- Museo del Prado
One of the most important art museums in Europe and amongst the best in the world. The collection includes sculptures, drawings, paintings and other art objects. The Villanueva building houses Spanish paintings from romantic to 19th century styles, as well as important works by Italian, Flemish, French, Dutch, German and English artists.
- Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Originally a private collection before being taken over by the state, Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza’s collection comprises over 800 paintings. Here we can find exhibits from the 13th century to the present day, and thus follow the most important trends and movements in art over the last few hundred years.
- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
The vanguard of the early twentieth century is housed here; Spanish artists from the late 19th century to the Second World War such as Pablo Picasso (including his famous Guernica painting), Juan Gris, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, etc. The second half of the collection shows artistic trends from the 40′s to the early 80′s with works by artists such as Antonio Saura and Eduardo Chillida.
- Centro de la Obra Social La Caixa
This cultural centre was inaugurated by the Kings of Spain in February 2008, and its 10,000 square meters space was designed by the Swiss architects Herzog and De Meuron. Outside, the botanical gardens includes a vertical garden designed by Patrick Blanc.
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