Not being able to travel to Spain doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the rich artistic culture displayed at some of its word renown museums. Artists like Dali, Goya, Picasso, and Velazquez amongst many others have contributed an invaluable legacy for the world to admire. For a quiet evening exploring Spanish art, we recommend 5 museums that have put either their stunning permanent collections or special exhibits online for everyone to discover.
Travel through time and space without having to move from your sofa and enjoy magnificent Spanish artworks!
¤Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao
After the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao, the Museo de Bellas Artes is the second largest and most visited museum in the Basque Country and one of the richest Spanish museums outside of Madrid
¤Museo del Prado, Madrid
As we previously explained for its 100th anniversary on one of our previous posts, the Museo del Prado is the main Spanish National Art Museum It is widely considered to have one of the world’s finest collections of European Art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, and the single best collection of Spanish Art.
¤Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid
This is Spain’s Natural History Museum and has things for all ages to discover.
¤Museo Picasso: Barcelona and Malaga
-The Museo Picasso Málaga is a museum in Malaga, the city where the artist was born. It opened in 2003 and has 285 works donated by members of Picasso’s family.
-The Museo Picasso located in Barcelona houses one of the most extensive collections of Picasso’s artworks. With 4,251 works exhibited the museum has one of the most complete permanent collections. This museum particularly reveals Picasso’s relationship with the city of Barcelona, a relationship that was shaped in his youth and adolescence and continued until his death.
¤Teatro Museo Dalí, Figueres
This museum is located in in his home town of Figueres. The heart of the museum is the town’s theatre that Dalí knew as a child. It was where one of the first public exhibitions of young Dalí’s art was shown, today, he is buried in a crypt below the stage.
We hope these virtual visits inspire creative thoughts and bring joy!