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Madrid has one of the most impressive art collections in the world exposed among three major museums. Reserve at least one day to visit the famous Prado Museum, the eclectic Reina Sofia Art Center and the charming Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and find out magnificent works of Velazquez, Goia, Miro and Pablo Picasso

They are all very close to each other so just start at the top of the Paseo del Prado and go down till you reach the Atocha station. The Museo del Prado is the most important museum in Spain and is home to impressive collections of paintings and sculptures. Great artists such as Velazquez, Goya, Rembrandt and El Greco have works exhibited in this museum that requires time to be visited. To avoid having to face huge queues to go in, it is best to buy tickets in advance through the internet. Across the street is the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum that, besides its permanent collection where you can enjoy works by artists such as Monet or Cézane, has always temporary exhibitions that are worth seeing. The Thyssen is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm. Next to the Atocha train station is the Arte Reina Center that houses the impressive painting Guernica, by Pablo Picasso, an unavoidable mark of this painter and his vision of the Spanish Civil War. Dynamic and modern, in the Art Center of Reina Sofia there is always something amazing that deserves to be discovered. It is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 9pm, Sundays from 10am to 2.30pm and closes on Tuesdays.

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