The best museums in Spain

An endless list of artistic works awaits you in the following list of such recognizable museums in Spain.

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Museo Guggenheim Bilbao

The work that took Bilbao to a new cultural dimension

  • Before your visit, you can download the Museum's official audio guide application for your mobile. This tool will allow you to appreciate the Museum from a different point of view, which will make your experience enriching. It also includes a special tour with children in mind. You can download it from the Google Play or App Store under the name Guggenheim Bilbao Audio.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, It was opened to the public in October 1997. It houses a wide representation of modern or contemporary art.

  • The origin of the museum's construction began with the Guggenheim Foundation's expansion project in Europe in 1988. As part of the project, two cities were chosen in which to establish an art center with the foundation's collections. The cities chosen were Berlin in Germany and Bilbao in Spain. At the beginning of 1991, negotiations began between the foundation and the public administration of the Basque Country. Almost a year later, the agreement was signed, the architect having been selected and a few months later the location of the museum.

  • The museum's design is the work of Canadian-born architect Frank O. Gehry. Although the original idea was the rehabilitation of an old warehouse, the architect preferred to design a new structure. It was located to the north of the downtown area of Bilbao, next to the estuary, in a place where a port dock used to work.

  • The building is covered almost entirely by titanium plates. Although they were originally going to be built in steel, its creators realized that titanium acquired a golden color when exposed to the bright sun and they saw in this characteristic an unbeatable effect. The shape of the building is one of its main attractions, as it is a combination of curved shapes and very striking twisted planes.

  • The total area of the museum is 2.4 ha., Of these, just under half is destined to the exhibition galleries. The design of the building also contemplated the idea of adapting to the environment. For this, the La Salve bridge was included as part of the exterior area and if the building is seen from the upper area, it does not clash with the surroundings and is shaped like a flower.

  • The different galleries of the museum exhibit their own collections, as well as others that are owned by the Guggenheim Foundation. Some of the featured works are by artists such as Eduardo Chillida, Andy Warhol, Clyfford Still, Yves Klein, and Robert Rauschenberg just to name a few.

  • The permanent exhibitions of the museum are indisputably a fundamental part of its essence. The most notable are: The Matter of Time, by Richard Serra. The artist took more than 10 years to complete it. It is made up of 8 maze-like steel shapes, through which you can walk. Due to its weight of 5 tons, it was required to reinforce the museum floor with a special column.

  • Two pieces that are part of the permanent collection are by artist Jeff Koons. The first, known as Puppy, is a giant image of a terrier breed puppy, covered in around 40,000 flowers. The other work is located outside the museum. It is a large bouquet of 7 steel tulips, which are part of his Celebration series. The flowers are covered in a very colorful and bright coating, reflecting the shapes and lights around them.

  • Also outside the museum is the work known as Mama, by Louise Bourgeois. This immense sculpture represents for the artist the duality of spiders. According to her point of view, a spider could be disturbing, but it also eats other threatening insects, so it was protective. It also reminded her mother who worked weaving tapestries.

  • In one of the outdoor ponds is Yves Klein's Fountain of Fire. It is a posthumous work by the artist, composed of five aligned fire fountains, which protrude from the water. It is a demonstration of the artist's interest in fire as an artistic expression and of the project he was working on in the late 1960s, before his unexpected death.

  • In the area of the ponds, there is another curious work. The Fog Sculpture, by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya. The main protagonist of this work is the mist, which is used as the medium to create art. This artist was the first to apply mist to her works. Combining technology with art, water, weather and fog, they create a unique and ephemeral work.

  • In 2007, as part of the museum's 10-year celebration, it was decided to integrate the Puente de la Salve into the complex. After winning the competition, the artist Daniel Buren was in charge of the new work called Arcos Rojos. The sculpture uses the support arch as a base and transforms it into a large red arch that makes it more colorful.

  • An excellent exhibition of contemporary art, inside and out. Even some of his works make you be part of them and change the conventional way of enjoying art.

  • Adults: € 10 Online / € 12 Box office Students (18-26 years): € 5 Online / € 6 Box office Over 65 years: € 5 Online / € 6 Box office Under 18 years: Free

  • +34 944 359 080

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Open every day, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Closed Mondays except Mondays in June, July, August, September 7 and 14, and Monday holidays. Address: Abandoibarra Etorb., 2, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia You can get there by: By bus: Lines 01, 10, 13, 18 and A7 at the stop: “Museo 1 / Henao”. Lines 13, 27, 38 and 48 at the “Alda. Recalde 31 y 11 "and" Alda. Recalde 12 ”. Lines 11 and 71 at “La Salve / Igogailua” and “Campo Volantín / La Salve” stops. By tram: Guggenheim stop. By metro: “Moyua” stop, exit “Ercilla-Guggenheim” By car: The Museum does not have parking for visitors. There are municipal parking spaces in the area (with a parking meter) and the parking lots in Plaza Pío Baroja or Plaza Euskadi.


Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

The most outstanding museum of contemporary art in Spain

  • Throughout the year, the temperature of the rooms is kept at 21ºC, for conservation of the works. That is why I recommend that you wear some warm clothing even on warm days

  • You can take pictures without a flash, without a tripod and without a mobile stick. However, it is not allowed to take pictures in room 206, which is where Guernica is.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The museum's headquarters building dates from the 16th century. At that time, it was built under the reign of Felipe II, as the headquarters of the court hospitals. Two centuries later, the then King Carlos III, decided to make a second foundation of the building, as it was insufficient for the fulfillment of its functions. The design and construction of the renovated building were carried out to a greater extent by the architect Francisco Sabatini, supported by the architect José de Hermosilla. After several changes and extensions, the hospital was finally closed in 1965.

  • In 1977, the neoclassical building was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument. Three years later the renovation project began and in 1986 it was inaugurated as the headquarters of the Reina Sofía Art Center. At that time, only the first two floors that housed temporary collections were occupied. The renovation work culminated at the end of the year with the construction of the elevator spaces by the architect Ian Ritchie.

  • The museum's Permanent Collection was inaugurated in November 1992, with which the museum was established. At the beginning of the XXI century the auditorium and the library were added, whose design corresponds to the architect Jean Nouvel. Today, the museum has the Sabatini Building, the Nouvel Building and the two sites of the Retiro Park, known as the Crystal Palace and the Velázquez Palace.

  • The collections exhibited in the museum contemplate the manifestations of Spanish artists since 1945. It also exhibits samples of great national and international artists of today. In addition, it hosts cultural activities in conference and screen formats, as well as the promotion of learning about modern and contemporary art through children's workshops and guided tours.

  • The collections exhibited in the museum contemplate the manifestations of Spanish artists since 1945. It also exhibits samples of great national and international artists of today. In addition, it hosts cultural activities in conference and screen formats, as well as the promotion of learning about modern and contemporary art through children's workshops and guided tours.

  • Among the works in the museum are those that came from the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as new acquisitions. Some of the notable works in the museum are by artists such as Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Juan Gris, Antoni Tàpies, Antonio Saura, Gutiérrez Solana, Pablo Gargallo, to name a few.

  • One of the most visited paintings in the museum is Picasso's Guernica. Entrance to the museum in 1992. The mural was bought from Picasso in 1937 by the Spanish State. However, by decision of the artist he was taken to the US, to the MoMA in New York to safeguard him from the effects of the political conflict in Spain. The work returned to Spain in 1981.

  • The headquarters of the Palacio de Cristal, has housed works by contemporary artists since 1990. Previously the National Exhibition of Fine Arts was held there. The building was originally built as a greenhouse. The Flora Exhibition of the Philippine Islands was held there in 1887.

  • The Palacio de Velázquez was built in 1883 to host the International Exhibition of Mining, Metallurgical Arts, Ceramics, Glassware and Mineral Waters. It was integrated into the museum in 1987 but was closed in 2005 for a renovation. Its reopening was in 2010 with the work of the artist Antoni Miralda as its central theme.

  • Visiting this museum is undoubtedly a success. It is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy contemporary art created by several of the best Spanish and international artists.

  • General: Ticket office: € 5 / Online: € 4 + expenses Children under 18 years old, people over 65 years old, students between 18 and 25 years old, people with disabilities, people legally unemployed: Free entry with ID (only at the box office) Reduced admission 50%: members of large families (only at the ticket office and with ID). AUDIO GUIDES General: € 4.50 Student: € 3.50

  • +34 917 741 000

  • 2 h - 4 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Monday and Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Free admission days Monday: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Closing days January 1 and 6, May 1, May 15, November 9, December 24, 25 and 31 Address: Calle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid You can arrive by: Bus: EMT Lines 6, 10, 14, 19, 26, 27, 32, 34, 36, 37, 41, 45, 59, 85, 86, 102, 119, C1, C2 and E1 Metro: Line 1, Arte station. Line 3 Lavapiés station By car: Public parking at Atocha Station and Plaza Juan Goytisolo


Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Contemporary Spanish art from the 1950s to 1970s

  • As you visit the museum, take advantage of a stroll through the renovated El Raval neighborhood.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The Museum project originated from an idea by Alexandre Cirici Pellicer in 1959. At that time the famous critic and Cesáreo Rodríguez-Aguilera agreed on the idea of creating a museum to exhibit contemporary art in Barcelona. With the support of other personalities, they thus began to form a collection of works for the future museum.

  • In preparation for the construction of the museum, the location of which was not yet defined, its promoters organized various exhibitions of the artists of the time. Some of them were: the architect Antoni Bonet, the French painter Jean Fautrier, the sculptors Ángel Ferrant and Moisès Villèlia, the Spanish painters Jordi Curós, August Puig, Albert Ràfols-Casamada, Josep Maria de Sucre and Romà Vallès, among others.

  • Despite the impulse of its creators and the support they received, in 1963, political problems affected the development of the exhibition Art and Peace. These events made them see that the project could not come true. Consequently, part of the funds allocated to the project were transferred to the existing Víctor Balaguer Museum in Vilanova y la Geltrú.

  • In 1985, those in charge of the Culture area of the municipality, together with the Minister of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya, took up the idea of building a museum of contemporary art. After an agreement between the two administrations, after the award of the project to the American Richard Meier and the incorporation of private investment, the new museum was born in April 1988. Years later, in 1995 the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, as it is known today.

  • The museum's exhibition areas occupy a surface area of more than 14,000 m2. The exterior part of the building, built in glass and aluminum, is of the architectural style known as rationalism. The interior receives and displays the light from the outside, thanks to its white walls and its skylight. The rooms are well dimensioned and interconnected.

  • The art collections housed in the museum include works from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, along with some more current ones. There are works by Spanish, South American, Eastern, North African, Arab and Middle Eastern artists.

  • In addition to the permanent and temporary collections, the museum complements its cultural offer with special days, workshops, and school and family activities. It also has a large documentary collection in its library and archives. The museum's Documentation Center is located in the Chapel of the old Los Angeles Convent.

  • The museum presents a varied collection of modern works by mostly Spanish artists, very interesting for lovers of contemporary art.

  • General admission: € 11 Reduced admission: € 8.80 Students, over 65s, under 14s, large or single-parent families, unemployed people, people with disabilities: Free

  • +34 934 120 810

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Monday to Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays not holidays: Closed Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sundays and holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closing days: January 1 and December 25. On 24 and 31 it closes at 6 p.m. Holidays with special hours April 10 and 13: 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. August 15 and September 24: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. December 26: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Address: Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001 Barcelona You can get there by: Metro L1 Catalunya or Universitat stations, L2 Universitat station, L3 Catalunya or Liceu stations. By bus: lines 7, 22, 24, 47, 52, 54, 55, 59, 62, 63, 67, 120, V13, V15, H12, H16, D50, L94, L95 By train: Plaça de Catalunya Station (FGC and RENFE) By car: Parking at Plaça dels Àngels


Centre Pompidou Malaga

First extraterritorial headquarters of the Center Pompidou i

  • Audio guides are available for visitors. They are free and available in Spanish, English, French and Russian. Thematic or interactive guided tours are also available.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The development of the Center Pompidou in Malaga has its origin in the idea of the expansion of the project of the National Center of Art and Culture Georges Pompidou based in France. The one in Malaga was the first extraterritorial headquarters of the Center Pompidou. The decision for the new headquarters was announced in late 2013 and the new museum was opened to the public in March 2015.

  • The agreement signed between the Pomidou Center and the city council, stated that the museum would have a first duration of 5 years, which would be extendable. Given the success of the museum and the large number of visitors, the contract has already been extended twice, as it is in force until at least 2025.

  • The main symbol of the building is the colorful exterior Cube. It is basically the only indicator of the existence of the museum at the end of the promenade of Malaga's pier 1. Its design was in charge of the architects Javier Pérez de la Fuente and Juan Antonio Marín Malavé, from the Malaga Urban Planning Department. It forms what would be the roof of the building. Towards the interior of the cube, an intervention by the artist Daniel Buren, of French origin, complements the structure. The artist relied on the projections of natural and artificial light on the crystals of the cube, to create a custom work for the museum. It is known as Incubé.

