World Art Day was proclaimed at a meeting of the UNESCO General Conference in 2019. Art is a very important factor in the culture of all peoples. It is essential for the exchange of knowledge, innovation and creativity within a society. This is why two years ago, UNESCO decided to choose 15 April to commemorate World Art Day every year.

How to celebrate this day?

To celebrate this day, from the Students Global Relocation blog we propose you the best artistic and cultural options in the city of Madrid.

Art Triangle

When we think of art in Madrid, the first thing that comes to mind is the famous Art Triangle. This concept includes the three most famous museums in the city:  Reina Sofía Museum, Prado Museum and Thyssen Bornemisza Museum. They are known as the Art Triangle because of their location and distance from each other. What better plan for World Art Day than to visit the Art Triangle while strolling around Madrid?


Another of the great artistic offerings that has the city of Madrid are its exhibitions. As the capital of the country, the city has a wide range of exhibitions on offer all year round. You’ll never run out of cultural plans in Madrid!

From photography exhibitions to works of art. Some of the best-known places to enjoy exhibitions are Matadero Madrid, Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa and Círculo de Bellas Artes, among others.  You can consult the current exhibitions in the Madrid Exhibition Calendar.

Open-air art

Madrid is a city full of monuments. It is possible to enjoy outdoor art just by taking a stroll through the city centre. Some of the places you can visit are:

  • El Retiro Park: El Retiro Park is not only the green lung of Madrid, but it also offers art and sport options. Among the artistic and cultural offers of the park, we find Palacio de Velázquez and Palacio de Cristal.
  • La Almudena Cathedral: the Almudena Cathedral is the Cathedral of the city of Madrid. It has a museum dedicated to the patron saints of the city: the Virgin of the Almudena and San Isidro Labrador.
  • Temple of Debod: it is an Egyptian temple from the 2nd century B.C. that can be visited in the Cuartel de la Montaña Park. This temple was donated to Spain by the Egyptian government in 1968.

Now that we have shown you some of the endless cultural offerings in Madrid, you have no excuse to stay at home. Happy World Art Day!


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