Casa encendida

A high terrace to enjoy a drink with views of Madrid in the penthouse area, with a big information point for volunteering and a multimedia lab on the second floor. On the first floor, a media library specialized in art and entertainment electronics. And a mezzanine and ground floor with some of the best contemporary art proposals in the city. Since December 2002, the headquarters of Bankia bank take the […]

 

Lázaro Galdiano Museum

This museum was inaugurated in 1951 in order to host patron José Lázaro Galdiano´s collection, and to serve as inspiration and enjoyment for the following generations. After being refurbished by architect Fernando Chueca, now 4820 pieces are exhibited on four floors, an eulogy for collectors and art lovers. In our selection, the greatest masterpieces are “Meditations by John Bautista”, an original work by late fifteenth century painter El Bosco and […]

 

Real Academia de San Fernando

During the 18th century, under the reign of King Ferdinand VI, the Royal Academy of Arts was headquartered here, in this beautiful Palace of Goyeneche in Madrid, designed by José de Churriguera and adapted to the neoclassical style by Diego de Villanueva. One of the best museums in Madrid and one of the least known, a must-see if you like classical arts. Important masterpieces by Goya can be admired here. […]

 

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Van Eyck, Durero, Caravaggio, Rubens, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Kirchner, Mondrian, Klee, Hopper, Rauschenberg… Created in 1988, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation is the third place in the Triangle of Arts in Madrid and pioneered a new formula for the private management of public assets in Spain. The building is in fact a Palace –Villahermosa- expanded by Rafael Moneo during 90s years. It contains in fact 1000 art pieces, distributed in 48 […]

 

National Archaeological Museum

One of the world’s best collections of greek cups, the iconic bust of “La Dama de Elche” (The Lady from Elche, Iberian figure from around the 6th century BC.), King Recesvinto´s crowns or a complete room dedicated to Ancient Egyptian mummies… From prehistoric archaeology to the modern age, this National Museum housed in a 19th century building has been remodeled between 2008 and 2013, with the reinstallation of its permanent […]

 

Telefónica Foundation

Fundación Telefónica (the biggest telecommunications company´s foundation) is one of the best places in Madrid to enjoy high quality contemporary exhibitions, in a unique and emblematic location: four floors of the Group’s historic headquarters. Mostly open access and free modern art proposals are accommodated now here, and avant-garde art shows. They are also proud of one of the most exhaustive cubist collections in Europe. You can check what’s on now […]

 

Matadero

This creative center, former municipal slaughterhouse and cattle market of Madrid, in the Arganzuela District, is located next to Legazpi subway station, along the river Manzanares, the natural border between the center and the south of the city. The activities of this spectacular space keep changing and include indie concerts, avant-garde contemporary art exhibitions, plus a Cinematheque, and two big old spaces for theatre and music. It is possible to […]

 

Caixa Forum Madrid

The cultural center of La Caixa Bank’s Community Projects, located in Paseo del Prado, is a work by Swiss architects Herzog and De Meuron, Pritzker Architecture Prize winners. It consists of the intervention in one of the few modernist buildings that have been preserved in Madrid. An old power plant that seems to levitate, the lattice of solid brick covering the original house represents different hidden geometric patterns – from […]

 

Prado Museum

One of the most important museums in the world and the largest in Madrid. It`s the one that you should choose if you barely have time to visit. The Prado Museum was conceived in the XVIII century as a Cabinet of Natural History in neoclassical style, elegant and balanced. It was inaugurated in the early XIX century with the best collections of the Spanish Royal Family. Following the recent extension by […]

 

Reina Sofía Museum

The National Museum of Art Centre Reina Sofía is the most important space that dedicated to the contemporary art in Madrid and belongs to a select international group which comprising the Tate Modern of London and the Pompidou of Paris. Located very close to the Prado Museum and Thyssen Museum , and the two buildings of which it is composed have the names of their own architects: Sabatini – old military hospital of the eighteenth century […]