Wondering what to do in Madrid for a short getaway over the weekend? Below you can find the route with all the must-see museums and some secret cultural gems of the city!
On your first day, we can propose three impressive sites which are very close to each other but still will make you walk your 10.000 steps a day! The extraordinary Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza which houses one of the essential painting collections assembled in the 20th century. Located on the Art Walk, it became part of the Spanish heritage just one year after its inauguration in October 1992. The permanent exhibition, which is entirely available on the CloudGuide App, shows amongst others, artworks of famous painters like Manet, Degas, van Gogh and, Renoir. Did you know that its name comes after the art collector Heinrich Freiherr Thyssen-Bornemisza who gave his private collection to the Spanish state?
Only a stone away you can reach the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas that offers visitors a deep insight into the life of the 14th century until today. It shows the changes of the time and how different materials, manufacturing methods and, functions of objects have developed.
To end the day comfortably, we suggest going up to the roof terrace of the Círculo de Bellas Artes and enjoying a drink with an impressive sunset. The museum, located in a magnificent building designed by Antonio Palacios inaugurated in 1926, has some of the best views of the city.
For your next day, we recommend you go a bit deeper into Madrid’s cultural life and visit Museo Cerralbo and Museo Sorolla.
The Museo Sorolla is one of the lesser-known museums in Madrid that houses a collection of artworks by the impressionist painter Joaquín Sorolla Bastida. Not only the original furniture in every room is unique, but also the beautiful courtyard and with flowers and fountains are a must-see.
The Museo Cerralbo houses the incredible private collection of Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa, the 17th Marqués de Cerralbo. The decoration consisting of neo-baroque and rococo elements gives the museum a unique character. You can discover around 50.000 objects, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, furniture, coins, medals, weapons and more.
So, what is stopping you from hopping into a plane and go to Madrid now? Just book your ticket and enjoy a fabulous weekend!