  • The museum's exhibition areas occupy more than 6,000 m2, almost the entire building. The museum has two floors. The lower floor is the access floor. In it is the Temporary Exhibition Hall, the Young Public Space and the service areas and the store. The upper floor houses the semi-permanent collection and the auditorium.

  • The cultural proposal of the center includes temporary collections that are changed two to three times a year. Semi-permanent collections that last around 2 and a half years. Artistic experiences in formats such as film projections, family workshops, events, conferences and concerts that invite the public to get to know the museum and join it.

  • The center's first semi-permanent exhibition was called The Collection. It contained around 90 works including sculptures, paintings and audiovisual formats. It offered a journey through works of contemporary art from the 20th and 21st centuries. Five rooms with different themes were used. They were named as: The body in pieces, The political body, The man without a face, Self-portraits and Metamorphosis. Among the featured artists included in this collection were: Frida Khalo, Picasso, Constantin Brancusi, Marc Chagall, Miró, Antoni Tápies, just to name a few.

  • The next semi-permanent collection, lasting from 2017 to 2020, was named: Modern Utopias. The works that comprise it are a reflection of some historical events that have influenced the imagination of modern and contemporary artists. Some of the artists represented are: Vladimir Tatlin, Robert Delaunay, Julio González, Kazimir Malévich, Vasili Kandinski, Eva Aeppli, Séraphine Louis, Joan Mitchell.

  • Another of the spaces in the center is the so-called Young Public Space. In it, interactive temporary exhibitions are presented mainly aimed at family audiences. They are generally workshops designed for children between 6 and 12 years old.

  • This small museum is easy to see, which makes the experience enjoyable. Its artistic collections are varied and interesting.

  • Complementing the museum experience is the beautiful surrounding walkway. Next to the pier, overlooking the lighthouse and boats. Great for taking great pictures.

  • General admission: Combined (collection + temporary): € 9 Collection: modern utopias: € 7 Temporary exhibition: € 4 Reduced admission: over 65s, students up to 26 years old, large families Combined (collection + temporary): 5.50 € Collection: modern utopias: € 4 Temporary exhibition: € 2.50 Free entry: Unemployed, under 18s, disabled people. For all the public on Sundays from 4:00 p.m. until closing time. Special days with free admission: White Night (a Saturday in May, on a variable date), International Museum Day (May 18), International Tourism Day (September 27)

  • +34 951 926 200

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Wednesday to Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday closed Address: Pasaje Doctor Carrillo Casaux, s / n, 29016 Málaga You can get there by: On foot: it is located in the building called El Cubo, between Docks 1 and 2 of the city's port. Bus: lines 1, 3, 4, 11, 14, 19, 25, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 40, 92 (tourist bus), A (Airport express), C1 and C2. By car: Muelle Uno has 24-hour parking. In addition, there are municipal car parks in the surroundings.


MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León

A project that addresses contemporary art of the 21st centur

  • Guided tours are available, included in the entrance fee. No registration or reservation is necessary. Only meet 10 minutes before starting the activity at the box office. Keep in mind that there are 40 spaces and they are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • To adapt the experience to people with disabilities, the museum also offers educational materials in adaptive and augmentative communication formats, with pictograms and easy to read.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla y León, known as MUSAC, was inaugurated in April 2005. Its design is the work of the architects Luis Moreno Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón, both Spanish. The museum project came to satisfy the demand of the artists of the region, who for 10 years had aspired to have a place of this magnitude in which to present their works.

  • The museum building is framed in a 1,500 m2 square. It has a single plant, built with a very peculiar geometric shape. The walls are made of concrete and the facade is surrounded by colorful glass panels. The vast majority of the facade panels are transparent. The design of the facade is the product of the digitization of one of the beautiful stained glass windows in the Cathedral of León.

  • The interior of the building is divided by white concrete walls, which give rise to 5 rooms. The total area of the exhibition halls exceeds 3,000 m2. In addition to these rooms, there is a projection room, a library and a workshop area.

  • The museum's collection has been increasing since its constitution in 2003, even before the museum was completed. The works from the beginning of the collection were dated after 1989, however, from 2014, works from the 1960s onwards were added. From then on, the show has been expanded to include works from current times. It includes a wide variety of local and foreign artistic representations. Today, the museum's deposit, formalized in 2016, contains almost 300 works by more than 100 artists. Also that year was created a documentation center that has more than 1,000 publications, books and archives, which continues to grow.

  • Today, the museum's Collection is made up of more than 1,000 works by nearly 500 artists. This collection is not for permanent display, but is exhibited temporarily based on a specific common motif. Sometimes some pieces are also exhibited outside the museum. On the other hand, samples of the collection are made in other locations outside the museum.

  • The MUSAC has been internationally recognized as a great architectural project. In 2007, he won the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. He was part of the MoMA exhibition in New York called On-Site: New Architecture in Spain. In 2004, he represented Spain at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

  • Unlike other so-called Contemporary Art museums, this museum gives the visitor the opportunity to get to know the artistic expressions that are being generated today, which adds novelty to the experience.

  • The facade of the building is an incredible polychrome that in itself is a work of art.

  • General admission: € 3 Members of large families, university students, groups of more than 8 people (per person): reduced entry of € 2 Young people from 8 to 18 years: reduced entry of € 1 Children under 8 years, people with disabilities, Over 65s, unemployed people: Free admission General free admission: Tuesday to Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sundays from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Opening weekends of exhibitions April 23, Community Festival Autonomous May 18, International Museum Day October 12, National Holiday of Spain December 6, Constitution Festival

  • +34 987 090 000

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Tuesday to Friday: from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. December 24 and 31 open in the morning. Closed: Monday (including holidays), December 25 and January 1 Address: los Reyes Leoneses, 24, 24008 León You can get there by: Bus: Lines 7, 11, 12 Train: RENFE station Calle Astorga s / n In car: public car park of the Junta de Castilla y León, 450 meters from the museum.


Museo Nacional del Prado

A bicentennial museum and a large collection of masterpieces

  • When you visit this museum, there are some works that you cannot miss, as they are the most famous. These are: Las Meninas by Velázquez, the executions on the mountain of Príncipe Pío by Goya, the Knight with the Hand on the Chest by El Greco, the Tres Graces by Rubens and the Maja Desnuda by Goya.

  • As the museum's collection is so large, the ideal would be that you go with an idea of the route you are going to do. You can find some proposals for the route and plans, in the link:

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • Although the Museo Nacional del Prado has already been in existence for 200 years, the building in which it was established is even older. This building, known today as the Jerónimos Building, is a work of the architect Juan de Villanueva. It was built in 1785 with the original idea of serving as the headquarters of the Cabinet of Natural Sciences. However, more than 3 decades passed until finally, in November 1819, the Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture was inaugurated. In 1868, it was named as the National Museum of Painting and Sculpture. It was finally called the Museo Nacional del Prado, as it is known today.

  • The collection with which the Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture was inaugurated, consisted of 311 paintings by Spanish artists, from the Royal Collection. In total, the museum maintained 1,510 works that came from the Royal sites.

  • Today, the Prado Museum's collection is made up of those famous Royal collections. The collection was increasing after the contribution of successive monarchs. Some of the most important works in the royal collection are: El Bosco's Garden of Earthly Delights, El Greco's The Knight with His Hand on His Chest, The Transit of the Virgin of Mantegna, The Holy Family by Raphael, Carlos V in Tiziano's Mühlberg, Tintoretto's Lavatorio, Dürer's Self-portrait, Velázquez's Las Meninas, Rubens's The Three Graces and Goya's The Family of Carlos IV.

  • Some renowned works from other institutions were added to the Museum's collection. For example, the paintings La Fuente de la Gracia from the Jan Van Eyck School and Auto de fe presided over by Santo Domingo de Guzmán by Pedro Berruguete, from the Museo de la Trinidad. Five paintings by El Greco from the Colegio de Doña María de Aragón and other works from the Museum of Modern Art.

  • Currently, the Museum's collection exceeds two thousand three hundred paintings, as well as sculptures and other pieces. These works have been new acquisitions made up of donations, purchases and some bequests. This collection contains the largest sample of Spanish painting in the world, from the 11th century, with Mozarabic murals, through the Hispano-Flemish Gothic and the Renaissance. A wide representation of the Golden Age by Ribera, Zurbarán, Murillo and Velázquez. Paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries, with the works of Goya, Fortuny, the Madrazo and Sorolla.

  • The museum's collection also contains a large sample of Italian painting, by such precious artists as Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Mantegna, Bosco, Titian, Caravaggio, Guido Reni and Annibale Carracci.

  • Due to the success of the museum, the number of visitors it receives increased over the years. This fact, coupled with the increase in the collection, forced the museum to be expanded on several occasions. Even at the time when the original building could no longer be intervened to expand it, the construction of other buildings became necessary. Thus, between 1990 and 2000, the museum expansion project was proposed, recovering other existing buildings such as: the Casón and the Salón de Reinos (headquarters of the Army Museum) and the old Jerónimos Cloister.

  • Between 2001 and 2009, the most important extensions of the museum were completed. A new building was added around the restored Jerónimos building. The Study Center based in the Casón del Buen Retiro was inaugurated, which includes the library, archive and documentation and also the Prado School.

  • It is impossible to enjoy this museum in a single visit. There are a large number of works by renowned artists, worthy of patient detail. Definitely visiting this museum is to take an unparalleled walk through the painting of the eleventh century to the nineteenth century.

  • General ticket: € 15 (special price until September 2020: € 7.5) Reduced ticket: € 7 (special price until September 2020: € 3.75) General ticket + copy "La Guía del Prado": € 24 (special price until September 2020: € 16.05)

  • +34 913 302 800

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays and holidays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed: January 1, May 1, December 25 Reduced hours: January 6, December 24 and 31, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Free hours: Monday to Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sundays and holidays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Address: Calle de Ruiz de Alarcón, 23, 28014 Madrid You can get there by: Metro: line 2, Banco de España station; line 1, Atocha station. Buses: lines 9, 10, 14, 19, 27, 34, 37 and 45.


Museo Arqueológico de Alicante MARQ

Discover the prehistoric, Iberian and Roman past of Alicante

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • In addition to the thematic and permanent rooms, the museum presents an additional activity for the most curious. It consists of knowing the basements of the museum, through a guided tour in which you can visit the amphora warehouse, the warehouses, the research office and the restoration laboratory.

  • If you have a little more time, in addition to visiting the museum, I recommend you visit one of the sites managed by the museum

  • The Provincial Archaeological Museum of Alicante has existed since 1932, although in another location. Its original headquarters were located on the ground floor of the Palacio de la Diputación. At that time, the Palace had been recently built on Avenida de la Estación, in the center of the city. The archaeologists who were in charge of the installation of the museum were Francisco Figueras Pacheco and José Lafuente Vidal.

  • In 2000, the museum was moved to a new headquarters where it was inaugurated in 2002. The site chosen was the old San Juan de Dios Provincial Hospital. Built in 1924, the hospital was part of the investment policy of the Diputación for the improvement of the quality of life of Alicante. The building was located outside the city environment, today known as Pla del Bon Repós. It occupies a large area and although it is mainly one floor, in some areas it has a second floor.

  • The museum project presents the archaeological exhibition with a renewed concept. It has a wide collection that includes samples from the Paleolithic to Modern Contemporary Culture. It also reveals the history of Alicante and the ancient settlements found in that area.

  • As part of the project, the museum offers knowledge in an entertaining way. In addition to the collection, in its different rooms there are different scenographies that teach the techniques used by archaeologists. All this complemented with audiovisual and interactive material that make the experience much more didactic and attractive.

  • The exhibition area of the museum is very wide. The permanent rooms that offer a journey through the history of the region. The thematic rooms, dedicated to Archeology and its techniques, are Field, Urban and Underwater Archeology.

  • The permanent rooms are: the Prehistory Room, which has evidence of the first human occupations in the region 100,000 years ago. The Iberos Room, in which the existence of the ancient town of Los Contestanos stands out. The Room of Roman Culture, which refers to the Roman world in the province. The Middle Ages Room, which presents evidence of the role that the region played in the development process in the Medieval era. Finally, the Room of Modern and Contemporary Culture. In this several stages are shown, the one understood from 1500-1808, with the power of the crown; that of the period 1808-1874 and the Constitutional power and the one that began from 1874 after the Monarchical Restoration and until the Second Spanish Republic.

  • The Thematic Rooms are: Digging in a church, which simulates an excavation in an urban environment. Digging underwater, in which you can see a simulation of a Roman boat and the work methodology during an underwater archaeological excavation. Digging in a cave, presents the process of excavation in a cave in whose walls there are representations of rock art and Roman.

