Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

14 museums for all tastes


Forget the clichés. Going to museums, at least in Spain, can be fun, interesting and even thrilling. We've put together a list of 14 museums we suggest visiting on your trip.

  • Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid

    Reina Sofía National Art Centre

    When you see Picasso’s ‘Guernica’, measuring almost eight metres wide, you will be captivated. It is in Madrid.

  • Room 12, Las Meninas by Velázquez

    Prado Museum

    It is one of the most renowned in the world. Masterpieces by Velázquez, Goya or Rubens await you in Madrid.

  • City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia

    City of Arts and Sciences

    Where would you like to visit first? The Oceanogràfic aquarium? The Science Museum? Have some fun!

  • Dalí Museum House, Figueres

    Dalí Theatre-Museum

    An authentic tribute to surrealism. This is the building in Figueres (Gerona) where Dalí was buried.

  • Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

    Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

    The outside of the museum, make out of titanium plates, is sure to catch your eye.

  • Picasso Museum in Barcelona

    Picasso Museum in Barcelona

    Picasso, his art and his life in Barcelona Temporary exhibitions often examine his relationship with other artists.

  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid.

    Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid.

    A stroll through the History of Art from the 13th to the 20th century, with works by artists such as Durer, Raphael, Rubens, Manet, Van Gogh, Hopper, etc.

  • Interior of the Picasso Museum in Malaga

    Picasso Museum Malaga

    This list just had to include Malaga – the birthplace of renowned artists Pablo Picasso.

  • National Archaeological Museum

    National Archaeological Museum

    A unique place for learning about past civilisations. It is located in Madrid, next to the National Library.

  • Sephardic Museum, Toledo

    Sephardic Museum

    It is located in Toledo in a very special building, the former synagogue of El Tránsito. It tells the story of the Jewish people in Spain.

  • Reproduction of bison in the Museum of Altamira, Santilla del Mar

    Altamira National Museum and Research Centre

    How were the bison painted in the caves 15,000 years ago? Find out in Cantabria.

  • Sorolla Museum, Madrid

    Sorolla Museum

    Did you know that Joaquín Sorolla is known as the painter of light? Find out more about him in his former home in Madrid.

  • Interior of the National Museum of Roman Art in Merida

    National Museum of Roman Art

    Designed by Rafael Moneo, it is located in Mérida and is an essential stop to learn about the ancient Roman civilisation.

  • El Greco. View of Toledo

    El Greco Museum.

    The character of the artist and his influence on the city of Toledo: Toledo. The painting shown here (“View and Plan of Toledo”) is a good example.