The best museums of Madrid celebrate the International Museum Day 2015

On May 18th is the International Museum Day, because of this there are special activities and free tickets for the best museums in Madrid, as El Prado Museum or Thyssen-Bornemisza. Save some money and enjoy the art and history of Spain.

dia-internacional-de-los-museos-2015-640x960On May 18th is the International Museum Day, because of this there are special activities and free tickets for the best museums in Madrid, as El Prado Museum or Thyssen-Bornemisza. May 16th adn 17th too!

Part of the Madrid attractions are the museums. Madrilians, Spaniards and tourists enjoy here with Velázquez, Sorolla, Goya, etc. There are a lot, so in our city we are going to celebrate this important event three times: on May 16th, 17th and 18th. Some of the best plans are:

El Prado Museum

In this case, it will be free all day on May 18th, Monday.

El Prado Museum features inside art from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. It contains the world’s largest collection of Velázquez, Goya, Rubens and Tiziano along with El Bosco, El Greco, Zurbarán and Tintoretto.

– Address: Paseo del Prado, s / n
– Opening hours: Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Sundays and holidays from 10 p.m-7 p.m.
– Phone: (+34) 913 302 800
– Web: www.museodelprado.es
– <M> Banco de España or Atocha

Archaeological Museum

On Saturday the open will be at night, from 8.00 pm to 00.00 am. A mysterious man will guide the visitors into the museum but we don’t know what is going to happen, This is one of the activities. Also Sunday features theater, concerts and special guides. Everything free.

Inside, you can discover the rich Spanish culture: Romans, Greeks, Phoenicians, etc. A stroll through our history.

– Address: Serrano, 13
– Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
– Phone: (+34) 915 777 912
– Web: www.man.es
– <M> Serrano or Retiro

Thyssen-Bornemisza

The visits can enter here until 1.00 am and the ticket is free from 7.00 pm on May 16th, Saturday. But On Monday the admission will be free from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm, with special explanations about the works at 12.00 pm and 4.30pm. The activities will be associated with recycling and art.

This museum is located in Palacio de Villahermosa. Here you can visit  the Thyssen Barons’ oldest collection: the Early Netherlandish paintings, a large number of Impressionist and Expressionist works and the twentieth century. You will recognize on its walls the Bailarina basculando (Bailarina verde) – Swaying dancer (Dancer in Green)- by Edgar Degas and Habitación de hotel -Hotel room- by Edward Hopper.

– Address: Paseo del Prado, 8
– Opening Hours: Monday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.. Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
– Phone: (+34) 902 760 511
– Web: www.museothyssen.org
– <M> Banco de España

Sorolla Museum

It was Sorolla’s residence and working place. Nowadays, the building contains the largest collection devoted to the painter and his great work, including El Niño de la barquita, Nadadores or Paseo a orillas del mar. It displays paintings dedicated mainly to the sea, full of color, light and movement.

On May 18th, Monday, the admission will be free from 9.30 am to 8.00 pm, and this is very important because Sorolla Museum never opens on Monday. There will be cafeteria in its beautiful garden (other thing that it is not ussual) and free guided tours (you need to book before) at 10.00 am, 11.00 am, 12.00 pm, 1.00 pm, 5.00 pm, 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm.

– Address: General Martinez Campos, 37
– Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
– Phone: (+34) 913 101 584
– Web: www.museosorolla.mcu.es
– <M> Iglesia

Museum of Romanticism

The terror is the center of the activities in that museum, which will be open until 12.00 am on May 16th, Saturday. A chilling theatrical spectacle in which the supernatural, the macabre and the mystery will approach us to Edgar Allan Poe, the genius of terror (at 8.30 pm).

A tour through art and everyday life during the nineteenth century thanks to the furniture, pictures and even weapons is possible in this museum, filled with objects that connect visitors directly with Spanish Romanticism.

– Address: San Mateo, 13
– Winter time (1 Nov. at 30 April): Tuesday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..
– Summer time (May 1 to October 31.): Tuesday-Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..
– Phone: (+34) 914 481 045 and (+34) 914 480 163
– Web: www.museoromanticismo.mcu.es
– <M> Tribunal

If you have no time this weekend to enjoy all, remember that some of them are free other days.

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