  • The Archaeological Museum of Alicante also manages guided visits to three sites located near Alicante. These deposits are: Pla de Petracos, Tossal de Manises and Illeta dels Banyets

  • The site of the Sanctuary of Pla De Petracos. It was discovered in 1980 and is located in Castell de Castells. Its importance is based on the discovery of eight shelters. In five of them, motifs painted in deep red were found. Four of them are linked to the oldest Neolithic era. The other is a later representation of Levantine Art.

  • The Tossal de Manises deposit is one of the most important in the region. It houses the Roman city known as Lucentum, the ancient city of Alicante. It has an area of 2.5 ha, surrounded by a 600 m long wall. It is estimated that the settlement originated between the end of the 5th century or the beginning of the 4th century BC. However, remains of later constructions made up to the 3rd century AD were also discovered. C. when it disappeared. Between the 8th and 10th centuries d. C., was used as an Islamic funerary space.

  • The Illeta dels Banyets site, located in the municipality of Campello. It was an ancient peninsula that separated from the coast after an earthquake. In 1943 some reconstruction work was carried out to connect it back to the ground. These works caused the destruction of a large part of the prehistoric necropolis. Remains of the Bronze Age, prior to the Iberian settlement, have been found here. Also remains of a Roman villa and Islamic objects from the Medieval Era. Based on the studies carried out, it is deduced that this area was an important commercial port.

  • A very nice museum to visit. The structure of the one-story building has been very well used. The exhibition halls take you chronologically through an interesting journey.

  • General Ticket: € 3 General Ticket LUCENTUM: € 2 General Ticket ILLETA DELS BANYETS: € 2 General Ticket TORRE DE LA ALMUDAINA: € 2 General Joint Ticket (MARQ + LUCENTUM + ILLETA DELS BANYETS): € 4 (Valid for one month) Reduced price Applicable to: Students, over 65 years old. Reduced Ticket MARQ: € 1.5 Reduced Ticket LUCENTUM: 1.2 € Reduced Ticket ILLETA DELS BANYETS: 1.2 € Reduced Ticket TORRE DE LA ALMUDAINA: 1.2 € Reduced Joint Ticket (MARQ + LUCENTUM + ILLETA DELS BANYETS): 2 , € 2 (Valid for one month) Free entry: Children under 8 years old, unemployed people, people with disabilities. Family ticket: free entry for children under 16, when they are accompanied by their parents or guardians. Single price: Sundays and holidays MARQ ticket: 1.5

  • +34 965 149 006

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Closed: Monday From June 16 to September 15: Tuesday to Saturday: from 10:00 to 14:00. and from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sundays and holidays: from 10:00 to 14:00. From September 16 to June 15: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturdays: from 10:00 to 20:30. Sundays and holidays: from 10:00 to 14:00. Guided visits to permanent exhibition Tuesday to Friday: 5:00 p.m. Saturdays. 11:00 and 17:00 h. Sundays and holidays 11:00 h. Guided visits temporary exhibition: “idols. Millennial looks ”. Tuesday to Friday: 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. 12:00 and 18:00 h. Sundays and holidays 12:00 h. Guided tours of the basements Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. Sites: Guided visits in Lucentum and La Illeta Dels Banyets (group arrangement tel. 965.14.90.06) Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 12:00 h.


Museo de las Ciencias

A spectacular building to learn science and technology

  • If, in addition to the museum, you are interested in visiting the three attractions of the City of Arts and Sciences, I recommend doing it in at least two days so that it is not so exhausting.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The Prince Felipe Science Museum was opened to the public in November 2000. It is one of the buildings that make up the City of Arts and Sciences, in the city of Valencia. It is dedicated to spreading knowledge of technology and science, through experimentation and entertainment.

  • The design of the museum building was at the hands of the architect Santiago Calatrava Valls. The base of the design simulates a spine. It is a white concrete structure. The façade is a wide wall, under which is the access and circulation area. From there you can see the platforms of the exhibition rooms.

  • The building is spread over four floors. The ground floor is known as Calle Menor and is freely accessible to the public. There are ticket offices, shops and restaurants. Also the entrances to the Santiago Grisolía Auditorium and the Arquerías Hall. Some exhibitions are also held on this floor.

  • The first floor of the museum houses interactive science workshops and exhibits. There are the modules of the Mediterranean and the Children's Space. Through the Calle Mayor, you can access a sculpture about 15 m high that represents DNA. There is also a 34 m Foucault Pendulum. Towards the outside of the plant there are terraces overlooking the so-called Turia Garden.

  • The second floor contains the exhibition called "The Legacy of Science". It shows the life of three Spanish scientists: Santiago Ramón y Cajal, 1906 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, Severo Ochoa, 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine and Jean Dausset, 1980 Nobel Prize in Medicine. It also hosts an exhibition dedicated to the Valencian scientist Santiago Grisolía.

  • The third floor contains the "Chromosome Forest". It is dedicated to human DNA, of which there is a large representation. Around it there are more than 120 interactive modules related to the 23 pairs of chromosomes that make it up.

  • In addition to the Museum of Sciences, the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia houses five other elements. Those that opened to the public first were: The Hemisfèric, opened to the public in 1998, consists of an ovoid roof more than 100m long. Inside it contains a large sphere that includes the projection room. The IMAX and 3D cinema has 3 projection systems and a huge 900 m2 screen. The Umbracle, inaugurated in the year 2000, consists of a landscaped viewpoint of more than 1.75 ha and an exhibition area.

  • The following elements to be inaugurated were: The Oceanogràfic, opened to the public in 2003, an immense aquarium in which the main marine ecosystems of the planet are represented, is the largest in Europe. The Reina Sofía Palace of the Arts, inaugurated in 2005, has an infrastructure specially built for opera and musical shows. The Agora, which is a multifunctional stage suitable for holding congresses, conventions, concerts, performances and an area for exhibitions.

  • The museum is within a large entertainment complex. It is an opportunity to see science in a more practical and interactive way, based on unique experiences.

  • Science Museum: General € 8 / Reduced € 6.2 Hemisfèric: General € 8 / Reduced € 6.2 Oceanogràfic: General € 31.3 / Reduced € 23.3 Joint (3 sites in 3 days): General 38, € 6 / Reduced € 29.1 Hemisfèric + Museu de les Ciències: General € 12 / Reduced € 9.30 Hemisfèric + Oceanogràfic: General € 32.8 / Reduced € 24.6 Science Museum + Oceanogràfic: General 32.8 € / Reduced € 24.6 Reduced: Children from 4 to 12 years old. People over 65 years of age. People with functional diversity. Free entry for children from 0 to 3 years old. 15% DISCOUNT: Only at the ticket office, presenting a supporting document Large / single-parent families: on the adult or reduced rate. Unemployed residents in Spain: on the adult rate. UMBRACLE PARKING 6 € / day with the purchase of any

  • +34 961 974 686

  • 2 h - 4 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    SCIENCE MUSEUM First fortnight of June 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Second fortnight of June, July and August 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Rest of the year from Monday to Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. From Friday to Sunday From 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. OCEANOGRÀFIC Second fortnight of June to the first of July and first fortnight of September, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Second half of July and August 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Rest of the year from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except on Saturdays and the first Sunday of the month, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Special days January 1 and December 25, from 12:00 to 18:00. April 10 and 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. December 24 and 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. HEMISFÈRIC: Opening at 10:00 am. and close at the beginning of the last session. Address: C



A museum that guards the treasures of the Alhambra

  • To get the most out of your visit, considering how extensive the museum is, I recommend that before you go, you prioritize the places to visit based on your interest. Thus, you will save until the end those that you consider less attractive and you will be able to see them if you have time to spare. There are four areas to visit: Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces, Partal and Generalife. As the entrance to the Nasrid Palaces has a fixed schedule, I recommend that you plan your itinerary based on the time of visit to this place.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The Museum of the Alhambra, as it is called today, has had different names since its creation. It was created in 1942 and founded as the Archaeological Museum of the Alhambra. However, in 1962 it became a dependency of the Ministry of Culture and was called the National Museum of Hispanic-Muslim Art. Finally, in 1994 it passed into the hands of the Board of Trustees of the Alhambra and the Generalife and that is when it acquired its current name.

  • The museum's headquarters are in the Carlos V palace, located in the center of the Alhambra. Specifically in the south wing of the ground floor. The construction of the palace was ordered by Emperor Carlos V, who after residing for a time in the Alhambra after his wedding, decided to establish his residence there.

  • The design of the Renaissance-style building is by the architect Pedro Machuca. Although the works began in 1527, after several interruptions and alternative uses, the palace took three centuries to be completed. In 1923 the building restoration project began. Today, the Alhambra Board of Trustees, the Alhambra library and the Granada Museum of Fine Arts are also located there.

  • The museum's collection began to form in the mid-19th century. It began with the collection and registration of pieces that were found in different places of the Alhambra. In 1870 the Provincial Monuments Commission was created, which was in charge of classifying the stored objects. These pieces were deposited in the Museum of Antiquities of the Alhambra, founded in 1879.

  • Today the collection of the Alhambra Museum is made up of objects and architectural remains of Hispano-Muslim art. These remains date from the middle of the 8th century until the Christian conquest. The exhibits are distributed in seven rooms, chronologically.

  • Room I addresses the topics of religion, science and economics. They include two copies of the Koran, a solar quadrant used as a clock and a collection of coins.

  • Room II covers the period of time between the Emirate and the Caliphate, which corresponds to the 8th to 10th centuries. In the room there is a caliphal font for the purification ritual.

  • Room III occupies the period between the Caliphal rule and the Nasrid rule, corresponding to the 10th to 13th centuries. In this room, the ablutions pile of Almanzor and various objects for domestic use stand out.

  • In room IV, objects of Nasrid art from the public buildings of Granada, contemporary with the Alhambra, are included. The remarkable objects in the room come from the buildings owned by the Nasrid Sultan.

  • Room V contains art objects and furnishings of Nasrid origin from the Alhambra. One of the most remarkable pieces in the room is the Gazelle Vase.

  • In room VI there are also objects of Nasrid art. Basically furniture and architectural remains of the Alhambra. What stands out the most in the room is the Mohamed III lamp.

  • The Nasrid art collection is complemented in room VII. It is oriented to objects of daily palace life.

  • A visit to this museum is a perfect complement when visiting The Alhambra. It is an astonishing display of pieces with immeasurable artistic and historical value.

  • Admission to the museum is free. To enter other areas of the complex it is required to pay entrance. Monumental complex General daytime visit: € 14 Night visit to Nasrid palaces: € 8 Visit alhambra experiences: € 14 Gardens and Generalife palace Daytime visit to gardens: € 7 Night visit to gardens: € 5 Rodríguez-acosta Foundation and monumental complex: 17 € Andalusian monuments General gold fold: € 19.65 Night gold fold: € 14.65 Visit Andalusian monuments: € 5

  • +34 958 027 929

  • 2 h - 4 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Closed Monday From October 5 - March 31: Wednesday to Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. From April 1 to October 14 Wednesday to Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays at the museum: May to September, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Special openings: International Museum Day, May 18 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Address: Palacio de Carlos V, Plaza Algibes Alhambra, 1T, 18009 Granada You can get there by: On foot: Cuesta Gomérez (from Plaza Nueva), Cuesta del Realejo (from Plaza del Realejo), Cuesta del Rey Chico or "Cuesta de los Chinos ”(From the Paseo de los Tristes). By car: access the southern ring road towards Sierra Nevada. There is no access from the city center. Public parking from the entran


Museo Vostell Malpartida

Contemporary, modern and full of symbolism art

  • Photography or filming is not allowed inside the rooms.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The Vostell Malpartida Museum was inaugurated in 1976, conceived by the German artist Wolf Vostell. It is a contemporary art museum that houses three collections. These collections are known as the Wolf and Mercedes Vostell collection, the Fluxus-Gino Di Maggio Donation collection and the Conceptual Artists collection. The museum also has an area dedicated to the Interpretation Center of the Livestock Tracks and History of the Lanas Wash.

  • The painter and sculptor Wolf Vostell arrived in Malpartida de Cáceres in 1974. After visiting Los Barruecos, he decided to found there a museum that integrated art and nature. In 1975, the idea of the museum was very well received by the municipal corporation. Soon the creation of the museum begins while Vostell receives visits from various artists and art historians. Among them were Suzanne Page, María Lluísa Borrás and Rafael Canogar. The mayor offers as a location for the museum a place that was owned by the municipality, as well as the buildings of the old wool laundry.

  • After its inauguration, in October 1976 the first ambient work by Vostell was premiered in the museum. Installed between large granite rocks, a sculpture is exhibited which he names "VOAEX" (Concrete Journey through Alta Extremadura). Vostell's son, David, also exhibits a group of photographs in El Lavadero and the painter Juan José Narbón exhibits his work.

