Museo Nacional del Prado Madrid is one of the world’s best art museums and housing the best collection of Spanish art. Open 10am-8pm daily except Sundays and holidays when it’s open 10am-7pm.
Museums: Among many in in this city three art museums stand out – the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, all featuring paintings and all in the Golden Triangle of Art on Paseo del Prado.
For something different Museo de America has Latin American artefacts and Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas has an interesting collection of interior goodies.
The tiny Museo Sorolla is charmingly set in Sorolla’s former home.
Classical Music: Auditorio Nacional.
Dance/Opera: Teatro Real, Teatro Albeniz, Teatro de la Zarzuela.
Theatre: Some good theatre, but naturally in Spanish – try Teatro de la Comedia, Teatro Maria Guerrero or Teatro Alfil if you’re up to it.