European Museums
     EuroEducation's Guide to Art, Culture, History and Science  


  Home   |   Book a Hostel / Hotel   |   Student Holidays   |   World Festivals   |   EuroEducation |  News 



Guide to Museums in:


Barcelona

Madrid

Seville

Valencia


Book Hostels Online Now
 

SPAIN



MADRID MUSEUMS


Museo del Prado

The Museo del Prado is a museum and art gallery featuring one of the world's finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century. The collection currently comprises around 7,600 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 4,800 prints and 8,200 drawings, in addition to a large number of works of art and historic documents. At the present time, the Museum is displaying less than 1,000 works in the main building, while around 3,100 works are on temporary loan to various museums and official institutions. El Prado remains one of the most visited sites in Madrid, and it is considered to be among the greatest museums of art in the world. Museo del Prado is open to public for free every Sunday.

For more information and enquiries please contact Museo del Prado, Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23, 28014 Madrid, Tel: +34 91 330 28 00, E - mail: museo.nacional@prado.mcu.es

Siempre encuentre los mejores hoteles en Madrid a través de Expedia


Museo del Prado

Museo del Prado
Copyright © Brian Snelson

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) is the official name of Spain's national museum of 20th century art. It is located in Madrid, near the Atocha train and metro stations, at the southern end of the so-called Golden Triangle of Art (located along the Paseo del Prado and also comprising the Museo del Prado and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza). The museum is mainly dedicated to Spanish art. Highlights of the museum include excellent collections of Spain's two greatest 20th century masters, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. It also hosts a free-access library specializing in art, with a collection of over 100,000 books, over 3,500 sound recordings and almost 1,000 videos.

For more information and enquiries please contact National Museum Reina Sofia Art Center, Santa Isabel, 52 28012 Madrid, Tel: 91 774 10 00 E-mail: colecciones.mncars@mcu.es or for information regarding collections exposiciones.mncars@mcu.es regarding exhibitions.

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Copyright © Osvaldo Gago

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

The Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales de España is the National Museum of Natural History of Spain. It is situated in the center of Madrid, by the Paseo de la. The museum originally hosted a collection donated by a spanish merchant, Pedro F. Dávila. In 1867, some facilities were separated to give birth to other museums (Archeology, Botanic Garden, Zoologic Garden). In 1987 the museum was restructured and grown with funds from two smaller museums.Some of the more relevant components of the Museum collections include a Megatherium brought from Argentina in 1789 and a Diplodocus donated by Andrew Carnegie to Alfonso XIII of Spain.

For more information please contact at José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2. 28006 Madrid, Tel: +34 91 411 13 28, E-mail: webmaster@mncn.csic.es

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales
Copyright © Locutus Borg

National Archaeological Museum of Spain

The National Museum of Archaeology of Spain is located in Madrid, beside the Plaza de Colón (Columbus Square), sharing its building with the National Library. The museum was founded in 1867 by a Royal Decree of Isabella II, and its purpose was to be a depository for numismatic, archaeological, ethnographical and decorative art collections compiled by the Spanish monarchs. The current collection includes, among others, Pre-historic, Celtic, Iberian, Greek and Roman antiquities and medieval (Visigothic, Muslim and Christian) objects. Admission is free.

For more information and enquiries please contact National Archaeological Museum, C / Serrano , 13 28001 Madrid Tel: 91 577 79 12, E-mail: isugerencias.man@mcu.es

National Archaeological Museum of Spain

National Archaeological Museum of Spain
Copyright © J.L. De Diego

Museum of the Americas (Madrid)

The Museum of America in Madrid is a National museum that holds artistic, archaeological and ethnographic collections from the whole American continent, ranging from the Paleolithic period to the present day. The permanent exhibit is divided into five major thematical areas:

an awareness of America, the reality of America, society, religion and communication.

For more information and enquiries please contact Avenida Reyes Católicos, 6 28040 Madrid, Tel:91 549 26 41, E - mail: museo@mamerica.mcu.es

Museum of the Americas (Madrid)

Museum of the Americas (Madrid)
Copyright © J.L. De Diego









Disclaimer || Contact Us
Copyright © European-Museums.com. All Rights Reserved