  • In 1978 the artist created the work "The Dead Who Thirst". During the years 1978 to 1980, the Contemporary Art Weeks and the Contemporary Art Day were celebrated in the museum

  • In the period between 1983 and 1993, some difficulties threatened the continuity of the museum project. However, thanks to the support of some personalities from the artistic milieu and the Vostell group itself, the museum continued to exist. The Junta de Extremadura also joined the project and the Lanas Laundry was restored.

  • In subsequent years the museum was consolidated, as well as its annual activity programs. Two restorations of the Lanas Laundry in 1994 and 1998, were carried out to include the Wolf and Mercedes Vostell collections, Fluxus-Gino Di Maggio Donation and Conceptual Artists.

  • The Wolf and Mercedes Vostell Collection is made up of five key areas of the museum. In general, they represent the conflicts of society. Part of this collection is Car Fever from 1973, Fluxus Buick Piano and from 1998, Leonardo da Vinci's Breakfast in Berlin. Also large-format sculptures and paintings such as the Concrete Bulls, Trashumance and The Burial of the Sardine, The Billiard Girls, Berlin Myths and Seelenfreund Star. In the garden the piece called "Why did the process between Pilate and Jesus last only two minutes?" Is permanently on display.

  • The Fluxus collection was formed with a donation of 250 works from the collector Gino di Maggio. The works in the collection are mostly Fluxus interventions. Also photographs, videos and other documents that complement them. They are representations of artists of the Happening and Fluxus movements from the 1950s to the 1960s from all over the world.

  • The Artists Conceptual room contains 60 works by artists who were linked to the Vostell since the museum was founded.

  • Lastly, the Lavadero area houses the Los Barruecos Lanas de Lanas Laundry Interpretation Center and History Center. The pastoral tradition and new technologies merge there. There is a large collection of visual material, as well as interactive programs, as well as a huge model of the laundry room as it was when it was active. It is a sample of the livestock industrial structure.

  • A museum as interesting as it is peculiar, very appropriate for admirers of modern art. In addition, it is immersed in an exceptional natural environment.

  • General Ticket: € 3 Reduced Ticket: € 1.5 (students, youth card) and € 2.50 (AAVV groups, tour operators) Free Entry: Under 14s, retired people, unemployed people, people with disabilities. Wednesday free general admission Guided tour for groups (prior reservation): In Spanish: € 30 (max. 50 pax) In a foreign language: € 40 (max. 50 pax) Free: Agreement with ASCEMI and public on weekends at that there is a guide service.

  • +34 927 010 812

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    From March 21 to September 20: Tuesday to Saturday: from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sundays: From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Holidays: Open Monday, Sunday afternoon and Sunday, May 19, closed From September 21 to March 20: From Tuesday to Saturday: From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sundays: From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Holidays and Monday, December 9, open, except holidays December 24, 25 and 31, January 1 and 6, and February 25 (local) Closed Monday and Sunday afternoon Address: Calle los Barruecos, s / n, 10910 Malpartida de Cáceres , Cáceres You can get there by: By car: accessed from the N-521 road in the direction of Portugal through Valencia de Alcántara. In the town center of Malpartida de Cáceres, take the Lavadero de Lanas path to t


Casa Lis (Museo de Art Déco y Art Nouveau)

Admired by the city for its beauty and uniqueness

  • Don't miss the view of the Tormes river from the café terrace.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • La Casa Lis, is since 1995, the headquarters of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco Museum. It mainly houses a collection of small works donated by the antiquarian Don Manuel Ramos Andrade.

  • The building is a small urban palace that was attached to the old wall of the city of Salamanca. It was built according to the design of the architect Joaquín de Vargas y Aguirre, as the residence of Miguel de Lis who was the owner of a prosperous tanning factory. Its construction was executed between 1905 and 1906.

  • The architectural project of the house was very modern for the time. The site on which it was built was located on a wall and had a steep slope. One of the facades was built under the principles of industrial buildings, with iron and glass. The north facade, built in stone and brick, is one of the few examples of the modern architecture of the city. The entrance door and gates are in the Art Nouveau style. Also noteworthy in the house are the patio gallery decorated with artistic stained glass windows and the skylight over the main staircase.

  • The Lis house was sold in 1917 and from then on it was inhabited by several tenants. In the 1970s it was closed and practically abandoned. In 1981, it was saved from ruin by the Salamanca City Council, considering it of great value.

  • The museum houses a collection of decorative arts from a period of about 60 years between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Most of the works are utilitarian pieces with great aesthetics. They are difficult pieces to get in good condition due to their daily use. The museum contains 19 collections made up of decorative pieces in Nouveau and Déco styles, from workshops in Europe.

  • The collections are grouped into four main groups: The glass collection. The shapes of Venetian models and Bohemian glass stand out in this collection, but with more color. One of its greatest exponents was Émile Gallé, promoter of the artistic movement known as the School of Nancy, of Art Nouveau.

  • The collection of bronzes and chryselephantines. Usually representing mythological characters and female figures half real and half fantastic. The artists Théodore Rivière, Ernest Barrias and Jean-Léon Gérome stand out in this area. Chryselephantine pieces from the Art Deco period were made with excellent technique due to the perfection achieved in the workshops of the time.

  • The doll collection. Considered the best in the world publicly exhibited. Donated by Manuel Ramos Andrade, after a rigorous selection governed by the state of conservation of the pieces, their uniqueness and their quality. There are 400 pieces from such famous workshops as Petit & Dumontier, Jumeau, Bru, A. Thullier, F. Gaultier, Schmitt and Steiner.

  • In addition to the main collections, there is a magnificent collection of jewelery pieces from renowned workshops such as Masriera, Fabergé and Lalique.

  • Visiting this museum is a very pleasant experience. The house has a novel history and the collection of works is fantastic. A beautiful display of Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

  • Adults: € 5 Students and retirees: € 3 Unemployed: € 1 Children under 14 years: Free Thursday, free general admission from 11:00 to 14:00.

  • +34 923 121 425

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Lis Store (Calle Prior, 11): Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 17:00 to 10:00 h. Saturdays, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Address: Gibraltar, 14, 37008 Salamanca You can get there by: On foot: about 10 minutes from the city center Bus: lines 4 and 8, stop Pº. Rector Esperabé 29


Museo Würth La Rioja

A modernist treasure hidden in an industrial estate

  • The exhibition rooms are kept at a temperature of 21ºC for the good conservation of the works. So if you go in summer or on warm days, I recommend wearing a garment to warm you up a bit since the heat shock when entering can affect you.

  • If you want to take pictures, keep in mind that it is allowed as long as it is for private use and you do not use flash, tripod, or "selfie sticks".

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The history of the Würth Museum is a sample of the contribution of private initiative to the dissemination of culture. The Würth museums of the world have been built by the multinational company of the same name, in those countries where it has installed one of its factories.

  • The first Würth Museum opened to the public in 1991. Its headquarters were in the central building of the Würth company in Künzelsau, Germany. Its promoter, Reinhold Würth, believed that it was necessary to create synergy between work and culture. Based on this, his project consisted of building spaces for culture and industry in which all those related to the company, employees, clients and suppliers also related to the museum's visitors. Today there are 14 Würth cultural spaces in the world, most of which are at the company's headquarters. The Würth Collection brings together more than 18 thousand pieces, since it began in the 1960s.

  • The one at the Würth Museum in La Rioja was inaugurated in September 2007, the date on which Würth España, SA was created 30 years ago. The Würth complex is located in the El Sequero industrial estate in Agoncillo. Its construction began in 2003. The logistics center was completed in 2005 and two years later the social building was officially presented.

  • In addition to the exhibition of the works, the museum aims at research, conservation and education related to contemporary art and the Würth collection itself. The exhibits are made with the funds of the Würth collection, which contain works from the 20th and 21st centuries. The museum also offers a cultural and educational program for the whole public, open to different contemporary cultural manifestations.

  • The museum building follows the avant-garde architecture characteristic of Würth. The external part is made up of glass plates, which provides the large interior space with lots of light. The outdoor environment consists of a garden with a landscaped design in harmony with the building.

  • The museum has four floors and a roof terrace, among which are the exhibition rooms, an audiovisual room, an auditorium and a didactic classroom. It also has office space and a cafeteria-shop.

  • In 2004, the headquarters of Würth España, SA started its own collection to add to the Würth Collection, and include works by Spanish artists. Notable in this group are the works of Miquel Barceló, Jaume Plensa and Miquel Navarro. Also those of other artists such as Ana Soler, David Rodríguez Caballero, Xavier Mascaró and Blanca Muñoz, to name just a few. In the sculpture garden there are three works by Miquel Navarro and Richard Deacon. At the entrance of the museum there is a work by Darío Urzay and also a work by Manolo known as Lillie.

  • The museum is not very large, however its collection of works is very interesting and never disappoints.

  • FREE ENTRY (subsidized by Würth España SA) Free guided visits: Arranged from 10 people. Prior reservation is required. Tel. +34 941 010 410 Audio guides: € 1 per device. Check availability.

  • +34 941 010 410

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Museum, Store and Cafeteria Hours Monday: closed Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sundays: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Holidays and special days January 5, June 9 and 11, December 8: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 1, June 10, August 15: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. January 1 and 6, March 13 to April 19, September 21, October 12: closed December 7, 24, 25 and 31, 2020: closed Address: Pol. Ind. El Sequero Avda. Cameros pcls. 86, 88, 26150 Agoncillo You can get there by: Metropolitan Bus: Line M7 By car: AP-68, exit 13, Agoncillo / Pol. Ind. El Sequero. N-232, exit Pol. Ind. El Sequero


Museo Egipcio de Barcelona

The first Egyptian-themed museum created in Spain

  • Before your visit, you can download the guide map at the link:

  • Taking pictures without flash is allowed as long as they are for personal use.

  • The museum offers guided tours included with admission.

  • All rooms are connected by an elevator, so it is adapted for people with reduced mobility.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The Egyptian Museum of Barcelona has its origin in a private initiative by Jordi Clos Llombart, owner of a hotel chain. Due to his passion for Egyptian history and art, he owned a collection that he had built up privately. In 1992, he decided to hold an exhibition of 70 pieces from his collection at the Hotel Claris in Barcelona. In fact, this was the first permanent exhibition of its kind in Barcelona.

  • After the success of the exhibition, he decided to create the Clos Archaeological Foundation that same year. This is how, in charge of the foundation, in 1994, the museum was opened to the public in its first headquarters located on the Rambla. In this venue 300 pieces were exhibited, mostly of funerary and religious use. That same year, the exhibition "Tutankhamun, images of a treasure under the Egyptian desert" was opened, in collaboration with the Griffith Institute of the University of Oxford.

  • In no time, the museum headquarters grew small as the collection and visits grew rapidly. That is why in 2000, the museum moved to its current headquarters. The expansion of the exhibition rooms, allowed to triple the exhibited collection, which allowed to increase its variety. The new headquarters has two floors dedicated to the permanent collection of more than 1,000 pieces and another floor dedicated to temporary exhibitions.

  • Today the collection allows the public to learn about the life and customs of the fascinating Egyptian civilization. The collection has been grouped by theme. The topics presented are the following: The Pharaoh, related to the figure of the sovereign and his family environment. One of the pieces that stands out is "The statue of Pharaoh Ramses III". The Jewelry, houses a sample of necklaces, rings and other decorative pieces. Among them are “The head in gold of the god Osiris”. La Piedra y La Cerámica, in which stone vessels of various shapes are shown. They were used both for everyday life and for funeral acts.

  • Other sections of the collection are: Cosmetics and Eroticism, which contains samples of glasses, palettes and other artifacts to prepare cosmetics. One of the pieces that stand out is "A mirror with the representation of the gods Osiris, Isis and Nephthys". Funerary Beliefs and Practices, which contains pieces related to the practice of mummification. The piece of a Roman mummy called "Portraits of El Fayum" stands out. The Funeral Units, with samples of figures, glasses and amulets that were placed around the mummies.

  • The following sections complement the exhibition: The Chapel of Worship, here is a reproduction of a section of the Nakht chapel and a reconstruction of the Iny chapel.

  • The Worship in the Temples, in this section some parietal reliefs found in temples, votive figures and other instruments are exhibited. Gods of Egypt, samples of divinities can be found here, made with different manufacturing techniques.

  • In addition to the collection of pieces, the museum has a Library with thousands of documents, some of which date from the 16th century. Some of the collection works that stand out in the library are: a second complete edition of the Description de l'Égypte, testimony of the Napoleonic expedition carried out at the end of the 18th century through Egyptian lands. The work contains 42 volumes of texts and 11 volumes of plates with 837 engravings over one meter high. There are also pharaonic documents found during the expedition, studies on fauna, flora, mineralogy, among others.

