 548 800

Museo Real Basilica San Francisco el Grande
Plaza de San Francisco, 1 - Old Madrid Area - (1)
913 653 800

Museo Real de Fabrica de Tapices
Calle de Fuetarrabia, 2 - Bourbon Area - (2)
914 340 550

Museo Real de Monasterio de la Encarnacion
Plaza de la Encarnacion, 1 - Old Madrid Area - (1)
914 548 800

Museo de Reloj Grassy
Gran Via, 1 - Castellana Area - (3)
915 321 007
Closed for renovations.

Museo Reproducciones Artisticas
Campo Universitaria - Surrounding - (4)

Museo de San Isidro
Plaza de San Andrés, 2 - Old Madrid Area - (1)
915 667 415


Museo de Sanidad e Higene Publica
Calle de Sinesio Delgado, 6 - Surrounding - (4)
913 877 800


Museo del Teatro Espanol
Calle de la Beneficiencia, 16 - Castellana Area - (3)

Museo de las Telecomunicaciones
Calle de Fuencarral, 3 - Castellana Area - (3)
915 842 300

Closed for renovations.

Museo Templo de Debod
Paseo de Rosales - Surrounding - (4)

Museo Tiflogico de la Once
Calle de Coruña, 18 - Surrounding - (4)
915 894 219


Observatorio Astronomico Nacional
Calle de Alfonso XII, 3 - Bourbon Area - (2)
915 270 107


Palacio de Leria
Calle de la Princesa, 20 - Surrounding - (4)
915 475 302


Parroquia Santa Cruz y Museo Parroquial
Calle de Atocha, 6 - Bourbon Area - (2)
913 691 239


Sala de Trofeos e Museo del Real Madrid
Avenida de Concha Espina, Paseo de la Catallana - Castellana Area - (3)
913 984 300


Museums in nearby Towns
Casa-Museo de Cervantes
Callejón Santa Maria - (ALCALÁ DE HENARES)
918 892 694


Museo Casa de Marinos
Palacio Real de Aranjuez - (ARANJUEZ)
918 911 344


Museo Picasso
Plaza de Picasso, 1 - (BUITRAGO DEL LOZOYA)
918 680 056


Museo de Architectura
Palacio El Escorial - (EL ESCORIAL)
918 905 904


Museo El Escorial
Placio El Escorial - (EL ESCORIAL)
918 905 904


Museo Palacio de los Duques del Infantado
Avenida del Infantado del Ejército - (GAUDALAJARA)
949 213 301


Museo Nacional de Arte Romano
Calle Joae Ramón Malida - (MÉRIDA)
924 311 690


Museo Palacio Espiscopal
Plaza de San Esteban - (SEGOVIA)
921 460 963


Museo de Segovia
Calle Socorro, 11 - (SEGOVIA)
921 460 613


Casa-Museo de El Greco
Calle Samuel Levi - (TOLEDO)
925 224 046


Museo de Santa Cruz
Calle Cervantes 3 - (TOLEDO)
925 221 036


Museo de Sefordí de Toledo
Calle Samuel Levi - (TOLEDO)
925 223 665


Museo Sinagoga del Tránsito
Calle Samuel Levi - (TOLEDO)
925 223 665


Museo Taller del Moro
Calle de la Trinidad - (TOLEDO)

Casa-Museo Cervantes
Calle Rastro, 7 - (VALLADOLID)
983 308 810


Museo Nacional de Escultura
Calle Cademas de San Gregorio - (VALLADOLID)
983 250 375

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