Hotel Sterling is situated very close to the main museums in Madrid and some of the buildings full of culture that you can’t miss.

Reina Sofía

In it you will find contemporary and 20th century art, with paintings by Spanish artists like Miró or Picasso and 20th century European artists as well as more recent ones. It is also well-known because of its exhibitions, debates, conferences and other activities.


Private art centre that belongs to baroness Carmen Cervera and her late husband Thyssen-Bornemisza. It exhibits art pieces dating from the 13th century until the 20th century. It holds about 1,000 paintings of different periods.

  • Palacio de Villahermosa, Paseo del Prado 8. (+34) 91 369 01 51
  • More information:

National Library

Located in the Paseo de Recoletos, this building and the adjacent museums were built in 1896. Currently it is home to 26 millions of works published in Spain distributed across its different rooms. The National Museum of Archaeology shares the same building.

  • Paseo de Recoletos, 20.
  • More information:

Real Madrid Museum in the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

The visitor will be able to admire the different trophies, photographs, shirts and titles of the most popular football club in the city, the Real Madrid.

  • Concha Espina 1, Tel. de información: 902 31 17 09
  • More information:

The Prado Museum

It holds an important collection of painting from different centuries, with a special place for 16th to 19th century European artists, with a special mention to Spanish painters like Goya, Velázquez, Murillo or El Greco.

Caixa Forum

This cultural centre belongs to La Caixa Foundation, it is home to different temporal exhibitions of different art disciplines.

Sorolla Museum

Built in honour of the famous painter Sorolla, it also holds collections of architecture, sculpture or ceramics of other artists.

Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando

It is home to several paintings by Spanish artists as well as sculptures and architectural works.

  • C/ Alcalá, 13, Telephone: +34 91-524 08 64
  • More information:

National Archaeology Museum

It contains different rooms that exhibit different works of arts from Spain and different countries.

  • Calle Serrano 13, between the Plaza de la Independencia (Puerta de Alcalá) and Plaza de Colón.
  • More information:

In the Madrid region

The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial

It´s a great architectural work with its 33,327m2. It´s situated in the Sierra de Guadarrama, not far from Madrid. There you will find a palace, a church and a monastery.

Alcalá de Henares University

It is a World Heritage Site. Once inside you would think you had gone back in time. Visiting this town on the outskirts of Madrid is worth it.

Royal Palace of Aranjuez

It´s one of the official residencies of the Spanish Royal Family and a national heritage site. It was commissioned by Philip II, but the architect, Juan Bautista de Toledo, died before it could be finished. Two generations went by until Charles III could finish this palace that is today the pride of Aranjuez.

Castle of Manzanares El Real

From it you can enjoy spectacular views over the marsh, the Pedriza of Madrid, one of the largest granitic ranges in Europe and you will also have the chance to enjoy fantastic food.