Madrid – City of Famous Museums

Madrid City is the capital of Spain since 1576 and is famous for numerous historical Spanish monuments. The city of Madrid is said to be one of the very expensive gems on Spain’s tourist map. All the year round, Madrid, which is also a popular industrial town, is overflowing with tourists from all corners of the earth.

Some of the most popular attractions of Spain situated in Madrid are the Royal castle, the Spanish museums of el Prado and Reina Sofia. The museums exhibit the invaluable paintings of the famous Velasquez, Miro, Goya as well as Picasso.

Detailed below is a list of famous museums of Madrid:

Museo Nacional Centro do Arte Reina Sofia or MNCARS

The MNCARS has rich collections of the works of well known artists like Pablo Picasso, Juan Grist, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali and more. The works of different centuries are exhibited in different sections of the museum. Works from the 19th century to World War II are placed in one section while historical collections from 1940 to 1980 are placed in another section.

You will see the works of great artists such as Picasso, Antonia Saura and Eduardo Chillida displayed in separate galleries. If you want to get an entry free of cost, visit on Saturday as tickets are charged on other week days.

Museo Thyssen – Bornemisza

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is a 13th century museum and popular for exhibiting ancient artifacts. The invaluable anthology of artifacts of this museum is really worth seeing. Visit the museum and get amazed by its aesthetic beauty.

Royal Museum of Fine Arts:

Spanish art and artifacts are the main composition of this museum. The main attractions of this museum are the sculptural masterpiece and art works or handiworks that are carved from silverware. Engravings on metals like brass and silver are widely displayed and tell the tale of ancient civilizations of the period.

National Museum of Decorative Arts

This is the only museum from around the globe dedicated to the works of elite Gems, ceramic as well as glass artifacts. The works of art belonged to people of primitive civilizations who were using gems. The museum authorities declared that the museum has a collection of more than 30000 most precious decorative articles on display made from priceless resources like gems, silver, etc.

Wax Museum

As the name suggests, the museum exhibits numerous artifacts mainly made of wax. You will get to see the wax models of famous personalities of the world. In fact a discrete section of the museum has the models of famous personalities from Spain on display. A movie about the history of Spain and a train ride around the museum are arranged for the viewers who want to avail such opportunity.

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