Some of the most impressive art collections in the world can be found in Madrid, a city that stands out for its excellent exhibitions and museums.
Madrid is a cultural beacon in Europe, with streets that exude history at every turn, stunning architecture and a variety of museums and art collections worth visiting.
If you're visiting the city, we recommend you save some time to visit some of these exhibitions in Madrid. A great opportunity to immerse yourself in some of the most prestigious works and artists, take note and add them to your travel plan!
Must-see exhibitions in Madrid
André Butzer – Museo Thyssen Bornemisza
Undoubtedly one of the exhibitions of the year in Madrid, the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza introduces us to André Butzer (1973, Stuttgart) in a first retrospective of the German artist on occasion of his 50th anniversary.
The exhibition consists of 22 works produced between 1999 and 2022 and includes some of his most iconic works, including Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (2010) and Untitled (2022).
You can visit it on the first floor of the museum every day at the following times: from 12h to 16h on Mondays and from 10h to 19h from Tuesday to Sunday. The exhibition will be on until 10 September.
Sorolla a través de la luz (Sorolla through light)
Another of the great exhibitions in Madrid that you can't miss this year is "Sorolla through light", an exhibition on display at the Salones de Génova in the Royal Palace in Madrid until 24 September.
This immersive exhibition pays tribute to Sorolla's creations on the occasion of the centenary of the Spanish painter's death. A journey through the artist's work through light, colour and movement with four spaces that offer different sensory experiences. You can also see 24 original works by the artist from private collections.
F1 Exhibition in Madrid
The first international exhibition on the history of F1 can be seen at IFEMA Madrid until 20 August. With samples of the teams, exclusive audiovisual material and large-scale photographs, the exhibition takes you on a journey through the exciting history of the sport.
The exhibition includes six rooms set up to look at the history of the cars, the influences of Enzo Ferrari and Ayrton Senna on F1, the most iconic circuits and the impact of the Netflix series Drive to Survive.
Picasso: Sin Título (Picasso: Untitled)
This is one of the Madrid exhibitions taking part in the Picasso Year, showing 50 works from the artist's last period (1963-1973) at La Casa Encendida in Madrid.
The exhibition, on view until 7 January 2024, includes works from his most prolific period including paintings, ceramics, prints and drawings, all reinterpreted by 50 international contemporary artists.
Exhibitions at El Prado
The city's most iconic museum has some of the best exhibitions in Madrid. As well as marvelling at the permanent exhibition, which includes works such as Las Meninas (Velázquez) and Saturn devouring his son (Goya), you can visit some of the temporary exhibitions.
You can currently enjoy the tribute to Eduardo Rosales (1836-1873), with works recently added to the Prado's collection, as well as the exhibitions "Picasso, El Greco and analytical cubism" and "Calderón and painting", two artistic itineraries that are well worth a visit.
Visit the best museums and exhibitions in Madrid
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