Exhibitions in Madrid: Discover the city’s wide cultural offer

Madrid is a city with a wide range of museums, galleries, art spaces, and cultural institutions that host magnificent exhibitions of painting, sculpture, photography, and more. Here, we will recommend some of the exhibitions you shouldn’t miss.

Next, we will recommend some of the exhibitions you can’t miss so you can discover the wide cultural offering of the city.

  1. Royal Palace: ‘Sorolla through the Light’ (until June 30th) – Commemorating the centenary of the death of the Valencian painter Joaquín Sorolla, this exhibition features twenty-four paintings, including some unpublished works, along with digital recreation rooms that offer sensory experiences and virtual reality.
  2. Prado Museum: ‘Portrait of Joaquín Sorolla’ (until June 18th) – This exhibition showcases a selection of 18 portraits by the artist, providing a complete overview of Sorolla’s evolution as a portraitist.
  3. Prado Museum: ‘Guido Reni’ (until July 9th) – An exhibition that brings together nearly a hundred works by the Italian master of the 17th century, from over 40 museums, institutions, and public and private collections from Europe and America.
  4. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: ‘Lucian Freud. New Perspectives’ (until June 18th) – This retrospective features fifty works that reflect the 70-year career of the painter Lucian Freud.
  5. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: ‘André Butzer’ (until September 11th) – The first retrospective of the German artist outside his country, showcasing a selection of 22 works created between 1999 and 2022, demonstrating his unique style throughout different stages of his career.
  6. Alcalá 31 Gallery: ‘Juan Muñoz. Everything I See Will Outlast Me’ (until June 11th) – This exhibition brings together fundamental pieces from the artist’s final years, where he recovers the human figure as the central element of his artistic production, fused with the use of space.
  7. Canal de Isabel II Gallery: ‘Joana Biarnés. Madrid/Fashion on the Street’ (until July 23rd) – This exhibition showcases the fashion reportages by Spanish photographer Joana Biarnés in Madrid between 1962 and 1972. It includes over a hundred photographs that reflect the evolution of society and fashion during a time of significant changes in the sixties and seventies. It also provides a panoramic view of the city, its streets, neighborhoods, and inhabitants.

Enjoy the best exhibitions in Madrid and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of art!

Once you have enjoyed the artistic exhibitions in Madrid, you can take advantage of your stay in the city to participate in the Spanish courses at International House Madrid. These courses will give you the opportunity to improve your Spanish level effectively and dynamically, with highly qualified teachers and a communicative approach.

Whether you are interested in improving your fluency, expanding your vocabulary, or perfecting your grammar, the intensive Spanish courses at International House Madrid offer a variety of options to suit your needs and schedule. You can immerse yourself in the language and experience notable progress in a short time.

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the cultural exhibitions in Madrid and, at the same time, take advantage of the intensive Spanish courses at International House Madrid to take your language proficiency to the next level. It’s a perfect combination for an enriching experience in the Spanish capital!


We hope you found this article interesting, and we take this opportunity to remind IH Madrid students that guided visits to the capital are scheduled every week at our language schools in Madrid.

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