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Europe is filled with history – sometimes you literally trip over it – but the best art is in the museums. And if you’ve been in any of the European museums. you’ll know that much of the world’s best art is contained in them. And, of course, that’s because some of the world’s best art comes from Europe.


And, continuing on this theme, there can be little argument that one of the best art museums is Madrid’s Prado. You can get lost in there (and perhaps become a piece of art yourself) simply due to the size and quantity / quality of this most venerable places. Leave a trail of breadcrumbs if you’re forgetful, like me.

But, here is the real bang for those who can’t get enough. Very close to Prado are also the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, and the Reina Sofía Museum. Prepare yourself for an art lover’s fantasy come true.

The Prado Museum hosts work by the greatest Spanish artists and a notable collection of works by masters from Italy, the Netherlands, and others from all over the world. Its collections are the legacy of almost 200 years of collecting by the 16th and 17th-century Spanish kings and queens.

The Thyssen-Bornemisza is ideally situated opposite the Prado and very close to the Reina Sofía Modern Art Museum. At the Thyssen, you’ll haveaccess to the permanent collection that was once the property of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza. It is an eclectic combination of German Renaissance art, 17th-century Dutch art, Impressionism, German Expressionism, Russian Constructivism and Pop Art. The museum’s collection holds about 1,000 works, from Renaissance to modern art.

Main Entrance to Thyssen Museum in Madrid

The Reina Sofía Museum of modern and contemporary art features works produced from the beginning of the 1900s to today. See famous anti-war painting Guernica by Pablo Picasso, as well as numerous works by artists such as Salvador Dalí, Juan Gris, Joan Miro, Julio González, and many others. (Content courtesy of Musement.)

And here is the kicker – you can get a single pass to all three, courtesy of our affiliate friends Musement – and us, of course. Click here to look and book.

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