The Spanish capital is one of the cultural centres of Europe boasting a wealth of world-renowned art galleries. The Museo del Prado, the Museo Reina Sofía and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza are perhaps the most well-known and together make up the ‘Golden Triangle’. Whether admiring Velázquez’s Las Meninas or gazing at Picasso’s Guernica, Madrid is bound to inspire any budding artists.
As well as its wealth of cultural centres, quintessentially Spanish squares like Plaza Mayor or Puerta del Sol provide the perfect setting to get out your sketch book, to meet the locals or to simply gather artistic inspiration from the many traditional cafés.
Our Suggested Itinerary
Flight to Madrid.
Transfer to your accommodation and check-in.
Spend the afternoon enjoying a guided walking tour around the main sights of Madrid. A great way to get a real flavour of the city!
Spend the morning at the Museo del Prado to see the works of Goya, Velázquez and El Greco, OR enjoy a guided tour of CaixaForum, Madrid's latest cultural and architectural star.
In the afternoon explore the Parque del Retiro, a green oasis in the middle of Madrid!
Afterwards, you can spend some time sketching in Plaza Mayor, one of the two main squares in Madrid, OR learn the most Spanish of all dances with a fun Flamenco Workshop.
Indulge in some traditional chocolate con churros at Chocolatería San Ginés!
Spend the morning at the Museo Nacional Centro del Arte Reina Sofía, home to Picasso's Guernica.
In the afternoon, get a taste of Spanish gastronomy at the Mercado de San Miguel, one of Madrid's oldest and most beautiful markets!
Then, revel in the majesty of the Catedral de la Almudena and Palacio Real.
Optional evening activity: learn about the history of Spain's most famous gastronomic tradition while enjoying some delicious food with an outstanding Tapas Tour.
On your last morning in Madrid visit the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, one of the most extraordinary private collections of predominantly European art in the world.
Transfer to the airport and return flight home.
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