Fundación Mapfre Madrid

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Fundación Mapfre – Curated perfection

Madrid has many art spaces owned by big businesses and run as non-profits. Fundación Mapfre (Sala Recoletos) is one of my favourites, mostly because they have excellently curated exhibitions that are always very well lit and hung. At a reasonable 3 euros, I can think of few better ways to spend an hour or so. It is housed in a beautiful “palacete” – these little palaces are very typically Madrileño and near Plaza de Colón, so very central.

The ticket office is in the courtyard, but buying online is a good idea if you plan to go on a weekend, as it gets busy on Saturdays and Sundays as locals love it, (although you won’t see many tourists here!)

In the basement there is a permanent collection of works by Catalan genius Joan Miró, who could do no wrong in my opinion! There is also a very attractive shop to buy postcards or prints of your favourite pieces.

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Paseo de Recoletos 23, Madrid

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Opening Times

Mon 17:00 - 21:00, Tue - Sun 11:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00


Entry: € 3


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)