The best exhibitions in Madrid

The Spanish capital is full of culture, with permanent and temporary exhibitions for all tastes in its museums and galleries. If you are looking for an entertaining plan in Madrid for these cold days, here is our list of must-sees for this season.

Enjoy the most renowned art exhibitions in Madrid's main museums


The Magritte Machine at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum


This magnificent temporary exhibition of the surrealist painter René Magritte is available at the Thyssen Museum in Madrid. Its title refers to the repetitive and combinatory component of the obsessive themes that characterize Magritte.


Thyssen Museum opening hours: Tuesday to Friday and Sunday from 10am to 7pm, Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Monday closed.


Price: 13€ general and 9€ reduced


Calendar: Until January 30, 2022


Murillo's Prodigal Son at the Prado Museum


Discover the most representative Andalusian Baroque pictorial art of the 18th century through a series of six paintings by Murillo that the National Gallery of Dublin has lent to the Prado Museum to complete the works of Antonio del Castillo and Valdés Leal.


Museo del Prado opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Sundays and holidays from 10am to 7pm.


Price: 15€ general and 7.50€ reduced


Calendar: Until January 21, 2022


The human image at CaixaForum Madrid


An original exhibition to go through the passage of time and reflect on current issues such as the ideal of beauty, culture, divinity or power. All this through the way in which the human being represents himself in each era.


CaixaForum Madrid opening hours: Monday to Sunday 10h - 20h


Price: 6€ general and free for Caixabank customers and children under 16 years old


Calendar: Until January 9, 2022


The garden of earthly delights at the Matadero


If you are looking for an exhibition out of the ordinary, you can't miss The Garden of Earthly Delights at the Matadero in Madrid. A surprising journey through the works of the SOLO Collection based on artificial intelligence, sound art, 3D animation and much more. The work proposes to reflect on the universal values conveyed by the original painting, located in the Prado Museum.


Exhibition hours at Matadero Madrid: Tuesday to Thursday from 17h to 21h, Friday to Sunday from 12h to 21h and Monday closed.


Price: free access after downloading tickets through the web.


Calendar: Until February 27, 2022


LEGO Madrid Exhibition


Moving away from the world of painting, the largest LEGO exhibition in Europe will not leave anyone indifferent. Located in the Plaza Rio 2 shopping center in Madrid, it has more than 100 models and 7 million LEGO pieces, including the Titanic at a scale of 1:25 with half a million pieces.


LEGO Madrid Exhibition opening hours: Monday to Friday from 11h to 21h and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10h to 21h.


Price: 10.90€ on weekdays and 11.90€ on weekends.


Calendar: Until September 4, 2022


Benefit from free admission to the main museums in Madrid


The main museums in Madrid offer free admission at certain times, but usually only include access to the permanent exhibitions. Below we detail the schedules so you can enter for free to the most important museums of the Spanish capital.


Prado Museum: Monday to Saturday from 6pm to 8pm and Sundays and holidays from 5pm to 7pm.


Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: Monday from 12h to 16h.


Museo Reina Sofía: Monday and Wednesday to Saturday from 18h to 20h and Sundays 13:30h - 14:15h


Sorolla Museum: Every day until December 31st.


And you, which exhibition are you going to choose? An infinite number of new experiences are waiting for you in Madrid.

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November 24, 2021

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