Spain is a country with a rich artistic and cultural heritage. The legacy of some of the world´s most important masters has resulted in a great national conscience of the Spanish culture. Among the 1400 museums that can be found in Spain many different artistic and scientific disciplines are represented.
Probably the first things that come to mind when thinking about museums are paintings and sculptures. Lovers of plastic arts will be delighted when visiting the Prado Museum in Madrid, which holds one of the world's most important art collections. No matter how deep your knowledge of painting is, there is no reason for missing the chance to see the original works of the Spanish painters who made history such as Goya, Velázquez or Durero. Other classics are the Salvador Dalí Museums in Catalonia; the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, which is dedicated to visual arts in the XX century; the modern Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid and the Thyssen Museum, which keeps paintings from the period between the XIII and the XX century.
Among the archeological museums some of the most remarkable are the National Archeological Museum with a large collection of the Iberian Peninsula, Greek and Egypt; the Tarragona National Archeological Museum and Seville's Archeological Museum with pre-historic, ancient and middle ages pieces.
Historical and Anthropological Museums are a great place to learn about Spain’s glorious and rich history. The Museo de América in Madrid holds objects, art and archeological pieces brought to Spain from the XVI century onwards. The National anthropoligical Museum in Madrid keeps pieces from the five continents. Other excellent sources of historical knowledge are the several military museums -that can be found in almost all provinces- as well as the customs and ancient objects museums. The houses of several renowned artists have been transformed into museums to illustrate their lifestyle and their work inspirations. Casa de Machado Museum in Segovia, Casa del El Greco in Toledo and García Lorca in Grenada are a must.
Other excellent museums that could be less popular but they worth a visit are the Wax Museum in Madrid, the Football Museum in Barcelona and the Investigation Museum in Altamira or the Miramón Science Museum in San Sebastián, among plenty of other options.
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