Simply put, Madrid is one of the world’s foremost destinations for culture. And the most compelling reason? Its many world-class museums no doubt! In fact, no visit to Madrid is complete without taking in some of the world’s best art and history museums with their extensive collections, wide galleries and top-notch facilities.
Though a number of the city’s museums are concentrated near Atocha train station (like Madrid’s three heavy hitters the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum), you can find many truly exceptional museums throughout the city, such as the Costume Museum, the Cerralbo Museum and the Museum of the Americas in residential Moncloa, the Train Museum and Madrid Planetarium on the city’s south side, as well as the delightful National Museum of Romanticism in Chueca, the Royal Palace on what used to be the western edge of the city and many others.
Madrid is an unbeatable destination for breathtaking art, majestic palaces and interesting artifacts. There is no reason not to visit as many museums as you fancy either, as most of the city’s museums offer free entrance on certain days or at certain times. Check the museums’ websites for more information on getting free entrance.