Centro de la Obra Social La Caixa, Madrid (CaixaForum)
This cultural centre was inaugurated by the Kings of Spain in February 2008, and its 10,000 square metres space was designed by the Swiss architects Herzog and De Meuron. Outside, the botanical gardens include a vertical garden designed by Patrick Blanc. More...
Casa Museo Lope de Vega (Lope de Vega House-Museum)
Metro station: Banco de España or Antón Martín
Address: Calle Cervantes, 11
Phone: (+34) 914 299 216
Dedicated to the writer Lope de Vega, this is the house where he lived from 1610 until his death in 1635. More info...
Museo Lázaro Galdiano (Lázaro Galdiano Museum)
Metro station: Núñez de Balboa or Avenida de América
Address: Calle Serrano, 122
Phone: (+34) 915 616 084
This collection - one of the most important in Spain - comprises works of decorative art and paintings of well known European artists. More info ...
Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas (National Museum of Decorative Arts)
Metro station: Retiro or Banco de España
Address: Calle Montalbán, 12
Phone: (+34) 915 326 845
This museum contains ceramics, gems, works in glass and other materials, oriental art and up to 30,000 different objects used to decorate mansions, palaces and monuments over the years. More info ...
Museo Nacional de Reproducciones Artísticas (National Museum of Artistic Reproductions)
Metro station: Moncloa or Ciudad Universitaria
Address: Avenida Juan de Herrera, 2
Phone: (+34) 915 496 618
A collection of sculptures and classical, mediaeval, renaissance, baroque and neo-classic works. More info ...
Museo Panteón de Goya (Goya Museum)
Metro station:Príncipe Pío
Address: Glorieta de San Antonio de la Florida, 5
Phone: (+34) 915 420 722
Magnificent frescos by Goya. More info...
Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum)
Metro station: Sol or Sevilla
Address: Calle Alcalá, 13
Phone: (+34) 915 220 046
This museum is housed in the Goyeneche palace. It holds a good collection of paintings by Spanish artists, together with a large number of sculptures, drawings, silverware, etchings, etc. More info...
Museo Romántico (Romantic Museum)
Metro station: Alonso Martínez
Address: Calle San Mateo, 13
Phone: (+34) 914 481 045
This museum is decorated in tune with the romantic period and contains works by the most important 19th century Spanish artists, as well as including other decorative objects, giving it the air of the perfect 19th century house. More info...
Museo Sorolla (Sorolla Museum)
Metro station: Iglesia or Rubén Darío
Address: Paseo General Martínez Campos, 37
Phone: (+34) 913 101 584
This was where the Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla lived and where the best of his works can be found, together with sculptures, ceramics and other objects, reproducing perfectly a typical early twentieth century house. More info ...
Biblioteca Nacional & Museo Arqueológico Nacional (The National Library and Archaeology Museum)
Address: Calle Serrano, 13
The National Library and Archaeology Museum are housed in this neo-classic building whose construction work was initiated in 1866, but then delayed until restarting in 1874. The original construction project was by Francisco Jareño y Alarcóm. More info...
Museo de América (America Museum)
Address: Avenida Reyes Católicos, 6
A collection of over 25,000 artefacts, mostly from South and Central America, with special emphasis on Pre-Columbian art. More info...
Museo Naval de Madrid (Naval Museum)
Address: Paseo del Prado, 5
One of the most important naval museums in the world, run by the Spanish Armada. More info...