Attractions & sightseeing

Museo ABC

Dedicated to drawing and illustration art, but an interest in design and architecture is all it takes to make a visit worth your while.

Parque del Buen Retiro

Gather around the pond for street performers, puppet shows and fortune tellers in the city’s biggest park.

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

A family legacy which makes up part of Spain’s ‘Golden Triangle’ of art includes old masters and major 19th and 20th century works.

Museo Nacional del Prado

One of the world’s finest art museums and home to the Spanish royal family’s vast collection of paintings, prints, sculptures and decorative objects.

Matadero Madrid

Getting the city’s young creatives thinking in a slaughterhouse converted into multi-functional spaces.

Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

An essential visitor attraction with Picasso’s Guernica. The mainstay of modern art exhibitions in Madrid but an equally pleasant place to just hang out.

La Casa Encendida

A diverse range of cultural programmes from dance and music to art and theatre in the multi-ethnic Lavapiés neighbourhood.

CaixaForum Madrid

This postmodern art gallery and cultural centre is as well loved for its interior exhibitions as for its architectural significance.

Madrid Things to do - on a map

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