  • The museum presents a small sample of ancient Egyptian art and history, which is always interesting to know.

  • General admission: € 12 Combined ticket Permanent collection and temporary exhibition. Includes audio guide (in 4 languages). Reduced admission: € 8.5 Students, unemployed, large and single-parent families, disabled people, people over 65 and young people between 15 and 18 years old. Includes audio guide (in 4 languages). Children between 6 and 14 years old: € 5 Free entry: under 5 years old. Guided visits: free, with entry to the permanent exhibition. Saturdays at 11:00 (Catalan) and at 17:00 (Spanish). Access code to the audio guide and digital content for Smartphones: € 2.

  • +34 934 880 188

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: From January 7 to June 21 and from September 12 to November 30: Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. From December 1 to January 5: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Closed: January 1 and 6, December 25 and 26. From June 25 to September 11: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Easter and holidays Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guided visits: Saturdays at 11:00. (Catalan) and at 5:00 p.m. (Spanish). Address: Carrer de València, 284, 08007 Barcelona.


Museo del Jurásico de Asturias

An incredible journey of 251 million years to the past

  • This museum is ideal to visit with the family.

  • Before your visit, you can download a handbook at the link:

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The Jurassic Museum of Asturias is located on the Dinosaur Coast. This area of the Asturian coast is so named since many remains of the giant extinct species that inhabited the region in the Jurassic Era have been found in its surroundings. The museum was opened to the public in 2004.

  • The design of the building was in charge of the architect Rufino García Uribelarrea. The exterior of the building is a representation of a three-toed footprint of a dinosaur. The roof is shaped like half spheres and is covered with copper. The idea is that over the years the copper acquires a greenish tone. In this way it will be more integrated into the landscape. Surrounding the building, there is a garden area in which replicas of dinosaurs have been arranged. There is also a children's play area and a cafeteria.

  • The interior of the building is formed by a wooden structure, which simulates a dinosaur rib. Each of the three sections of the structure corresponds to a period of the Mesozoic Era. The exhibition shows in a didactic way the evolution of the Earth until the arrival of man. The exhibition areas have been separated as: Pre-Mesozoic, Triassic, Jurassic, Asturian Jurassic and Cretaceous.

  • In the Pre-Mesozoic section, the period from the formation of the Earth to the culmination of the Paleozoic Era is depicted. Allusion is made to the first organisms on Earth and about fossils. A classification of vertebrate animals and their relationships with each other is also exposed.

  • In the area dedicated to the Triassic, the period of the appearance of the dinosaurs is covered. The biology of these giant reptiles is highlighted here. This is accomplished with reconstructions made from bones, fingerprints, eggs, and other samples. The representative of this area is the Plateosaurus. There is also a section dedicated to the Montral-Alcover deposits, in Tarragona.

  • The Jurassic section corresponds to the intermediate period of the Mesozoic era. In particular, this section focuses on the large sauropods and their characteristics. Teeth and claws of theropods are also shown, as well as the morphology of ornithopods. In other spaces the defensive elements of the thyrophores stand out.

  • In the center of the museum there is a skeleton of a Camarasaurus. Surrounding it, the ecosystem in which it lived is reproduced. There is also a space on the German deposits of Holzmaden.

  • A special area is dedicated to the Asturian Jurassic. The formations and fossils of the different ecosystems that existed in Asturias in the Jurassic period are shown here. The ichnite deposits of "The Coast of the Dinosaurs" also stand out.

  • In the Cretaceous section, information is provided on what the social behavior of dinosaurs was like. The extinction process of the dinosaurs is also highlighted. In the center of this section is a representation of a Tyrannosaurus Rex pair. There is also a representation of the Las Hoyas deposit in Cuenca.

  • The general concept of this museum is very good. Without being very large, the environment in which the building is located, the collection of exhibits and outdoor sculptures, form a unique and meaningful set.

  • The terrace on which the museum is located is an exceptional point to observe the coast of Asturias.

  • General: € 7.21 Reduced: € 4.75 (Groups from 20 people, children from 4 to 11 years old, large families, people with accredited disabilities, over 65 years old, Children up to 3 years old: free entry. All Wednesday free admission: withdraw online invitation to access the Museum (Cost of guided tour on free access day: € 1.76) Audio guide rental: € 1.76

  • +34 985 868 000

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: February, November and December Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, opening holidays and from December 5 to 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday, except December 7 and 8. Closed: December 24, 25 and 31 and from January 1 to 31. March, April, May, June, September and October Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, opening holidays and from April 9 to 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from March 13 to May 21, closed July and August Every day, from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Address: Rasa de San Telmo, s / n, 33328 Colunga, Asturias You can get there by: Regular line bus: the nearest stop is 1.50 km away. Intermediate stop between Llastres and Colunga.


Teatro-Museo Dalí

A peculiar display of art and genius

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The Dalí Theater Museum was opened to the public in 1974. It is located in the city of Figueres. The idea of locating the museum there came from Dalí himself, who wanted to leave a place dedicated to his work and in his memory in his hometown. It was also the last residence of the artist. The total design of the museum was the work of Dalí, who wanted visitors to be able to immerse themselves in his work to perceive it correctly.

  • For the construction of the museum, part of the old municipal theater of the city was reconditioned. This old theater almost totally destroyed by a fire that occurred during the Civil War. The tower of the building is known as Galatea, in honor of Dalí's wife and muse whom he called Gala. Also in the museum is the artist's own grave. It is located in a crypt under the dome of the building.

  • The tour inside the museum is done through 22 rooms. These rooms are distributed in 6 spaces made up of the central patio area and four floors. The following works stand out in these spaces: In the space dedicated to the patio, in the center of the museum, is the important work “Carro Naval. Rainy Cadillac ”and the Ernst Fuchs sculpture known as“ Queen Esther ”. The next space to visit is the stage. His most important work is the geodesic dome, which simulates a fly's eye.

  • On the ground floor, the works known as the “Soft Self-Portrait with Fried Bacon” and “Portrait of Pablo Picasso in the 21st Century” stand out, works made in the 1940s. Also on this floor is the Crypt of Dalí, with his tomb .

  • On the first floor is the Mae West Room. It contains a series of furniture and other elements shaped like parts of a woman's face. In the room there is a small viewpoint from which you can see the entire set of pieces as a separate work. Another of the impressive works in this space is on the ceiling. The work that covers it is called "Central plane of the roof of the Palacio del Viento".

  • The second floor is a small gallery that revolves around the patio. Here are only a few works by Dalí's painter friend, Antoni Pitxot. On the top floor, there are other works by Dalí, among which the one known as “Automatic start of a portrait of Gala” stands out. There is also a room with works by various artists admired by Dalí. At the exit of the museum, there is another permanent exhibition called Dalí-Jewels. It is an exhibition of almost 40 jewels that were designed by the artist.

  • This museum is a total expression of Dalí's style. A touch of madness, delirium and sensitivity come together in this exceptional place, which is not easy to understand by everyone who visits it.

  • Individual ticket: € 15 Reduced: € 11 (Students, pensioners, retirees) Free admission: Children up to 8 years old Groups (+25 PAX): € 10 with prior reservation. Single rate On-line: € 15 Single rate Groups (+25 PAX): € 11 with prior reservation. Theater-Museum by Night: single entry € 18 Theater-Museum by Night + guided tour: single entry € 23

  • +34 972 677 500

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Daytime opening From 01/01 to 02/28 and from 11/01 to 12/31: from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. From 03/01 to 03/31 and from 10/01 to 10/31: from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. From 04/01 to 09/30: from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Night opening From 08/01 to 08/30 from 10:00 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. Closed: January 1, December 25 and afternoon of December 24 Closed Mondays: from January 1 to February 29, from March 1 to June 30, from October 1 to December 28. Address: Plaça Gala i Salvador Dalí, 5, 17600 Figueres, Girona You can get there by: Bus: Gerona Airport Line - Figueres (SARFA) Perpignan Line - Figueres (EUROLINES) Vilafant-Figueres Line Barcelona and Maresme Line - Figueres (SAGALÉS)


El Capricho de Gaudí

A work that combines music, nature and architecture

  • If you are doing the Camino de Santiago through the North, stop in Comillas and visit this museum. In the town there is a hostel for pilgrims, hostels and campsites.

  • The visit can be done without problem, freely. For this, I recommend you request the materials that are provided to you at the entrance. The visit includes the entire monumental site, the gardens and the interior of the building.

  • Sometimes they conduct guided tours at no cost. They are subject to availability. You can request information at the email

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The Museum of El Capricho de Gaudí has a very peculiar history. Its original name was La Villa Quijano, although it was popularly known as El Capricho, due to its appearance. It was conceived as the summer home of Máximo Díaz de Quijano, who only enjoyed it for a short time since he died the same year it was completed.

  • Máximo Díaz de Quijano was one of the many Spanish emigrants who went to the Americas in search of better opportunities. He was a brother-in-law of the Marqués de Comillas, Antonio López y López, and like him, he had returned to Spain enriched after his business on the new continent. It was also through his son-in-law Eusebi Güell that he came into contact with Gaudí. As was the custom in those times, the holders of these fortunes from abroad used to display them by building large houses. This is how Díaz de Quijano hires Gaudí to design and build a summer house for him in the town of Comillas.

  • The modernist-style residence was built between 1883 and 1885. Its construction was directed by Gaudí's assistant, Cristóbal Cascante. In that same year, Gaudí was also building the famous Casa Vicen in Barcelona.

  • The exterior design of the building has oriental influences, evidenced in the tower-minaret. It is adorned with glazed pottery making stripes. Alluding to nature, he represented sunflowers and leaves all over the surface. It also contains many elements allusive to music.

  • The interior of the building was meticulously studied by Gaudí. Each of the rooms was located in a specific direction towards the sun, depending on their intended use. The bedroom and conservatory are south facing. The latter would absorb the heat received during the day and radiate it towards the general corridor of the house at night. Those rooms more suitable to be used in the afternoon, were oriented towards the west. The areas to be used in summer were in the northern part. The kitchen, pantries and storage rooms were in the semi-basement. The main floor used as the owner's residence and the upper part for the service.

  • Díaz de Quijano, was single and died shortly after the palace was finished, which was inherited by his sister. In 1914 his nephew renovated the house, after which the greenhouse was removed. He also changed the ceramic tiles. After the Civil War the building was abandoned.

  • In 1977, the house was sold to the businessman Antonio Díaz, from the hands of the last descendant of the family. In 1988, after a major renovation, the restaurant "El Capricho de Gaudí" was opened to the public. Although in 1992 it was acquired by a Japanese group, with the arrival of the economic crisis, it was finally closed.

  • This small palace is an interesting building. It has many details on the outside worth seeing. It is very well preserved and its guides are very competent.

  • General admission (over 14 years old): € 7 Child (Children 7 to 14 years old): € 3 Under 7 years: free admission Bonus (Retirees, people with accredited disabilities, students, large families, unemployed): € 5

  • +34 942 720 365

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: From November 1 to February 28 Monday to Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed: December: 24, 25 and 31 / January: 1 and 6 From March 1 to June 30 and in October Monday to Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. From July 1 to September 30 Monday to Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Address: Barrio Sobrellano, s / n, 39520 Comillas, Cantabria You can get there by: Car: You can come directly using the A-8 highway that connects Santander and Oviedo. Exit nº: 249 (Comillas). On the national highway, use the CA - 131 that connects San Vicente de la Barquera - Comillas Santillana del Mar and Suances. Parking areas: on the beach, in the Sobrellano Park or near the Sports Center. Bus: There is a daily bus line that connects Santander and Comillas.


Museo Nacional de Arte Romano

The treasures of the Roman city Emeritus Augusta

  • There are many works to see in the museum, so at least make sure you don't miss out on the highlights. Among them are: the sculpture of Ceres, the veiled Portrait of Augustus, the Mithraic Cronos, the mural paintings of Suárez Somonte street, the relief with the head of Jupiter Ammon, the whistle in the shape of a hen, the minted bronze coin in the city of Mérida, the bust of “La Gitana”. the Mosaic of the Aurigas.

  • I also recommend you visit the Crypt. Where the columnar patios and wall paintings stand out.

  • Photography and filming are allowed inside the Museum, without a flash or tripod. For personal use only.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The origin of the museum's collection dates back to the 16th century. At that time, the counts and dukes of La Roca began to form a private collection of ancient sculptures. Later, in the eighteenth century, two new collections were created, which were created in the Alcazaba of Mérida and in the Jesús Nazareno Convent. Thereafter, new archaeological discoveries were made that augmented the existing collections. This is how, already in the 19th century, a new headquarters became necessary to house the growing collection.

  • After the Spanish Confiscation process, the government ceded one of the expropriated properties of the church, with the idea of installing the collection there. It was the Church of Santa Clara. Thus, in 1838, the Archaeological Museum of Mérida, created by Royal order, began. In 1910, an inventory was carried out in which 557 pieces were identified.

