This 2* hotel is ideally located for art groups within the Golden Triangle of Art. Its close to the 3 major art galleries of the city and is also close to a metro stop.
This is a small youth hostel which is popular due to its central location in Puerto del Sol, half way between the Royal Palace and the Prado Museum. All rooms are ensuite and evening meals are served in a nearby restaurant.
Principe Pio Hotel
Hotel Principe Pio is a 3* hotel located in the heart of Madrid, opposite the Royal Palace. All rooms have great facilities including air conditioning and wifi.
Museum del Prado
This world famous gallery features one of the world’s finest collections of European art from 12th to 19th Centuries. It is based around the former Spanish Royal collection and boasts the best single collection of Spanish art. You’ll see large numbers of work from Francisco de Goya, Velázquez, Titian, Peter Paul Rubens and Hieronymus Bosch. The best known work on display here is Las Meninas by Velázquez.
Reina Sofia Galleria
This is Spain’s national museum of 20th Century art, mainly dedicated to Spanish art. Highlights include collections from Picasso and Dali and work from Joan Miro, Antoni Tàpies, Pablo Serrano and Julio Gonzáles. It’s best known piece is Picasso’s Guernica.
Thyssen- Bornemisza Museum
This was once one of the largest private collections in the world. With the Prado and the Reina Sofia it’s part of the "Golden Triangle of Art”. The Thyssen-Bornemisza has a more international collection with works from Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo artists including Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt and Gainsborough. It also covers Impressionist and Post Impressionist works.
Madrid’s royal palace and largest building, it’s also the largest royal palace in Western Europe. The palace contains furniture, tapestries, paintings and ceramics as well as other important works of art and frescos by Tiépolo. Velázquez, Goya, Giordano and Mengs are all represented here amongst the dozens of valuable tapestries and paintings. The palace gardens, called the Campo del Moro, are also open to visitors.
This museum focusses on the work of artist Joachin Sorolla. The building itself was originally Sorolla’s house and was converted into a museum after his death. Sorolla painted in several styles, although he is best known for his beautifully lit Mediterranean beach scenes.
This houses the artistic collection of the XVII Marquis of Cerralbo. There’s a wide range of paintings, sculptures, tapestries and drawings from around the world. Highlights of the collection include El Greco, Vicente Lopez and de Zurburán.
National Museum of Decorative Arts
This is housed in a 19th century palace overlooking the Parque del Retiro. Its rich collection mainly consists of furniture, ceramics, and decorative pieces from Spain dating back to Phoenician times.
Royal Descalzas Monastery
This monastery is now a well visited national monument and houses just a few nuns. Among the priceless art masterpieces in the museum are Titian's Caesar's Money, tapestries woven to designs by Rubens, and works by Hans de Beken and Brueghel the Elder.
Guided tour of Madrid
A guided tour on foot or by coach is the perfect introduction to the city, giving you the opportunity to get your bearings around the city and to see all the major sights and landmarks.
City Centre Treasure Hunt
A great way for your students to some free time whilst exploring the beautifully elegant city centre. Our exclusive, free 90 minute Treasure Hunt through the centre encourages groups to interact with the streets, take photos and have fun together.
The home of Real Madrid is always a popular visit with students. This is a great opportunity to get up close with a guided tour of the trophy room, panoramic view of the stadium, the tunnel and the changing rooms.
Casa de Campo
This is a large urban park in the west of the city. Within its 1700 hectares there’s lots of green spaces, a lake, the zoo, an amusement park and the cable car finishes here.
An ideal way to spend an evening is taking your students to a flamenco show. You can also add on a meal before the show.
Las Ventas Bullring
A guided tour of this bullring gives you a real piece of Spanish heritage and culture.
Madrid Zoo Aquarium
Located in the centre of the city at Casa de Campo this is one of the few zoos around the world that houses giant pandas. The aquarium specialises in tropical marine life and there’s also a dolphinarium which hosts regular shows.
Parque de Atracciones
This theme park is easily accessible in the centre of the city at Casa de Campo. It has 6 major adventure zones and has a wide range of exciting rides and roller coasters. Its open daily from mid April through to mid September.
Teléferico Cable Car
This cable car ride gives you a great birds eye view of the city. It takes you from the Paseo del Pintor Rosales near the Parc des Atracciones and you’ll finish at the Casa de Campo.
Warner Brothers Park
This is one of Europe’s top theme parks. It’s divided into 5 major areas; Hollywood Boulevard, Warner Brothers Studios, DC Superheroes World, Far West and Cartoon Village. There are over 36 rides throughout the park along with daily shows and parades.
If you’re looking to get our of the city for a day there are some great opportunities close by where you kind discover more about the culture, heritage and history of Spain. You could take a coach trip to Avila, Es Escorial, Segovia or Toledo, which are all UNESCO world heritage sites.