If you want to take a cultural trip in Madrid, we advice you to rent an apartment in Madrid center this spring. During the month of May and around the world, we will celebrate the existence of museums with a lot of special activities dedicated to make us realize how important those collective spaces of memory are. And Spain is not an exception, so one of the main events in Madrid in May is the Museum Day.

The celebration of the International Museum Day in Madrid will take on the 18th of May every year since 1977. Originally, this day had been proposed by the ICOM (International Council of Museums) which headquarter is situated in Paris. The idea was very soon adopted by other countries in Europe, Africa and America. In 1992, it has been decided that every year, the exhibition would focus on a particular thematic. This year, it will be the 35th anniversary of the International Museum Day and it will be focus on a theme related with our current world: Museum in a changing world. New challenges, new inspirations.

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In Madrid there are almost 7 museums which take part in this International Museum Day and among them we find the most important around the city like the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum that every year organizes a large program of events dedicated to share with the audience the cultural heritage of the museum. The Sorolla Museum (General Martínez Campos, 37), The Costume Museum (Juan de Herrera, 2), The Museum of the Americas (Reyes Católicos, 6), The Cerralbo Museum (Ventura Rodríguez, 17), The  National Archaelogical Museum of Spain (Serrano,13), The National Museum of Anthropology (Alfonso XII, 68), The National Museum of Decorative Arts (Montalbán, 12) are also taking part in the events so as the famous Prado Museum and the Queen Sofia Museum.

How do those museums celebrate this day? In a first place, the museums use to give free entrance to the audience on the 18th of May and the opening hours are widening. Besides, exhibitions in relation with the central thematic or activities are also organized. The aim of those activities is to attract people to museums. Some of the activities that you will be able to participate in on the International Museum Day are: concerts, educational workshops, lectures, guided visits…

If you want to discover by yourself all those activities, you should already look for a holiday rental apartment per days in Madrid, because many people will go to celebrate the International Museum Day in Madrid.

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