Art & Design school trips to Madrid
Madrid offers a majestic city centre full of stunning architecture, bustling streets and a catalogue of breathtaking artistic collections. The city’s three most important art museums are located within walking distance of each other in what is known as the ‘Golden Triangle’. The huge Prado is home to pre 20th century art including extensive works by Rubens, Bosch, Goya and Velázquez. Explore this bustling metropolis or take an excursion to discover the artistic heritage of Toledo and gain an insight into the absorbing depth of Spanish art and culture. Our experienced team can help tailor-make a bespoke itinerary so your Art & Design students get the most out of their tour to Madrid.
- Flight to Madrid
- Museo Reina Sofía
- Evening: Plaza Mayor
- Royal Palace
- Street Art Tour
- Flamenco & Tapas evening
- Mercardo de San Miguel
- Museo del Prado
- Retiro Park
- Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
- Return to UK
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- Great choice for those on a budget
- Right in the heart of Madrid
Hotel Mediodia is conveniently located in the centre of Madrid. The hotel boasts an elegant façade, dating back to 1914, with original stained glass windows and a grand staircase in the entrance.
Location: Sat within the Golden Triangle of Art and just across the road from Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and Puerta de Atocha metro, train and bus stop, the hotel is in a prime position.
Facilities:Free Wi-Fi, vending machines, 24-hour reception and common room.
Accommodation: Rooms are spacious with single and twin room options for staff and double to quadruple are available to students. All rooms are air-conditioned with en-suite facilities.
Meals: Buffet breakfast available.
- Centrally located
- Suitable for groups
This modern and bright hostel is located in the heart of Madrid, surrounded by restaurants and tourist hotspots including the Palacio Real and the Plaza Mayor.
Location: Located in the heart of the centre, very close to some of the most important monuments of the city.
Facilities: Facilities include an on-site cafe/bar area, luggage lockers, a guest kitchen and pool table.
Accommodation: All the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, lockers, security boxes, towels, and finger print devices or keycards for entry to rooms.
Meals: A daily buffet breakfast is served, alongside snacks at the on-site bar.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
Subject Specific Excursions
Reina Sofia Art Museum
Formerly the San Carlos hospital, the Reina Sofia was remodelled in the 1980s, becoming the principle location in Madrid for national and international exhibitions. The permanent collection is almost exclusively of 20th century Spanish art, with works by many of the most important artists, including Picasso’s Guernica.
Palacio Real Madrid
The Royal Palace of Madrid and official residence of the Spanish Royal Family in Madrid, it is the largest building in this city and open for tours.
Street Art Tours & Graffiti Workshops
A two hour guided visit of Madrid’s top underground areas, CALLE Lavapiés, Muros Tabacalera and Urvanity festival. Students can get up close to the works of local street artists with an explanation of the history and techniques of street art. Groups can also have a unique hands-on experience with a two hour graffiti workshop lead by a local street artist.
A grand central plaza located in the centre of Madrid, this was once used for many purposes from football matches to executions and is famous as the stie of Madrid's most famous Christmas Market.
One of the world’s most important museums since it opened in 1819, this massive collection is a testament to the centuries of devoted acquisition by the Spanish monarchy and the church. This neo-classical building, located on one of Madrid’s most attractive street, is home to more than 9000 works of art, mainly paintings, of which only 1500 can be displayed at any one time.
This fabulous collection of paintings is housed in the 19th century Palacio de Villahermosa, which was completely remodelled by Rafael Moneo specifically to be a home to nearly 800 paintings. Begun in 1920, the collection contains fine examples of Italian primitives and works from the English, Dutch and German schools.
Museum of Outdoor Sculpture
Outdoor museum that exhibits a magnificent collection of abstract Spanish sculptures, situated in the Castellana since 1972, under the flyover linking the streets of Juan Bravo and Eduardo Dato.
Monastery of Descalzas Reales
Right in the heart of one of Madrid’s busiest shopping centres, it is the most complete 16th century building in the city. This monastery, which is still home to an enclosed community of nuns holds a superb collection of paintings, with examples of artists work from Titian, Sebastian del Piombo, Liuni, Brueghel, Rubens, Van Cleve, Sanchez and Coello.
A day trip to Toledo is possible from Madrid as it is only one hour’s drive. Toledo is one of the oldest towns in Spain and lies on a granite hill surrounded on three sides by the deep gorge of the river Tagus. The highlights of the town include its cathedral, towering Alcazar and its ring of Gothic and Moorish walls.
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