Category: Cibeles

Surviving Madrid’s Prado Museum, Part 2 – The Power Tour

(Continuing from Part 1 – Intro to the Prado…) Entering the museum through the “Puerta Alta de Goya” (at the top of the stairs outside, so on the first floor), look at your map and head (counter-intuitively) for the basement first (numbers 100-102 on the map) by crossing the entire first floor (24-32) and descending [...]

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza: Madrid’s Must-See Museum

You may hear less mention of the Museo Thyssen – Bornemisza than of Madrid’s other two famous art museums, but that’s only because its name is tricky to pronounce. There’s no reason to overlook this corner of Madrid’s “Golden Triangle of Art.” The well-rounded collection, compiled by the art-loving Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza and acquired by the [...]

Surviving Madrid’s Prado Museum, Part 1 – Intro

Warning: this post may offend Prado evangelists and/or defenders of its untouchable status. Right, the Prado. Without a doubt, this is Madrid’s business card for art lovers – or any bus load of tourists, really. Known throughout the world as a must-visit, the museum contains a wide array of paintings up until the 18th century, [...]