The great museums of Madrid

The great classics: El Paseo del Arte (Art walk)

The Paseo del Arte or Art Walk is the path that connects the three most important art collections of Madrid, the great museums which host an astonishing collection of works of art from the history of the West. This goes from ancient and modern painting exhibited at the Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum to contemporary art at the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia Museum. Madrid offers, in addition to these three gems, many other lesser-known but equally exciting places of art, such as the Sorolla Museum, the Monastery of Descalzas Reales or the frescoes by Goya in San Antonio de museums of Madridla Florida.

If you are short on time and have to make a choice, the Prado Museum is a must. If, on the other hand, you have more time, explore the rich artistic scene that Madrid offers, from the exhibitions of the Caixa Forum to the new media occupying the “ships” of the Matadero or the Neomudejar, two new cultural centers created in former industrial areas. Here are the most innovative expressions of art, theater and entertainment.


The great museum of Madrid: the Pass del Paseo del Arte (The Art walk pass)

If you are an art workaholic or have several days to visit the city, the Pass for the Paseo del Arte may be convenient. This is a one-year ticket which, at a cost of € 26, grants you entry to the most important museums of Madrid: Prado Museum, Thyssen Bornemisza Museum and Centro de Arte Reina Sofia Museum. You can get the Pass at the ticket office of any of these museums.