  • In 1910, a research project and search for archaeological pieces began in the city of Mérida. The theater, the circus, the amphitheater and the necropolis among other buildings were intervened. As a result of the works, by 1929 the collection numbered more than 3000 items.

  • After the Civil War and after the periodic discovery of new pieces, a project was undertaken to create a new headquarters for the museum. In 1975, in celebration of the 2000 years of the city, the museum was given the rank of National Museum of Roman Art.

  • In 1979, the architect Rafael Moneo Vallés was awarded the design and construction of the new building, which was inaugurated in September 1986. The design of the building was intended to make the museum look like a Roman building. It has two main spaces connected by a bridge whose interior has large arches.

  • Today, the museum has the main headquarters and the former headquarters of the Church of Santa Clara. In the main building is the permanent collection of Roman pieces. It has areas for holding congresses, conferences and courses. The headquarters are also there. In the old headquarters the temporary collections of the Visigoth, medieval and modern times are kept.

  • The visit to this museum is very pleasant. The building is a magnificent work, the exhibits are well cataloged and located. The pieces in the collection are an excellent sample of the Roman art of the region.

  • General admission € 3. Reduced ticket € 1.50. Visitors with reduced admission: Groups of 8 or more people, upon request 15 days in advance. Cultural volunteering. Free visit days From 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday morning, April 18 (International Day of Monuments and Sites) May 18 (International Museum Day) October 12 (National Holiday of Spain) December 6 (Spanish Constitution Day) Visitors with free admission: Under 18 years old Over 65 years old Disabled Pensioners Young card holders Students between 18 and 25 years old Unemployed

  • +34 924 311 690

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: From October 1 to March 31: Tuesday to Saturday from 09:30 to 18:30. From April 1 to September 30: Tuesday to Saturday from 09:30 to 20:00. Sundays and holidays: from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (all year) Closed: Every Monday of the year January 1 and 6, May 1, December 24, 25 and 31 2 local holidays (Shrove Tuesday and December 10) Address: Calle José R Mélida, s / n , 06800 Mérida, Badajoz You can get there by: On foot: next to the monumental enclosure where the Roman Theater and Amphitheater are located. By car: public parking nearby, on Calle Cabo Verde. 500 m. walk from the museum. Train: Mérida station 9 minutes walk. It is recommended to walk through C / Cervantes and then through C / José Ramón Mélida.


Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes

The story behind the mystery of the birth of Cervantes

  • Taking photos for personal use, without flash or tripod, is allowed.

  • It is accessible for people with reduced mobility, as there is a lift to access the upper floors.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The location of the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, was questioned for many years. Even the date of your birth is too. It is said that he was born in late September 1547, the day of San Miguel. However, the only thing that is certain is that he was baptized on October 9 in the church of Santa María, of whose structure not much remains today.

  • Between 1948 and 1958, the writer and journalist Luis Astrana Marín published a biography known as "Exemplary and heroic life of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra." It had seven volumes. After his magnificent research, the author was able to define the location of Cervantes' birthplace. It was a house located in the center of Alcalá de Henares, which belonged to an aunt of Cervantes. In them he lived until his transfer to Valladolid in 1551.

  • By virtue of the discovery made by Astrana Marín, in 1954, the City Council acquired the farm where the old house was located, with the idea of building the Cervantes museum. The museum was inaugurated in 1956, for which the original estate was rebuilt. A garden was added and a new access area was created.

  • In 1985, the house-museum was transferred to the Community of Madrid by Royal Decree. The most recent renovation of the same was carried out between the years 1997 and 2003.

  • The building has two floors, which are around a central patio. On the ground floor are the social rooms of the residence, as well as the patient care room for Cervantes's father. On the upper floor are the bedrooms and three showrooms.

  • The museum also offers other complementary activities. There are workshops, thematic visits, shows and conferences, among others. It also has a bibliographic collection of Cervantes editions.

  • A visit to this house-museum takes you back to the 16th century. It is a good recreation of a residence from that time. It has a magnificent collection of Baroque and Renaissance style furniture.

  • Free entrance

  • +34 918 899 654

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, from opening until 2:00 p.m., reserved for people over 60 years old. Closed on Mondays and on January 1 and 6, May 1 and December 24, 25 and 31. The schedule may be altered due to the celebration of extraordinary activities. Address: Calle Mayor, 48, 28801 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid You can get there by: Train: Lines: C-1, C-2 and C7A. Alcala de Henares Station, 13 minutes walk from the museum. Bus: Line 223, stop Alcalá - Vía Complutense. By car: Parking Pico del Obispo (C / Cardenal Sandoval y Rojas. Access through Puerta de Madrid).


Museo Marítimo de Barcelona

A sample of the maritime heritage of the region

  • When you visit this museum, you will be very close to La Montaña de Montjüic. Take the opportunity to visit the viewpoint and some of the other tourist spots found there.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The headquarters of the Maritime Museum is in the Las Atarazanas Reales building. Originally known as Las Drassanes, it is a Gothic-style building that was built in two phases, between 1283 and 1390.

  • The building was built by order of Pedro II the Great. Its purpose was to serve as an extra-wall enclosure, for the construction of commercial and military ships. Galleys for the slave trade were also built there. One of the ships that stood out for its construction was the Royal Galley. Built in 1968, it was used in 1571 during the Battle of Lepanto. There is a reproduction of part of the ship in the museum.

  • Despite the fact that the building was also used for the manufacture of weapons and artillery, in 1935 the army ceded the entire plant to the city. Towards the end of 1936, the space for an incipient Maritime Museum was opened in the building. The initial collection of the museum came from the Nautical School of Barcelona. It was a collection of models and instruments, which had accumulated since the founding of the school in 1769.

  • The opening of the museum was delayed until the beginning of 1941, due to the Spanish civil war. Some pieces were transferred to the town of Seva to protect them. A renovation of the building was also necessary. Today only two of its towers remain, some parts of the wall and the Drassana portal.

  • In 2006, the Foundation to support the Maritime Museum and Drassanes Reials was created. The museum was open to private participation and collaboration and organized civil society. Also from some public entities. The purpose of the foundation is to promote, defend and expand the heritage of the Barcelona Maritime Museum. Equally to the conservation of the set of buildings of cultural interest that make up the Drassanes Reials.

  • The museum's current collection contains reconstructions of historic ships, as well as vessels of different sizes. You can also see a steam engine, logbooks, navigation instruments and other implements and documents.

  • A peculiar museum, very educational, with fantastic warehouses and an exceptional location, at the foot of the famous Montjuïc.

  • Museum Ticket + Visit to the Santa Eulàlia Pailebote: General € 10 / Reduced € 5 / Groups € 8 Pailebote Santa Eulàlia: General € 3 / Reduced € 1 / Groups € 1 Exhibitions in the lobby and Mirador Space: free entry. Free Entrance to the Museum and its Boats: Under 17 years old. May 18, International Museum Day. On September 24, the feast of La Merced. The Night of the Museums and other open days that are established. Sundays from 3:00 p.m. Reduced Ticket: Students under 25 of any nationality, unemployed, over 65, people with a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.

  • +34 933 429 920

  • 2 h - 4 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sundays from 3:00 p.m., free entry. December 24 and 31: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed: December 25 and 26, and January 1 and 6. Pailebote Santa Eulàlia: From March 31: Tuesday to Friday, Sundays and holidays, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays not holidays, closed. From October 27: Tuesday to Friday, Sundays and holidays, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays not holidays, closed. The kayak is not accessible to people in wheelchairs. Address: Av. De les Drassanes, s / n, 08001 Barcelona.


Casa de las Ciencias

A fun way to learn science

  • This museum is ideal for families. It is fully interactive, so it is ideal for children and adults to actively participate during the visit.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The House of Sciences is located in the Santa Margarita Park, in A Coruña. Its creation dates from 1983, but it was opened to the public in mid-1985. It is part of the group of three scientific museums in the region. The other two museums are: the Domus, dedicated to learning about human beings, and the Aquarium Finisterrae, dedicated to learning about the marine world.

  • The museum's mission is to disseminate knowledge about science and technology. For this, it has interactive exhibitions to teach through practical experiences.

  • The museum building is an old palace, with an octagonal floor plan. The portico of the building dates from the 1950s. The available exhibition area is 1,000m². The plants are joined through a central staircase, shaped like a helix. The exhibits are spread over three floors, each of which addresses a central theme.

  • On the ground floor there is a huge Foucault Pendulum as the main character. There is also a photographic exhibition called Solarigrafías. It is a composition of images related to the Sun. On the first floor, through various interactive modules, one experiments with the natural science of physics.

  • The second floor contains an exhibition called Puro Swing. You will find here the interactive modules to experiment with the pendulums and their movements. The third floor houses an exhibition on astronomy and the way the media make it known. It ranges from exploring the Solar System to space travel. In the dome of the building, is the Planetarium.

  • In the area outside the museum, the Fuente de la Bola is located. It is a solid sphere almost one meter in diameter and weighing 1.5 tons. With this immense experiment you learn about pressure. Also, in 2005, an apple tree was planted in front of the museum, alluding to Isaac Newton's experiment. This apple tree is of the same variety as the one in the birth house where the famous physicist was born.

  • Visiting this museum is an entertaining experience. It helps you understand various scientific theories in a fun and practical way.

  • General: € 2 / Reduced: € 1 Planetarium: € 2 / Reduced: € 1 Reduced: Under 16s, over 65s, unemployed, members of large families, Free admission: People with disabilities and under 4s. Local holidays of the City Council of A Coruña (February 25 and October 7, 2020). Science in the Street Day (May 9, 2020). Museum Day (May 18, 2020). Science Week (November 9-15, 2020).

  • +34 981 189 844

  • 30 min - 1 h

    Visits usually last 1 hour. Planetarium programs last between 30 and 50 minutes.

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: January and February: Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. March to June: Monday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. July and August: Monday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. September to December: Monday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. December 24 and 31: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Closed: January 1 and 6 and December 25 Address: Parque de Santa Margarita s / n, 15005 A Coruña You can get there by: Bus: Lines 6, 6A and 20, stops 234 and 235 / Line 12, stop 79 / Line 22 , stop 217


Museu Picasso de Barcelona

The largest collection of works by the outstanding artist

  • Ticket sales may end before closing if tickets sell out. I recommend that you buy them in advance to avoid mishaps.

  • Pictures and videos can be taken in the showrooms, without flash or tripods. For personal use only.

  • It is not allowed to enter the exhibition rooms with backpacks, suitcases or bags larger than 30 × 30 cm, umbrellas, drinks, food or pets.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The Picasso Museum in Barcelona opened to the public in 1963, in the Aguilar Palace. Its opening was for the artist the fulfillment of a wish, as it was for him a way of thanking the city in which he lived since he was young. The creation of the museum was also favored by society's approach to Picasso. At the same time, it was an opportunity for the City Council to improve the Ribera neighborhood.

  • The initial collection of the museum was made up mostly of the works of Picasso owned by his friend Jaume Sabartés. In fact, the museum was originally called the Sabartés Collection, due to Picasso's political differences with the government of that time. Several works from the city's Art Museums were also included in the collection. Today, the permanent collection is made up of more than 4,200 works. They cover Picasso's formative stage, with the main emphasis on his blue period.

  • Due to the success of the museum and the increase in the collection, it was necessary to expand the museum on several occasions. Today it occupies a total of five Gothic-style palaces, on Montcada street. The first to be occupied was the Aguilar Palace. It dates from the 13th century and was remodeled between the 15th and 18th centuries. It was owned by the Court of Aragon and a bourgeois family, before becoming the property of Berenguer de Aguilar. The Barcelona City Council bought it in 1953.

  • The next Palace is that of the Baron de Castellet. It dates from the 13th century, although it was remodeled in the 18th century. It belonged to various bourgeois and aristocratic families. In 1797, its owner was Mariano Alegre de Aparici i de Amat, who received the noble title of Baron de Castellet, hence the name by which the palace is known. A 16th century religious relief stands out on its façade. When the baron died, he transferred himself to the Hospital de la Santa Cruz. It was rented out to various tenants and later sold. Finally, the City Council acquired it in the 1950s.

  • In early 1982, the Mecca Palace was included in the museum. It was built between the 13th and 14th centuries and remodeled in the 18th century. Like the other palaces of the time, it is built around the central courtyard. , according to the model of the time. The decorated ceilings from the 19th century and the coffered ceilings on the main floor from the 13th century stand out. After belonging to several families, in 1901 it was donated, and the Montepío de Santa Madrona was installed there. In 1977, the owner bank gave it to the City Council.

