Why you need to visit Madrid’s Triangle of Art

Guernica postage stamp by Pablo Picasso Madrid

Explore an entire history of art when you visit Madrid’s Triangle of Art by stepping into the Prado, Reine Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums.

The Golden Triangle of Art is a grouping of three amazing art museums connected by the Paseo del Prado. These buildings are filled with sculptures, strokes and textures that are bound to imprint themselves on your memory forever. Take a walk down this artistic street and see works from times long past and modern marvels. If art speaks to you at all, you are going to love it.

1. Where do you find Picasso in Madrid?

Museo reina sofia madrid in the triangle of art

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The Museo Reine Sofia was once an old hospital, now converted into a space to get lost in time through art. The original building still stands and has been extended to include The Nouvel Building. You can also see extra exhibitions at Palacio De Veláquez and Palacio de Cristal, the glass palace. This collection of venues focuses on modern day art from the 19 century onward and has thought provoking paintings and statues on every wall. Be sure not to miss the famous Pablo Picasso works featured inside such as ‘Lady in Blue’ and the incredible ‘Guernica’. If you have already seen this magnificent collection, then attend an event and discover new ways of thinking.

2. The Kings’ jewels

Prado Museum in Madrid in the evening

Where can you find the Kings of Spain’s stash of paintings and pieces of art? It is all displayed neatly inside the Museo Nacional del Prado, the Prado Museum. This museum has the largest collection of Spanish paintings up until the 19th century and huge collections of Italian, French, Dutch, British, German and Flemish works. Many of these pieces were handpicked by royalty for their intense beauty and value, so you are sure to be amazed when stepping inside. Ponder works from Goya, Rubens, Velazquez, Murillo and more and imagine why royalty picked them out.

3. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid exposition

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Named after its founder, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum was once one of the largest private collections in the world. There are over 1,000 paintings and art pieces from the 13th century up until the late 20th century tucked inside. Ponder works from different schools such as Renaissance, Rososo, Romanticism, Baroque, Impressionism, German Expressionism and more. You will also be sure to find some favorites with names such as Duccio, Lorenzo Monaco, Antonello da Messina, Rubens, Monet, Van Gogh and more.

Walk through the creative imaginations of those from the past and explore new ways of thinking with modern art when visiting Madrid. Sleep a stone’s throw away at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado and stretch your legs a little. Looking to add a little taste to your trip to Madrid? Try out one of these top tapas tables across the city.

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