Free Things to Do in Madrid

By Erin R, January 2013

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While Madrid is far from being a pricey city, consider saving your euros for souvenirs and a soccer game by instead hiting up some of these free-of-charge sights.


Madrid has no shortage of museums, but when it comes to visiting them, best to do it strategically. Indeed, most have special hours during which you can enter without paying a cent. Visit the Prado Museum — and its masterpieces by greats like Goya and Velázquez — price-free Tuesday through Saturday starting at 6pm, and on Sunday starting at 5pm. Modern art more your style? Stop by the Reina Sofia Monday through Friday between 7pm and 9pm, Saturday between 2:30pm and 9pm, or Sunday between 10am-7pm. Finally, get a dose of Impressionism at the somewhat-hidden home-meets-museum, Museo Sorolla, which is free to enter on Saturdays after 2pm.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Madrid Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Madrid.

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