Golden Triangle Of Art
Madrid • Spain

From: Madrid Travel Guide

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Golden Triangle Of Art
The city of Madrid has three outstanding museums of art, the Museo del Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Of Art and the Reina Sofia National Museum that combine together to form Madrid's famous Golden Triangle of Art.

Each museum offers its own unique collection and includes works of art from such greats as Picaso, Velazquez, Rubens and Salvador Dali to name but a small few.

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Of Art
The impressive art collection at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum includes many examples of art from as early as the 14th century through to the 20th century from artists such as Rembrant, Durer, Picasso, Rubens, Degas and Titian.

Museo del Prado
The Prado museum houses a vast collection of artwork including pieces such as Las Meninas by Velasquez, the Three Graces by Rubens and the Third of May 1808 by Goya. Amongst the many masterpieces are also sculptures that range from Greco-Roman time to Classical as well as several stunning bronzes by artists such as Leoni. The museum also offers temporary exhibitions as well as a collection of prints, drawings and decorative arts which include items of porcelain, tapestries, pottery, coins and weapons.

Reina Sofia National Museum
The museum has several collections that span from the late 19th century all the way through present day where current exhibitions are also on display. Included within the collection are Pablo Picasso's famous black and white masterpiece Guernica, which depicts the destruction of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.

All three museums are within easy reach of each other in the centre of the city, approximately 2 miles east of the Royal Palace

Travel Guide
The nearest Subway station to the Reina Sofia National Museum is Atocha (Line 1) which is around 100 meters away from the entrance and for the Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum the nearest Subway station is Banco de Espana (Line 2) which are both about 850 meters away from the station. Alternatively there are plenty of taxis and busses regularly travelling along the Paseo del Prado area.