  • In 1999, the Picasso museum acquired the Casa Mauri. Although its construction date is from the 18th century, its structures date from Roman times. One of its most prominent areas is the wooden latticework on the façade, typical of the 18th century. The building had various owners and uses. Before being acquired by the museum, it had been owned by the Mauri confectioneries since 1943, hence the name by which it is known.

  • The last of the buildings that make up the museum is the Finestres Palace. Its bases are from the 13th century and belonged to a Roman necropolis. It belonged to several families until in 1970 it was acquired by the owner of Casa Mauri. He used it as an annex to his house and for the City Hall. The arcades on the ground floor and the roof on the upper floor stand out in the building. As part of the museum, temporary exhibitions are on display.

  • In 2011 the museum inaugurated the Center for Knowledge and Research. With a new building designed by the architect Jordi Garcés, it was created as a space for discussion and artistic knowledge. The facade of the building is made of glass. On the ground floor it houses the pedagogical center. On the first floor the library and archives. In the basement are the internal service areas.

  • The collection on display is very wide. It focuses on the artist's works when he was young and during his training, so you won't see his most famous works here. However, it is a great collection and the houses in which the museum is located are beautiful and well lit.

  • General admission: € 12 Reduced price: € 7 People aged 18 to 25 and 65 and over, university students. Free admission: Under 18s Thursday afternoon from 5:00 p.m. The first Sunday of each month Open days: February 12, May 17 and September 24 Guided tours: € 6

  • +34 932 563 000

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Including holidays, except Monday holidays) Closed: Monday (Including Monday holidays) January 1, May 1, June 24, December 25 Reduced: January 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. December 24 and 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guided visits to the Collection and Castilian Palaces: Sundays at 12:30 pm. Catalan: Sundays at 12:45 p.m. Address: Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona You can get there by: Metro: Lines L4, Jaume I and L1 station, Arc de Triomf station Bus: Lines 120, 45, V15, V17, stop Via Laietana Lines 39, 51, H14 , Passeig Picasso stop Lines H14, 45, 51, Pla de Palau stop Line 120, Princesa stop


Museo del Greco

The only museum in Spain dedicated to the figure of El Greco

  • If you want to obtain a map before your visit, download it at the link:

  • Photographs are allowed inside the museum without a flash or tripod and for personal use only.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The origin of the Museo del Greco dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. Two events led to the creation of the museum years later in the city of Toledo. The first event was in 1902, when the Queen Regent authorized the holding of an exhibition on El Greco, on the occasion of the coronation of Alfonso XIII. The exhibition would be held at the National Museum of Painting and Sculpture and included works by El Greco. The Queen indicated that it was time to rehabilitate the figure of the painter.

  • The second event that occurred was in 1905, when the Marqués de la Vega-Inclán acquired several houses in ruins in Toledo. His intention was to participate in the recovery of the city's appearance in the 16th century. At the same time do a recreation of El Greco's house. The original house in which El Greco lived was on a plot close to the houses that the Marquis bought.

  • In 1910, the offer of the Marqués de la Vega-Inclán that the building be used as a museum for the works of El Greco was approved. It was even indicated that it would later be transformed into a Museum of Spanish Art. Finally, the museum is opened to the public in the middle of the year 1911.

  • Several reforms were made to the building throughout the 20th century. The first in 1921, later there was one in 1950, 1960 and 1990. In the latter a new structure was developed for the museum, although it was not enough so another remodeling was needed later.

  • An intense renovation was carried out between 2006 and 2011. During this time, some of the works were exhibited in other cities on an itinerant basis. The work "View and plan of Toledo" was kept in the Prado Museum due to its fragility. The new renovation made the space more visitor-friendly and also opened a special area for the work of Luis Tristán, a disciple of El Greco. The name of Casa-Museo was also changed to Museo del Greco.

  • Today, the museum's function is to spread the figure of the famous Mannerist painter, as well as his influence on contemporary painters. Additionally, create a new link between the museum space and the Toledo community itself.

  • The museum's collection contains a sample of the artist's work from the 16th and 17th centuries. There are 13 works from his late period. Those known as the Apostolate, the View and plan of Toledo and the Tears of San Pedro. It also includes paintings by other artists of the same artistic trend, as well as other pieces, furniture and textiles.

  • With museum-atmosphere style, you can enjoy here a collection of works by El Greco and his students. The garden area is very nice. The museum is easy to navigate as it is small.

  • General free admission from July 9 to 31 General admission: € 3 Reduced rate: € 1.5 Free admission: Under 18 and over 65, students between 18 and 25 years old, people with disabilities, unemployed, large families. Days: Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. and Sundays. April 18 (International Day of Monuments and Sites), May 18 (International Museum Day), October 12 (National Holiday of Spain), December 6 (Spanish Constitution Day) Free guided tours included with the entry. No reservation is necessary, be at the box office during the available hours. Limited capacity.

  • +34 925 990 982

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Open from Tuesday to Saturday From March 1 to October 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. From November 1 to February 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays and holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed: Monday, January 1 and 6, May 1, December 24, 25 and 31 and local holidays Guided tours from Tuesday to Friday at 11:00 and 12:30. Address: Paseo Tránsito, s / n, 45002 Toledo You can get there by: Bus: from Toledo on regular lines to the historic center. From the bus station: line 5, Zocodover stop or line 12, Judería stop. From the train station (AVE): lines 5, 6.1 and 6.2


Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

Exceptional art gallery that is part of the Triangulo del Ar

  • If you decide to see the museum on your own, I recommend that you follow the route suggested in the museum's indications. That way you will see the works chronologically.

  • If you go in summer, stop by the restaurant terrace. The views of the city from there are very nice.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The Thyssen-Bornemisza museum has its origin in the collection of the Dutch family of the same name, who are fond of art. As a result of the profits generated by their companies, the wealthy Thyssen-Bornemisza family, formed a large collection of works since the 1920s. After marrying the Spanish Carmen Cervera, Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, promoted the creation of the museum, in conjunction with the government.

  • In 1992, the museum opened its doors to the public, in the Villahermosa Palace, which was acquired by the family and renovated for this purpose. The headquarters building dates from the 18th century, although it was renovated by its owners in 1805 in a neoclassical style. Until 1856, it had various uses. For a few years it was for residential use, but in the 1840s and 1850s it had cultural utility. After its acquisition by a bank, in 1973, the building was drastically remodeled to place offices inside. In 1980, after the bank failed, the building passed into the hands of the State. Sometimes it was used for temporary exhibitions at the Prado Museum.

  • The museum's collection consisted of the private family collection, which contained paintings in ancient, modern, and contemporary styles. In 1993, the collection of 775 works was acquired by the State, thus becoming its patrimony. In 2004, another collection was created for the museum, a product of the family's new acquisitions. It was called the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza collection. To house the new collection, two buildings adjoining the museum were acquired. As part of their renovation, they were connected to the museum at an angle.

  • Today the museum contains 48 rooms, which are distributed over three floors. The permanent collection includes works by artists such as Van Eyck, Titian, El Greco, Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Picasso, Kandinsky, Dalí, Rothko, just to name a few. In general, it contains works of Western painting from the 13th to the 20th centuries.

  • Due to its proximity, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum together with the Prado and the Reina Sofía Art Center make up the well-known “Triangle of Art” in Madrid.

  • Due to its size, this museum is more comfortable to visit than other large museums in Madrid. Not for this reason, his collection is less interesting, as it has a very varied sample of good works.

  • Single individual ticket: valid for visiting the entire museum on the same day, including temporary exhibitions. General: € 13 Reduced: € 9 (Students, over 65s, large families. Free: Under 18s, unemployed, person with a disability greater than 33%. Mondays, from 12:00 to 16:00 h.

  • +34 627 361 052

  • 2 h - 4 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday: from 12:00 to 16:00. Tuesday to Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. From June 9 to August 29, the museum extends its hours On December 24 and 31: from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed: January 1, May 1 and December 25 Address: Paseo del Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid You can get there by: Metro: line 2, Banco de España station Train: Atocha and Recoletos stations Bus: lines 001, 10, 14, 26, 27, 32, 34, 37, 45. Car: Closest car park in Las Cortes


Casa Museo Gaudí

Gaudí's residence from 1906 to 1925

  • If you visit the Gaudí House Museum, don't miss the opportunity to visit the fabulous Park Güell.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The history of the Gaudí House-Museum dates back to the end of the 19th century. At that time, the Catalan businessman known as Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, proposed to build an urbanization for the bourgeois families of Barcelona. To carry out his project, he commissioned the artist Antonio Gaudí.

  • The urban planning would be located on the Can Muntaner de Dalt estate. On this land there was an old house owned by Güell. The urban planning project would be made up of 60 houses. In the early 1900s, two houses were built. The first was the home of Dr. Trias i Domènech, which was designed by Juli Batllevell. The second home was built to show potential buyers. Its design was the work of Gaudí's collaborator, Francesc Berenguer. The architectural project was signed by Gaudí, since Berenguer was not a qualified architect. After failing to sell the houses, the project finally came to a halt in 1914.

  • In 1906, Gaudí himself bought the second house as a residence, while he was in charge of the project. The first years he lived there with his father and niece. After the death of both, he lived alone until at the end of 1925, he moved to the workshop he had in the Church of the Holy Family. Just a few months later, he passed away.

  • In the artist's will, he donated the house to the construction board of the Sagrada Familia. Later it was sold to a couple admiring Gaudí. In 1960, the Association of Friends of Gaudí promoted the idea of buying the house to create a museum. Thus, three years later, the museum was inaugurated. Since 1992, the museum is run by the Foundation of the construction board.

  • The Foundation aims to spread knowledge about the life and work of the artist. To do this, the house has recreated the time when Gaudí lived there, with furniture and objects designed by him. The ground floor and the first floor contain the collection on display. On the second floor is the Enric Casanelles Library, which can only be accessed by appointment.

  • From the outside of the house, a pointed tower stands out, as well as two chimneys. These three elements are covered with the typical ceramic mosaic of Gaudí's works. The walls are pink.

  • The museum gives the opportunity to learn more about the history of Gaudí. The furniture and objects that the rooms contain, keep their memory alive. The exterior is also a great work in the style of the artist.

  • Adult ticket: € 5.5 Reduced ticket: € 4.5 (Retirees, under 30s, students) Free (under 11, disabled + 1 companion)

  • +34 932 193 811

  • 15 min - 30 min

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: October to March: 10:00 to 18:00. From April to September: from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. December 25 and 26 and January 1 and 6: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Address: Park Güell, Ctra. Del Carmel, 23A, 08013 Barcelona You can get there by: Metro: line L3, Lesseps station. Bus: lines 24 and V19 (entrance by Carmel ctra.) / Lines D40 and H6 (entrance by c / d'Olot) / line 116 Bus del Barri (entrance by c / d'Olot)


Casa-Museo de Lope de Vega

A seventeenth-century house in the Letras district of Madrid

  • Access to the museum is through guided group tours, so it is necessary to book in advance. In addition, the capacity is limited. To reserve you have to call 914 29 92 16 or write an email to

  • Photography and recording for personal use with mobile devices, without flash and without tripod is allowed.

  • Access to the upper floors is impossible for people with reduced mobility. This is due to the architectural characteristics of this 17th century house.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The Lope de Vega House Museum is located in the Barrio de las Letras, in the center of Madrid. It was inaugurated in 1935, three hundred years after the author's death. In that same year it was also declared an artistic historical monument.

  • The history of the house dates back to 1578, when it was built. However, it was in 1610 when Lope de Vega himself bought it as a residence. At the time of its construction, although it was located outside the center of the town, the area was frequently visited by writers and actors.

  • Lope de Vega lived in the house until 1635, the year he died. His house witnessed several of his great literary works and also his sorrows. During those 25 years, he lost his son and his first and second wives.

  • The house was inherited by Feliciana, daughter of Lope de Vega and years later to her grandson Luis Antonio de Usátegui. In 1674 it was sold to Mariana Romero, a comedy actress of the time. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the house had several owners and various transformations were made. Finally, in 1931, Doña Antonia García, the owner of the house at that time, constituted a foundation and appointed the Royal Spanish Academy as its patron. He also pointed out that the creation of the Lope de Vega Museum in the house was necessary.

  • During the restoration of the house for its conversion to a museum, some parts of the original house that had been removed in previous renovations were found. An example of this were some granite jambs and the inscription on the lintel of the main door, which was found among the filling materials of the well. In years after its inauguration, an extension was made and the facade was renewed.

  • The interior of the museum is distributed over three floors. The ground floor, through which you enter the orchard and the garden, in which the old well has been preserved. On the first floor is the writer's studio. You can see a portrait of Lope, made by Eugenio Cajés around 1627. There are also an oratory, the bedrooms, the kitchen and the dining room on this floor. On the top floor there are rooms dedicated to guests and service.

