Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Madrid

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Madrid is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Madrid a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Madrid.

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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Madrid:

  1. Thyssen - Bornemisza Museum

    #1 of 105 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madrid
    Thyssen - Bornemisza Museum

    Tags: Art Gallery, Museum

    Address: Paseo del Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Madrid already had the The Prado and the Sofia, and somehow the Thyssen had to make a name for it among these incredibly popular competitor galleries. How did it do that? Well: With an intense focus ...Read more

  2. Sorolla Museum

    #2 of 105 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madrid
    Sorolla Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum

    Address: Paseo del General Martínez Campos, 37, 28010 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 09:30 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Approaching this elegant house, you’re possessed by a sudden tranquillity. Everything just blends so perfectly into everything else. This was early 20th century painter Sorolla’s home, whe...Read more

  3. Queen Sofia Arts Center

    #3 of 105 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madrid
    Queen Sofia Arts Center

    Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Monument, Exhibition

    Address: Calle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    16th century onwards, this was a big old hospital, and it became bigger and more sprawling as needs expanded. There was talk of tearing it down, but a 1977 decree declared the building a National Hist...Read more

  4. Mercado San Miguel

    #4 of 105 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madrid
    Mercado San Miguel

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Market, Street Market, Architecture

    Address: Plaza San Miguel, 28005 Madrid, Spain (Centro)

    Timings: 10:00 am - 11:59 pm Details

    Madrid’s oldest market gets more beautiful and interesting by the decade! The city renovated it, but everyone was still surprised that it made such a great public space. The architecture is cool...Read more

  5. Paseo Del Prado

    #5 of 105 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madrid
    Paseo Del Prado

    Tags: Art And Culture, Boulevard

    Address: Paseo del Prado, Madrid, Spain (Centro)

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This north-south boulevard is an intensely cultural, historical and public space of Madrid. It trails past some of the city’s major attractions, including parks and museums, the Royal Botanic Ga...Read more

  6. Plaza And Palacio De Cibeles

    #6 of 105 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madrid
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    Tags: Landmark, Walking Area, Palace, Plaza

    Address: Calle Alcalay Paseo de Recoletos, 28014 Madrid, Spain (Centro)

    Timings: 01:30 pm - 04:30 pm Details

    Madrid has many landmarks – this is perhaps the most beautiful. Cybele, the eponymous goddess whose fountain decorates the neo-classical plaza, has long been a symbol of Madrid; the Real Madrid ...Read more

  7. Real Basílica De San Francisco El Grande

    #7 of 105 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madrid
    Real Basílica De San Francisco El Grande

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: C/ San Buenaventura, 1, 28005 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 10:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    A chapel converted into a convent in the 13th century. Neo-classically decorated as a basilica in the 18th century. Once a national pantheon. Franciscan. Paintings by Goya. The biggest dome among all ...Read more

  8. CaixaForum Madrid

    #8 of 105 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madrid
    CaixaForum Madrid

    Tags: Museum, Garden, Architecture , Exhibition

    Address: Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Take an old out of use electrical station. Plop several new floors atop it. Slap a green vertical garden (of 15,000 plants) up one side. Scatter a few moody looking sculptures about. Stick a trippy wh...Read more

  9. Metropolis Building

    #9 of 105 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madrid
    Metropolis Building

    Tags: Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Calle Alcala, 39, 28014 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Riveting architecture, beautiful sculptures and stunningly lit at night, this early 20th century office building is one of Madrid’s most spectacular buildings. The Black Dome is really striking,...Read more

  10. Catedral De La Almudena

    #10 of 105 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madrid
    Catedral De La Almudena

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: Calle de Bailen, 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:30 pm Details

    Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena was built from the 1880’s to the 1990’s spanning 100 years. The Neo -Gothic architecture with influences of contemporary designand modern Pop-A...Read more

  11. Plaza Monumental De Toros De Las Ventas

    #11 of 105 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madrid
    Plaza Monumental De Toros De Las Ventas

    Tags: Arena, Concert, Architecture , Games

    Address: Calle de Alcala 237, Madrid

    Flamenco is only one of Madrid’s historical staple… bullfighting is the other! This Moorish architecture arena can seat 25000 and does! Bullfighting season is from March to December and s...Read more

  12. Monasterio De Las Descalzas Reales

    #12 of 105 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madrid
    Monasterio De Las Descalzas Reales

    Tags: Historical Site, Monument, Architecture , Monastery

    Address: Plaza de las Descalzas Reales, s/n, 28013 Madrid, Spain (Centro)

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    Europe will never run out of crazy histories like this. Back in 1559, Joanna of Austria founded this convent. It began to attract nobleborn and wealthy spinsters and widows, who each brought with them...Read more

  13. Palacio De Cibeles

    #13 of 105 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madrid
    Palacio De Cibeles

    Tags: Palace, Architecture , Exhibition , Heritage Building

    Address: Plaza de Cibeles, 28014 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The City Hall of Madrid has the grandeur of Gothic architecture having been built in the early periods of the 20th century. It was primarily designed to house the main administrative postal office of ...Read more

  14. St. Fernando Royal Academy Of Fine Arts

    #14 of 105 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madrid
    St. Fernando Royal Academy Of Fine Arts

    Tags: Art Museum

    Address: Alcala, 13, 28014 Madrid, Spain (Centro)

    Timings: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    15th-20th century paintings adorn this museum and art gallery, which is also HQ to the Madrid Academy of Art. The neo-classical building is beautiful enough, and the works of the masters within even m...Read more

  15. National Library Of Spain

    #15 of 105 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madrid
    National Library Of Spain

    Tags: Library, Museum, Play, Hall

    Address: Paseo de Recoletos, 20-22, 28001 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    The National Library of Spain was established in the early 18th century by King Philip V as the Palace Public Library. He made it mandatory for the submission of a copy of every book printed in Spain ...Read more

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