Free museums in Madrid

By | 1 November, 2015 | 0 comments

We’ve all heard that cultural access in London is better than in Madrid. In other words, museums in London are free and in Madrid they are not. However…

If you investigate further, it turns out that all museums in Madrid have free access on certain days or times. It’s not always free but it’s better than nothing. The Prado Museum is a must if you are spending a few days in the Spanish capital. If you want to visit it without paying a single cent, you can go from Monday to Saturday from 6.00pm to 8.00pm or on Sundays and public holidays from 5.00pm to 7.00pm. We recommend that you do not go on Sundays, though, because the queues are endless.

The Reina Sofía Museum exhibits a priceless collection of contemporary art and it is the right place to go to if you want to see Spain’s most important 20th-century painting: Guernica by Picasso. You can see it for free from Monday to Wednesday from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and on Sundays from 3.00pm to 7.00pm. Important note: free or not, it is closed on Tuesdays.

Other important museums also offer free entry during certain hours. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which is the third part of the so-called Art Triangle alongside the two former ones, offers free access on Mondays from 12.00pm to 4.00pm. It is the closest to our designer hotel in the centre of Madrid.

Therefore, on any given Monday, we can see all three museums for free. We can start with the Thyssen at midday, the Prado at 6.00pm and the Reina Sofía at 8.00pm just across Paseo del Prado, if you can handle all of them in a single day, that is. All of it for free.

Another interesting museum you can visit for free is the Sorolla Museum, on Saturdays from 2.00pm to 8.00pm and Sundays from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Most museums have some free opening times so the best thing to do is to find out when and plan your route accordingly, because free culture is always better.

Categories: Arte y cultura, Guías Madrid

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