  • The house has been equipped with furniture, furnishings and paintings related to Lope de Vega and the time in which he lived there. Some of the furniture even belonged to him, as they were recovered from the convent to which one of his daughters had donated them. Among the paintings that adorn the house are some that have been loaned by the Prado Museum. As for bibliographic documents, the books in the house are property of the National Library.

  • A visit to this small museum brings you closer to the life of the great writer. The house is excellently preserved and the guides' attention is very pleasant.

  • Free entry to the museum and all its activities.

  • +34 914 299 216

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays, January 1 and 6, May 1, November 9 and December 24, 25 and 31. Visits start every half hour. The last visit is at 5:00 p.m. They are also done in English, Italian and French. On Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., it is reserved for people over 60 years old Address: Calle de Cervantes, 11, 28014 Madrid You can get there by: Metro: Line 1, Antón station Martín / lines 1, 2 and 3, Sol Cercanías station: Puerta del Sol station Bus: lines 002, 6, 10, 14, 26, 27, 32, 34, 37, 45, M1


Archivo de Indias

Testimony of the trips to the overseas colonies

  • Eventually temporary exhibitions are also held at the Archive. Several of the precious documents are exposed to the public. If any of these exhibitions are in development, don't miss it.

  • If you have the opportunity, visit the roof of the building. It has beautiful views of the Plaza del Triunfo and the Cathedral.

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The General Archive of the Indies of Seville is located in the Casa Lonja de Mercaderes. This building was built in 1598 as a center for the city's merchants. It was used as the headquarters of the archives since 1785 by order of Carlos III.

  • The name "Indias" was given by the conviction of Columbus that he was going to the Indies on his expedition of 1492.

  • The main function of the new headquarters was to group all the existing documentation from the Spanish colonies. Until that moment, the documents were distributed in three offices, located in Seville, Cádiz and Simancas. The archive collection has around 8,000 maps and 43,000 original documents.

  • The building has a square plan, two floors and a central courtyard. Upon entering the building is the Jardin de la Lonja. In the center, a fountain decorated with dolphins and lion statues. In the lobby, there are paintings by Hernán Cortés and Cristóbal Colón. A marble staircase leads to the lobby on the next floor. There are three paintings of royalty there. Queen Elizabeth II and the kings Fernando VII and Carlos IV.

  • The headquarters has several rooms, in them there are shelves, vaults and travel souvenirs. The storytelling is also supported by audiovisual material. You can see a collection of pieces of indigenous art from the Americas and Japan.

  • In 2005, a building recovery project was completed and an extension was carried out. In order not to modify the original structure, a tunnel was made through the basement to connect to an old grain warehouse that faced the south facade. After its adaptation, this new space has been used for administrative and research functions.

  • A charming building on the outside and impressive on the inside. The historical load of his collection is exceptional. It allows you to learn more about the trips to the old Spanish territories around the world.

  • Free entrance

  • +34 954 500 528

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Address: Av. De la Constitución, s / n, 41004 Seville You can get there by: On foot: in the heart of the city, in front of the Cathedral Tram: T1, Archivo de Indias stop


Museo de la Evolución Humana

An incredible journey through human evolution

  • Visiting this museum is a perfect complement to the visit to the Atapuerca site, so I recommend that if you have the opportunity, you visit both.

  • If you visit the museum with children, I recommend you download a map and Marco Topo's application at the following link:

  • To visit the Atapuerca sites, it is necessary to book in advance by calling 947 421 000 and 947 421 811 or writing to

  • The sites are reached by bus and the visit is guided.

  • The full name of the MEH is the Museum of Human Evolution, it is located in the city of Burgos. In addition to being part of the network of regional museums in Castilla y León, it is the central point of the Complex of Human Evolution. The other two institutions that make up the complex are: the National Center for Human Research and the Evolución Burgos Forum, also known as the Palacio de Congresos y Auditorio.

  • The museum was opened to the public in mid-2010, with the aim of complementing the Research project of the Sierra de Atapuerca Sites, making known the origin and evolution of man through the remains found. More than 200 original elements found in the Sierra de Atapuerca are exhibited in the museum.

  • The design of the building was at the hands of the architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg. It was built on the site of the old Convent of San Pablo. With the idea of representing the Sierra de Atapuerca, access to the museum is through a ramp with a 5 m drop from the street. The land is surrounded by native vegetation of the Sierra and reaches the Arlanzón River. The structure of the building is that of a prism with glass walls, which offers a lot of light inside. It is about 30 m high, 60 m wide and 90 m deep.

  • The interior of the building is divided into 4 floors, in which the temporary exhibition and workshop rooms are arranged, as well as an assembly hall. To simulate the appearance of the deposits in the Sierra, in the entrance area of the building there are four inclined vegetal spaces and some corridors that represent the trench of the mining railway that brought to light the remains of the caves.

  • The following items and collections stand out in the exhibition: Fossils of HOMO ANTECESSOR dating from about 850,000 years ago. The Gallery of the Hominids, with realistic reproductions of 10 ancestors of man. A hand ax, which refers to the knowledge of that ancient species. A sample of the ecosystems of the Sierra de Atapuerca. The excavation and laboratory area. The original fossils of Homo heidelbergensis. The section dedicated to the theory of the community of descent and natural selection of Charles Darwin.

  • It is a very comprehensive museum on human evolution. It is very illustrative and complements its collection with interactive media. It offers an interesting cultural learning in a pleasant and comfortable way.

  • General Ticket: € 6 Reduced Ticket € 4 (Students with a card, groups of more than 8 people, young people from 8 to 18 years old, Large families, pilgrims). Free admission: Under 8 years old, over 65 years old and pensioners, unemployed, people with functional disabilities. Wednesday afternoon and Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 p.m. Archaeological Site Entry: General Entry: € 6 Reduced Entry (with ID): € 5 Free Entry: Children under 8 years old, people with disabilities, unemployed Carex Entry (Experimental Archeology Center) General Entry: € 5 Reduced Entry (with ID): € 4 Students with a card, concerted groups, young people from 8 to 18 years old, large families, pilgrims and the unemployed Free Entry: Children under 8 years old, people with disabilities.

  • +34 947 421 000

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays Address: Paseo Sierra de Atapuerca, s / n, 09002 Burgos You can get there by: Car: Museum parking, for a fee. Entrance through Burgense Street, 10. Bus: Burgos Bus Station 300 meters from the Museum.


Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

A traditional museum with an interesting collection

  • If you visit the museum with children, I recommend you download a map and Marco Topo's application at the following link:

  • For more information on museum activities, you can access the link

  • The origin of the museum dates back to 1771, when it was created under the name of Royal Cabinet of Natural History. Its creation is due to the then King Carlos III. The collection with which it was founded came from the private collection of Pedro Franco Dávila and also from his library, who gave them to the Spanish crown.

  • Over the next several years, the museum was renamed four times. In 1815, the Cabinet was renamed the Royal Museum of Natural Sciences and the Royal Botanical Garden, Chemistry Laboratory, Mineralogy Study and Astronomical Observatory were also attached to it. In 1847 it was called the Museum of Natural History. In 1857 it was named the Museum of Natural Sciences of Madrid. It finally adopted its current name in 1913 by Royal Order.

  • The headquarters of the museum is the Palace of Arts and Industry in Madrid. Its construction began in 1882, by the architect Fernando de la Torriente. After his death, the works were continued by the architect Emilio Boix y Merino, in 1886. The building has a brick and iron structure, decorated with ceramic motifs, which today are almost disappeared.

  • The museum's original collection contained thousands of pieces of minerals, plant and animal species, as well as utensils and weapons from various cultures. The collection was expanded after hosting more recent materials, the result of research by the institution. Among them, the elements found for the description of new species stand out. Today the collection numbers more than 6 million items.

  • Regarding the distribution of the permanent exhibitions, they have been divided into three sections. The Natural History section is dedicated to biological evolution, man and his environment. The section of the Mediterranean Sea that covers its biological, ecological and cultural aspects. Finally, the section reproduces the old Royal Cabinet of Natural History.

  • Some of the most outstanding specimens in the collection are: a specimen of an extinct genus of placental mammals donated by Argentina in 1789 and known as Megaterio. A replica of a late Jurassic dinosaur known as the Diplodocus, offered as a gift by American Andrew Carnegie. The models prepared by the taxidermists Luis and José María Benedito, at the beginning of the 20th century.

  • The museum currently has specialized departments in the areas of biogeography, global change, biodiversity, evolutionary biology, environmental biology, evolutionary ecology, geology, paleobiology. Additionally, it offers documentation, library and archive services, as well as a media library and the holding of educational workshops.

  • It is an interesting museum, as it contains many specimens of different animals, as well as minerals. It is a traditional museum, because it does not have the interactive tools of the most modern. However, it is well distributed and has written identifications of the specimens.

  • Entrance to the museum: € 5 (special rate during the months of June, July and August) Reduced admission: € 3.5 (Students, unemployed, children from 4 to 16 years old). Free tickets: Large families, under 4 years old, over 65 years old

  • +34 914 111 328

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hours from 10:00 to 11:00 h. It is reserved for people over 60 and people with disabilities. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays (except holidays). Closed on January 1 and 6, May 1 and December 25. On December 24 and 31, the museum will remain open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Address: Calle de José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2, 28006 Madrid You can arrive by: By bus: Lines: 7, 12, 14, 27, 40, 45, 147 and 150 By Metro: Gregorio Marañón, Nuevos Ministerios, República Argentina and Ríos stations Roses By train: Nuevos Ministerios station


Museo Arqueológico Nacional

A collection of Treasures from the Iberian Peninsula

  • The museum has many interesting collections. Do not miss those of Roman Hispania, Muslim, Medieval and Iberian.

  • Downloading the audible guide at the start of your tour will make better use of it.

  • If you want to know in detail information about schedules or special activities in the museum, you can find it at the following link:

  • In the second half of the 19th century, there was a trend in Europe towards the creation of national museums dedicated to exposing the traces of each country's past to the public. Following that line, in 1867, Queen Elizabeth II founded the National Archaeological Museum. The creation of the museum made it possible to group in this new institution all the collections dedicated to archeology, which until now had been dispersed throughout the country.

  • The project got a good boost thanks to the advances in archeology at that time. Also due to the need to keep safe the cultural heritage that was being threatened by wars and confiscation procedures.

  • The seat assigned to the museum was the National Library and Museums Palace. However, despite the fact that the building was designed in 1860, it required three additional projects for its construction which was finally completed in 1892. For this reason, from the foundation of the museum to the completion of the building, its temporary headquarters was the Casino de la Reina.

  • At the beginning of the 21st century, the need for a museum renovation was raised. Thus, between 2008 and 2014, an intense reform of the building was carried out. After this renovation, the spaces were distributed more rationally. Which were equipped with the necessary technological equipment to meet current comfort and safety criteria. The public areas were expanded allowing to host new exhibitions and alternative activities. The rooms were improved by means of technical and communication resources aimed at improving the understanding of the exhibits.

  • The museum's collection is made up of pieces found in the Iberian Peninsula throughout history. Additionally, collections of objects from Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Middle East have been included.

  • Some of the most outstanding objects in the collection are: The Lady of Elche, of a large proportion compared to other works from ancient Iberia. Guarrazar's treasure, made up of 6 crowns of Visigoth goldsmithing of extraordinary beauty. El Bote de Zamora, sample of the meticulous skill in ivory carving, of Spanish-Arab artisans and the best collection of Greek vessels in the world.

  • Visiting this museum is an incredible discovery. It is well laid out, with great taste and delicacy and has great lighting. It is very instructive and easy to navigate.

  • General admission: € 3 Reduced admission: € 1.5 (Groups of more than 8 people, upon request) Free general admission: Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. and Sunday mornings, April 18, Day of Monuments and Sites , May 18, International Museum Day, October 12, National Holiday of Spain, December 6, Spanish Constitution Day Free entry with prior accreditation: Under 18 and over 65, students between 18 and 25 years old , people with disabilities, pensioners, the unemployed, large families.

  • +34 915 777 912

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sundays and holidays, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed Monday. Address: Calle de Serrano, 13, 28001 Madrid You can get there by: Bus: lines 1, 2, 5, 9, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, 45, 51, 52, 53, 74, 146 , 150 Metro: line 2, Retiro station / line 4, Serrano Cercanías station: lines C1, C2, C7, C8 and C10, Recoletos station.

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Excelente compilado de los mejores museos, me quedan algunos por conocer.




Muy productiva toda esta guía... Los Museos de Españas son grandiosos, no puedo esperar por conocerlos todos.




Una guía que nos ha permitido obtener más información de la que esperábamos! Genial




Cuanto tiene nuestro país para visitar! Muy buena elección.




Adoro los museos y esta guía me ayudó muchísimo ya que no sabía de la existencia de algunos. Maravilloso




Gracias por este trabajo buenísimo, conozco algunos museos de los que aparecen en la guía y otros me quedan por recorrer.