Art and Design Trip to Madrid

Madrid is a city full of the richest culture, deep tradition and vibrant street life. The Spanish capital is majestic and beautiful and offers a wide variety of activities from countless museums to wide open green spaces. Madrid is home to the Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, the three most important art galleries in the whole of Spain.

  • Art and Design Madrid
  • Art and Design Madrid
  • Art and Design Madrid


  • Prado Museum: housing some of the world’s finest and most important works, including those of Velazquez, Goya and Titian
  • Reina Sofia Museum: a former hospital, the Reina Sofia is a real treasure house of contemporary art, with its highlight being Picasso’s ‘Guernica’.
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: with over 1,000 artworks on display this gallery is home to art from the late 13th century to the 20th century and includes works by Degas, Chagall and Caravaggio.
  • Monasterio de El Escorial: official residence of the Spanish royal family, with its 3,000 rooms and priceless sculptures by Velazquez
  • Warner Brothers Park: for some fun down time, this is a fantastic theme park with plenty of rides, shows and more!

Where to stay

Our groups stay either in centrally-located youth hostels or 2 and 3 star hotels, also situated in the heart of Madrid, within easy reach of the many sites this city has to offer.

Sample Itinerary

Day One

Travel to Madrid by air and transfer to your accommodation. Free time to explore the local area.

Day Two

Morning’s guided visit of the Prado Museum. Afternoon guided visit of Reina Sofia Museum. Evening enjoy a Flamenco show.

Day Three

Full day visit to El Escorial and Segovia, where you can enjoy a guided visit to the Monastery from where the Spanish Empire was ruled. Return to Madrid for evening meal.

Day Four

Morning’s guided tour of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Afternoon visit to the Real Madrid Football Stadium. Return to the accommodation centre for evening meal and enjoy the evening in the beautiful Retiro Park.

Day Five

Your last breakfast at the hotel before meeting the coach and transfer to Madrid airport for your flight home.

Art and Design Madrid

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