• Posted:Tuesday, May 3, 2011
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Weekly Travel Tip: Free museums in Madrid

Madrid is renowned as a city full of art and culture. Some of the world’s most famous artists can be found adorning the walls and open spaces of the Spanish capital city’s museums. Going to see these museums and art galleries is also a huge tourist attraction for visitors to Madrid, and to many other cities too.

Madrid’s top museums include the famous Prado Museum. Here you will find many permanent and temporary exhibitions offering a whole host of art. Some highlights in the Prado museum include El Greco, Raphael and Goya. But if you want to visit the permanent collection in the Prado Museum for free then go there during these days/ times: Tuesday to Sunday - 6pm to 8pm, and Sundays from 5pm to 8pm. On December 6, November 19, October 12, May 2 and International Museum Day, during the full opening hours.

Another of Madrid’s popular museums is the Reina Sofia Museum and this is home to some of the world’s best modern and contemporary art. You can visit the Reina Sofia for free if you go during these times/ days: Monday to Friday from 7pm to 9pm, Saturday from 2.30pm to 9pm, Sunday from 10pm to 2.30pm or on 18th April, 18th May, 12th October and 6th December.

These are just two of Madrid’s popular museums; there are a whole host of other art museums and galleries around the city offering free admission at certain times of the week. So if you are sticking to a tight budget during your trip to Madrid make sure you check out free admission times/ days to museums as you do not want to miss out on seeing some of the world’s best art works.

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