Madrid’s Big Three Museums

28 Mar

I finally completed going to Madrid’s three biggest art museums.

Madrid’s big 3 or “triangle” of museums – the Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen – are conveniently located on the Paseo del Arte (Avenue of the Arts).

I highly recommend them all. I preferred the Thyssen (the least popular), but it may have just been because I was in an especially good mood that day.

Madrid boasts about the same amount of quality visual art as Paris or London, but unfortunately there are far fewer small galleries and, as far as I know, no “art walks”. A lot of modern art is hit and miss—too much shock effect—but it’s nice to see new fresh things; nice to know people are still attempting to create new things. Madrid does have most of the works of Picasso and Dali, two of the greatest “modern” artists, but modern art is quite old now.

My favorite Spanish artist? Goya, sin duda. And a close second is Dali.

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Posted by on March 28, 2011 in Art, Madrid, Museums, Spain


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