When can you visit Madrid’s museums for free in 2019?

By | 5 April, 2019 | 0 comments

Museo Arqueológico Nacional

Madrid has some of the world’s most important museums. The Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum and the Thyssen Museum are some of the most popular art galleries and every year they receive the highest number of visits. If you want to enjoy them without having to dig deep into your pockets, we’ll tell you when you can visit them for free.

The Prado Museum

This museum is known for its wealth of works from European masters of the 16th to the 19th century. Its main attractions are the paintings of Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, Tiziano, Rubens, Hieronymous Bosch, Murillo and Zurbarán, among others. Some of its masterpieces are Las Meninas, The Garden of Earthly Delights, The Third of May 1808 and The Naked Maja. You can visit it for free from Monday to Sunday from 18:00 to 20:00 and on Sundays and public holidays from 17:00 to 19:00.

The Reina Sofía Museum

The Reina Sofía Museum is the southernmost point of the renowned Madrid Triangle of Art, which includes the Prado and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. In the Reina Sofía Museum you can find 20th century and contemporary art from Spanish artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró. You can also see famous works such as Guernica; Susana, el camí; and Still Life. Free entry is on Mondays from 19:00 to 21:00, Wednesday to Sunday from 19:00 to 21:00 and on Sundays from 13:30 to 19:00.

Thyssen Bornemisza National Museum

It holds the private collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza family. In the museum you can find many foreign artists such as Duccio or Jan Van Eyck, as well as pop art. Among its most notable works are Ghirlandaio by Domenico, Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Caravaggio, Swaying Dancer by Edgar Degas and Mata Mua (In olden times) by Paul Gauguin. Don’t miss this amazing collection for free every Monday from 12:00 to 16:00.

National Archaeological Museum

This is the biggest archaeological museum in Spain. In this museum you’ll find a display of pieces from the entire Iberian Peninsula, from Prehistory to the Modern Age. However, its collection also includes artefacts from Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt and the Middle East. If you want to visit for free, you can do so on Saturdays from 14:00 and on Sunday mornings.

You can also visit most of these museums for free on 18 May (International Museum Day) and 12 October. Which museum do you like the most?

*Picture of the National Archaeological Museum

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