Paseo del Arte

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  • Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Jardín ©Pablo Casares
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  • Usuaria de Bicimad en el Paseo del Arte

This area, which translates into English as Art Walk, boasts art and beauty as you’ll see nowhere else in the world. Along a stretch of just over one kilometre, you’ll find the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofía Museum, as well as a number of other institutions and buildings well worth visiting. If you're planning on visiting all three museums, we recommend you purchase the Paseo del Arte pass (32€ in 2023) which is valid for one year and allows one visit to the permanent collection of each of the three museums. In July 2021, the area known as the Landscape of Light, which encompasses the Paseo del Prado and El Retiro Park, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



One of the world’s leading art galleries boasting works by Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, Titian, Rubens and Hieronymus Bosch, among others.

Embark on a journey through seven centuries of European art, from the early 1200s to the late 20th century, taking in works by the likes of Dürer, Frans Hals, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Kirchner.

The Reina Sofía Museum houses one of the finest collections of contemporary art in the world, including Picasso's iconic Guernica.

This 19th Century Neo-Classical building houses one of the world's most important antique collections.

A must on anyone's cultural checklist, this exhibition hall is located along the well-known Art Walk.

The spectacular Palacio de Linares hosts all kinds of events and, according to legend, is haunted by a ghost.

A stunning cultural centre hosting myriad activities and boasting some of the best views in Madrid.

A wonderful collection that reflects Spain’s rich naval history, from the Middle Ages right up to the present day.

A total of 30,000 historic decorative objects including furniture, ceramics, glassware, jewellery and fabrics can be found here.

A botanic garden in the city centre with a selection of more than 5,000 species of plants. Open every day except Christmas and New Year's Day.

This vibrant cultural centre is famous for its temporary exhibitions and its amazing vertical garden.

The Royal Observatory of Madrid, founded by Charles III is a museum of astronomy dating back to the 17th century.

The only permanent indoor circus in Spain, this wonderful venue plays host to first-class shows and concerts.

Here the most avant-garde artistic expressions come together in this Neo-Mudéjar building in Lavapiés.

Independent body that houses Spain's repository of bibliographic works and a valuable collection of different documents.


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  • A short but fascinating introduction to the city’s main museums which boast an important cultural heritage encompassing most European styles

    Art in Madrid Guide (PDF)
  • Art in Madrid Guide
  • Download the Essential Paseo del Arte app and discover the twenty-four masterpieces you simply have to see in Madrid.

    The Essential Paseo del Arte app
  • Join us for a stroll along Madrid's Paseo del Arte (Art Walk) in search of works that are part of the queer imaginary.

    An LGBTIQA+ Art Trail
  • El rapto de Ganímedes (Detalle). Pedro Pablo Rubens, 1636-1638. Museo del Prado.
  • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

    Getting around Madrid


The city’s new official sightseeing and tourist travel pass.

An observation deck at 92 metres.

Our online store (in Spanish) sells artisan souvenirs.

  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place in Madrid and start planning your next visit!

    Madrid Events Calendar: 2024
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  • Madrid boasts an array of public parks and gardens from Casa de Campo, Spain's largest green space, to El Retiro Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Parks and Gardens
  • Rosaleda de El Retiro © Álvaro López del Cerro


  • A selection of ten statues around the city that come out to meet visitors

    Madrid Statues
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