The Best Museums in Madrid
Madrid has become synonymous with museums, and some of the world's best are here in the Spanish capital. From the grandeur of flagship collections such as the Prado to smaller private museums and art collections, this guide is the best place to start exploring Madrid's many museums.

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Anyone with an iota of interest in art will certainly visit the Prado while in Madrid. But be sure to save some time to visit another nearby museum, where there's something wonderful to see before you even get inside. Just a 5-minute walk down Paseo del Prado you'll find the CaixaForum Madrid, with its awe-inspiring vertical garden. From a distance, you might even think you're looking at a mural there on the wall, but as you approach, the lush greens and earth tones come to life with varying textures that are luscious and welcoming. A masterpiece where nature is the medium!

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by Sue Manuel
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