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A Fascinating Tour of Spain’s Most Well-known Artwork Museums

Tourists in Spain Enjoy the wonderful opportunity to visit many famous art museums in Madrid and Barcelona, ​​rich in artistic treasures from the most famous international artists such as Picasso and Rembrandt. Here is a quick overview of the most famous art museums in Spain.

Spain’s most famous art museums

  1. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum – Madrid
  2. National Art Center Reina Sofía Museum – Madrid
  3. Prado Museum – Madrid
  4. Royal Academy of Fine Arts San Fernando – Madrid
  5. El Greco Museum – Toledo
  6. The Joan Miro Foundation – Barcelona
  7. National Art Museum of Catalonia – Barcelona
  8. Picasso Museum of Malaga
  9. Guggenheim Museum – Bilbao

1: Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, Madrid

  • Place: Paseo del Prado 8, Valdemoro, Community of Madrid 28343
  • Phone: +34 917 91 13 70

This museum contains an impressive collection of art, history and the special collection includes works by all artists. These works were arranged but, depending on the building, separated between the historic city palace and the additional building built by the architect Rafael Moneo. The art exhibitions include works by Rembrandt, Toulouse Lautrec, Munch Gauguin, Matisse, Monet, Kandinsky, Kokoschka, and Van Goghand this museum is part of the magical artistic triangle in Madrid, along with that Prado Museum and Reina Sofia National Museum.

The Rest on the Flight into Egypt by Giambattista PittoniThe rest on the flight to Egypt from Giambattista Pittoni

2: Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid

  • Place: Calle de Santa Isabel 52, Madrid, Community of Madrid 28012
  • Phone: +34 917 74 10 00

This museum is famous for the famous wall painting “Guernica” from the world artist Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) in which a large number of visitors are present. The area of ​​this monument is 27 meters and shows the representation of the sacred Basque city. Guernica “Was bombed during the Spanish Civil War in 1937 and this painting does not show fighting, soldiers or airplanes, but it shows a horse suffering from the severity of agony and a mother carrying her dead child in her arms. and a man raises his hands and prays to heaven, and the museum’s exhibits usually alternate between subjects of modern and contemporary art from time to time. However, the famous Picasso painting remains in its place.

Guernica Picasso Madrid National Museum Reina Sofia Art CenterGuernica from Picasso Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

3: Prado Museum, Madrid

  • Place: Calle de Ruiz de Alarcón 23, Madrid, Community of Madrid 28014
  • Phone: +34 902 10 70 77

When tourists go to the museum, they see the monument to the world artist Diego Velasquez (1599-1660) the famous oil painting appears outside and inside the museum “Las Meninas” or the virgins. The studio scene is seen from its interdependence perspective. A milestone in art history is that Prado Museum opened in 1819 and includes the works of all ancient artists such as Fra Angelico, Jerome Boss, Tintoretto, Titiane, Lucas Cranach, and Anthony Van Dyckand this museum is characterized by a cross-section of the artist’s works Francisco de Goya (1746-1828).

Venus and Cupid hold a mirror by Peter Paul RubensVenus and Cupid hold a mirror by Peter Paul Rubens

4: Royal Academy of Fine Arts San Fernando, Madrid

  • Place: Calle de Alcalá, 13, Madrid, Community of Madrid 28014
  • Phone: +34 915 24 08 64

The Prado Museum registers a large number of tourists, much like the Louvre in Paris, and here tourists who love tranquility can experience the artistic taste in the halls of the museum of Royal Academy of Fine Arts San Fernandowhich is famous for the hidden name Prado; Here the visitors sunbathe in peace, which gives one the space to look at the artistic creations of Goya, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, El Grecoand the baroque religious painter Francisco de Zurbaran.

Royal Academy of Fine Arts Venus Mercury and Love Louis Michel van Loo 1748Royal Academy of Fine Arts Venus Mercury and Love Louis Michel van Loo 1748

5: El Greco Museum, Toledo

  • Place: Paseo del Tránsito, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha 45002
  • Phone: +34 925 99 09 82

The artist, Dominicus Theotokopouloscame from Crete and worked for a long time in Toledo near the capital Madrid. His home and workplace include an impressive collection of works of art, which are characterized by an intensely religious atmosphere and contrasts of shadow and light.

Toledo El Greco Museum - Famous art museumsToledo, El Greco Museum

6: The Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona

  • Place: Carretera de Montjuïc, Barcelona, ​​Catalonia 08038
  • Phone: +34 934 43 94 70

Joan Miro (1893-1983) pointed out that “everything comes by itself like the rhythm of nature”. Therefore, the location of the Miro Museum was no accident, and the museum appears to be surrounded by a green landscape on the Montjuic mountain in Barcelona. The architect Josep Louis Cert, a friend of the artist Juan Miro, designed an impressive frame.

Joan Miro 1918 La casa de la palmera House with Palm Tree - Famous Art MuseumsLa casa de la palmera House with palm by Joan Miro

7: National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona

Tourists in Barcelona can visit the Catalan National Museum of Art in Montjuic. Spain is proud of the 1929 World’s Fair and its colonial days. The National Art Museum in Catalonia is housed in a magnificent palace that houses many artistic treasures ranging from the Middle Ages to modern times, from Roman frescoes to rich icons of European art from the 16th to 19th centuries, as well as works by Picasso .

Barcelona National Art Museum of Catalonia Bermejo Resurr LimboNational Art Museum of Catalonia, Bermejo Resurr Limbo

8: Picasso Museum of Málaga, Málaga

  • Place: Calle San Agustín 8, Málaga, Andalusia 29015
  • Phone: +34 952 12 76 00

The world class artist Pablo Picasso is honored by a museum in Barcelona; He lived here for some time as well as in another museum in his hometown Malagaand of course I can’t think of which one is better; The two museums were built in restored palaces and complement each other. The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is based on his wish while he was alive, while he did not want to live in his homeland during the rule of dictator Franco.

Museo Picasso Malaga - Famous Art MuseumsPicasso Museum, Malaga

9: Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

  • Place: Avenida de Abandoibarra 2, Bilbao-Bilbo, Basque Country / Euskadi 48009
  • Phone: +34 944 35 90 00

This museum is famous for its numerous exhibitions that change in terms of origin and quality. The works of art on display are permanently limited to giant steel sculptures of Richard Serra and the giant flower dog “Pooch” Jeff Koons’ creativity always attracts the attention of visitors with the bronze spider “Mummy” was designed by Louise Bourgeois, and the grandeur of the Guggenheim Museum lies in the perception of architecture created by the Canadian designer Frank Gehry as an integrated work of art. The outer walls and ceilings are made of thin titanium plates that glow in silver or gold when the light falls on them.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Puppy by Jeff Koons - Famous Art MuseumsGuggenheim Museum Bilbao puppy by Jeff Koons

The building was constructed from 1993 to 1997 as part of Bilbao’s urban redevelopment, which turned it from an industrial source of pollution into a major tourist attraction. The benefits of this were reflected throughout northern Spain, despite the allocation of a hall for Picasso’s painting “Guernica”. The famous except that it wasn’t brought here and the real city of Guernica is only 35km away, but if tourists want to see a Picasso painting they have to return to Madrid.

This article was written by Ruth, a Puerto Rican and longtime California resident who started the blog Tanama stories Showing people that they don’t have to travel far, spend a lot of money, or conform to a certain stereotype to have a great adventure.

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