Heighten your appreciation of Madrid with this skip-the-line ticket and get speedy access to three of Madrid's best art museums. They're all in close proximity and form what's known as the Golden Triangle of Art. If you think that sounds good, wait till you see the museums! Get access to the permanent collection of the Thyssen, and the permanent collection plus some of the temporal exhibitions at both the Prado and Reina Sofia.
The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum or, for simplicity's sake, the Thyssen, houses an extraordinary private collection of predominantly European art that started in the 1920s. Big names and major movements are represented here, from Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque and Rococo works, to Romanticism and Pop Art. There's also a fascinating collection of medieval art from the 13th and 14th centuries. It's a guaranteed cultural journey. (Note: Temporal exhibitions of the Thyssen aren't included).
Head to the popular street El Paseo del Prado for one of the world's greatest art galleries. The size and scale of Prado can be daunting and all the masters are here too (Raphael, Rubens, Bosch, etc) but maybe start at the most famous painting - Velazquez's Las Meninas, which shows princess Margarita and her two ladies-in-waiting, plus the artist himself, complete with his palette and brush. Don't miss the work by Goya, whose The Naked Maja was so controversial in its time, he was brought up on obscenity charges.
Named for Queen Sofia and dedicated to late 19th and 20th century art, this stunning building was enhanced by a modern extension in 2005 by French architect Jean Nouvel, to the tune of €92 million. Roughly 20,000 works of art have their home here, with masterpieces by both Spanish and international artists. Don't miss Picasso’s Guernica and works by Braque, Miro and 20 or so pieces by Salvador Dalí.
Differs per museum, please check the opening hours on the booklet included with your card
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
8,Paseo del Prado, 28014, Madrid
Paseo del Prado, s/n, 28014, Madrid
Museo Reina Sofía
52,Calle de Santa Isabel, 28012, Madrid
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