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Night visit to the Guggenheim Museum inn Bilbao, Vizcaya, the Basque Country

Museums in Spain that must be visited at least once in a lifetime

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Do you always include a museum visit on your trips? Spain has some magnificent art galleries where you can see some of the most famous works of art in the world by renowned Spanish artists. Get away for a few days and come and enjoy our art and culture.

  • Prado Museum, Madrid

    The Prado is extremely important both nationally and internationally for its extensive collection of Spanish painting - above all from the 11th to the 18th century - and works from distinctive European art movements. Halls full of paintings and sculptures by artists such as El Greco, Goya, Rubens, and Rembrandt. Here you’ll see: Las Meninas (Velázquez), The Majas (Goya), The Nobleman with his Hand on his Chest (El Greco), The Garden of Earthly Delights (El Bosco) and The Three Graces (Rubens).

  • Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.

    Frank O. Gehry was commissioned to design this building that today is a symbol of the Basque city. You will find some wonderful examples of modern and contemporary art, including works by Mark Rothko, Yves Klein, and Andy Warhol.

  • Room in the Picasso Museum, Málaga, Andalusia.

    Picasso Museum, Málaga.

    Part of Picasso’s legacy is to be found in his home town. The museum houses almost 400 works that never cease to fascinate. You’ll take a stroll through his artistic life through his different styles of painting. 

  • Reina Sofía National Art Museum, Madrid.

    Known locally simply as ‘El Reina’, this museum houses a whole host of Spanish and international works of art from the 19th century up to the present day. The best-known work on display here is Picasso’s Guernica. 

  • Detail of the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Girona, Catalonia

    Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Girona.

    Built on the site of the old municipal theatre in the town of Figueres, this is a place where you can live and breathe the essence of Dalí and his world of surrealism.

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