Madrid’s Great Museums
Today enjoy a comprehensive tour of the magnificent El Prado Museum, which houses the largest and finest collection of Spanish and European masters. The collection dates from the 12th century to the 19th century. The Museum is the most visited in the world. It is home to Velazquez iconic painting Las Meninas.
You’ll be guided on a historic and retrospective tour of the Spanish Masters, such as Zurbano, Goya and El Greco that contributed to the evolution of art in the old continent. You will also admire other important European painters such as Rubens, Titian and Bosch.
Then continue to the Reina Sofia Museum. Highlights of this magnificent museum feature mostly Spanish Masters from the 20th Century such as Pablo Picassoand Salvador Dalí. Here you will also be given and introduction a description of some of the masterpieces featured in the permanent collection such as the controversial Guernica painting by Picasso. You will also find other great Spanish featured artists such as Joan Miro, Juan Gris or the sculptor Eduardo Chillida.
You will also admire some of the works by other international artists like Georges Braque, Francis Baconor Gabriel Orozco. The museum also has over 100,000 books and a great collection of videos and information on Spain’s Spanish Civil War.
After lunch, you will visit the Thyssen Bornemizma Museumwith a magnificent collection of Flemish, Dutch, English and German Art, as well as a magnificent collection of Impressionism Art. The museum is located close to El Prado Museumon the elegant Avenue of La Castellana. The collection was started by Heinrich Baron Thyssen Bornemizma de Kaszon. You will find great works by master painters like Jan Van Eyck, Hans Holbein, Caravaggio as well as Claude Monet, Cezanne and Paul Gauguin and Copley and John Singer Sargent to name a few.