Being the capital of Spain there are a lot of reasons to travel to Madrid, but being considered one of Europe´s top destinations when it comes to art, visiting one of its many art museums must be the main one. Works from praised artist such as Pablo Picasso, Diego Velázquez and Francisco de Goya can be admired in this exciting city. Madrid is, among other great galleries, home to the Prado museum, which forms together with the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofía Museum the world famous Golden Triangle of Art. To get a good idea of what Madrid has to offer you should have a look at

shutterstock_426141460Great Destination for a Schooltrip

Visiting Madrid is a must do for those who teach Hispanic Studies. No other city in Spain gives such a great insight in the rich and vibrant art culture of this warm and historically rich country. It is also a great destination to take students on a study trip, because it is a great and safe location where the practice of the Spanish language can be combined with getting in touch with Spanish culture. On you can find great tips on how to prepare a class about Spanish culture and art as a preparation for such a expedition.

Top Attractions in Madrid

Since Madrid is a big city and has so much to offer when it comes to art it might be hard to choose which venues to visit. Of course the museums in the Golden Triangle of Art are the main attractions. But also the Royal Palace of Madrid and National Museum of Natural Sciences can not be missed. And those who teach Hispanic Studies must be interested in other cultures so the National Museum of Anthropology can not be skipped. But Madrid has so many great museums and galleries that they can simply not be visited in one single trip. A great reason to keep coming back!