The Ten Best Museums In Spain

The allure of great art never ends. In Spain, the art continues. Not only in its architecture but from its modern and classic collection that makes Spain a great place to visit. Not only does Spain have a rich history but also boasts rich culture. So, here is a selection of 10 must-see Spanish museums that you absolutely must visit during your vacation in Spain if you have the chance.

1. Museo El Prado in Madrid

El Prado Museum, Madrid (Spain)

The Museo Nacional del Prado is probably the most famous museum in Spain. This pretty building built in the center of the Spanish capital houses an incredible collection of works of art by some of the most important painters in the world, such as Goya, El Greco, Vélasquez, Rubens and Raphaël.

2. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in Barcelona

Museo Nacional de Catalunia, MNAC in Barcelona - Catalonia (Spain)

Located in the Palau Nacional de Montjuïc, the National Art Museum of Catalonia enjoys a magnificent setting with lovely views over the port of Barcelona. It brings together collections of medieval to modern art, including the famous Woman with the Bun and the Hat by Picasso.

3. Museo Guggenheim in Bilbao

Bilbao - Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao opened in 1997. Designed by famous architect Frank Gerhy in a futuristic style, its interior is equally fascinating with an ever-changing collection of modern works of art.

4. Teatre-Museu Dalí in Figueras

Dalí Museum in Figueras, Catalonia - Costa Brava (Spain)

Famous artist Salvador Dalí created his greatest surreal masterpiece in 1960 by buying and renovating the old municipal theater in his hometown of Figueras, Catalonia. The exterior, with giant eggs on the ramparts that demarcate the building, is just as curious as the interior. 

5. Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in Valencia

Ciudad de las Artes y de la Ciencias of Valencia - Valencian Community (Spain)

More than a museum, it is a complex made up of several buildings that form this City of Arts and Sciences in ValenciaThe Hemisfèric is home to an Imax cinema, the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum presents technological and scientific development from its origins to the present day, the Oceanogràfic is an impressive aquarium, the Agora and the Umbracle host shows in any kind. Entertainment guaranteed for the whole family.

6. Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares in Seville

Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares in Seville - Andalusia (Spain)

If you take the shuttle bus from the airport to central Seville, the Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions will be the first museum you see. Located in the María Luisa Park in a beautiful Mudejar-style building, it houses collections of embroidery and lace to admire up close, as well as pieces of ceramics, metallurgy and musical instruments.

7. Centro Cultural Pompidou in Malaga

Pompidou Cultural Center of Malaga, Andalusia - Costa del Sol (Spain)

The Pompidou Cultural Center in Malaga opened its doors on March 28, 2015, confirming the cultural policy implemented by the capital of the Costa del Sol. Located in a privileged location on Muelle Uno, Malaga's new marina, this contemporary art space houses a permanent collection  of works from the 20th and 21st centuries and temporary exhibitions.

8. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid (Spain)

Part of the Golden Triangle of Art in Madrid with the Prado Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum, the Thyssen Museum takes its name from its founder. Indeed, Baron Heinrich Freiherr Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon and Impérfalva was an entrepreneur and collector of German-Hungarian art. His previously private collection is now public and worth visiting.

9. Pirámides de Güímar in Tenerife

Pyramids of Güímar in Tenerife - Canary Islands (Spain)

Who built the Güímar pyramids? And why ? Discover the main theories in this open-air museum which is located in the Chacona region on the beautiful island of Tenerife  in the Canaries. This museum displays six of the nine  pyramids  that were originally there .

10. Casa de Cólon in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Casa de Cólon de Las Palmas, Gran Canaria - Canary Islands (Spain)

This museum is the governor's house where Christopher Columbus stayed in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria during his trip to India. It commemorates the discovery of the Americas in 1492 by this great navigator. Indeed, Christopher Columbus and his fleet made a stopover in this city to carry out some repairs on La Pinta. This cultural center is made up of the museum with a permanent collection, a library and a specialized study center.

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