Spanish museums with a new feel



Deluxe extensions to show some of the world's finest collections of paintings. Restored historic buildings, now home to contemporary art. Avant-garde centres whose exterior is as attractive as what lies within. Museums in Spain are changing: they are adapting to visitors to offer active participation, and their architecture becomes another work of art to be admired.

The experience of visiting a museum in Spain is changing. Little by little, museums have transformed into places where visitors can enjoy the content and the building itself in many different ways. More and more often, visiting a museum in Spain does not mean just looking at the works on display. It also means discovering amazing architectural designs, dining in top restaurants, watching multimedia shows, or chatting in cosy cafés.

The contemporary art museums that have opened in recent years are especially marked by this trend. Along with the famous Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, other centres have appeared which are also noteworthy for their aesthetics. The MUSAC in León, for example, won the Mies van der Rohe Prize for European Union architecture. Meanwhile, in Vitoria-Gasteiz the Artium complex, right in the centre of the city, has been designed as a major public square, with the exhibition rooms underneath in the form of a cellar.

Meanwhile, in other Spanish cities the avant-garde comes together with tradition in the restoration of historic buildings, now the setting for modern art. This is the case of the Marco Museum in Vigo and the Es Baluard Museum in Palma de Mallorca, set in a Renaissance fortress, noteworthy for the unusual system of ramps, skylights and balconies that links its different floors. These are not the only ones: the 16th-century cloister of San Benito Monastery in Valladolid is home to the Patio Herreriano Museum, and in Seville, La Cartuja Monastery hosts the Andalusia Contemporary Art Centre (CAAC).

Neither should we forget the "classic" museums, which are also being renovated. The three protagonists of the Art Route in Madrid - the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía National Museum- have extended their facilities, modernised their image and now offer visitors more innovative, inviting and attractive exhibition spaces. After the extension of the Reina Sofía, designed by renowned architect Jean Nouvel, the most recent has been the Prado Museum, by Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, whose architectural solutions receive nothing but acclaim. The IVAM in Valencia is another well consolidated museum that is currently deep in expansion plans.

Visit Spain's museums and discover a new way to live art.




此信息有用吗?





X
Spain 巴塞罗那塞维利亚马德里马拉加科尔多瓦格拉纳达拉科鲁尼亚加迪斯巴伦西亚韦斯卡穆尔西亚列伊达拉里奥哈阿利坎特-阿拉坎特。卡塞雷斯卢戈卡斯特利翁庞特维德拉比兹卡亚坎塔布里亚吉普斯夸省阿斯图里亚斯布尔戈斯哈恩托莱多阿拉瓦-阿拉瓦巴拉多利德塔拉戈纳韦尔瓦莱昂塞戈维亚阿尔梅里亚西罗纳雷亚尔城阿维拉萨拉戈萨萨拉曼卡萨莫拉特鲁埃尔纳瓦拉昆卡巴达霍斯阿尔瓦塞特奥乌伦塞帕伦西亚瓜达拉哈拉索利亚加那利群岛巴雷阿雷斯群岛
X
Baleares 马洛卡伊比萨梅诺尔卡福门特拉岛
X
Canarias 兰萨罗特岛帕尔马特内里费大加那利岛富尔特文图拉拉戈梅拉艾尔耶罗