Madrid - El Retiro & the Art Museums (PDF Chapter)
This is the El Retiro & the Art Museums chapter from Lonely Planet’s Madrid guidebook.
With Paseo del Prado, one of Europe’s grandest boulevards that is lined with art galleries, other grand monuments and the city’s botanical gardens, El Retiro is very much a daytime neighbourhood.
- take a journey through the richest centuries of Spanish and European art at the Museo del Prado, beginning with Goya and Velázquez
- marvel at the sheer genius of Picasso as you ponder the many dimensions of Guernica, in the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
- tick off just about every European master under one roof in the astonishingly rich collection of the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Shopping, and Sports & Activities.
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