those that will open for free on Saturday in Madrid

This weekend arrives loaded with events in the capital. In addition to the activities scheduled for the San Isidro celebrations and the opening of the municipal swimming pools, several museums in the city will open on Saturday night. Admission will be completely free as this nocturnal opening is held within the framework of the European Night of Museums. In addition, there will be activities such as concerts, workshops and all kinds of cultural events until midnight.

He Prado Museum It will be one of the art galleries that can be visited during the night of May 13. The event will start at 8:30 p.m. and end at 12:30 a.m.. Although this is not going to be the only opportunity to see the Prado at night in 2023, this time it will open the rooms on the ground floor of the Villanueva building to the public. In the previous nocturnal openings of the museum, the queues have been enormous, so we recommend that you come early and be patient.

What other museums will open for Museum Night?

Editorial credit: CaixaForum

But the Prado will not be the only participant in this edition of the Night of the Museums. Other spaces like the Costume Museum, the CaixaForum, the Cerralbo Museum, the Sorolla Museum or the Museum of Romanticism They will also be open until 00:00 and will host different activities.


The CaixaForum exhibitions can be visited from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and there will also be a concert by Quique Gomez and Curro Serrano. On the other hand, in the National Museum of Anthropology there will also be live music, the room will host the Moroccan group Boudangawho will play music gnawa, a traditional 16th century genre from the Maghreb.


The Cerralbo Museum has joined the Museum of Romanticism to make a joint show. In the morning, the Museum of Romanticism will be set with characters from the time of Elizabeth II, who will wander through the different rooms. After this, from 6:00 p.m. the performance will move to the Cerralbo Museum, where a dance will be performed organized by Madrid’s high society at the end of the 19th century.


The Museo del Traje will organize a series of workshops and activities around zarzuela, it will be possible to visit the store and show how create carnations and lanterns. The National Archaeological Museum will also hold workshops from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and the activities will be based on the different riddles of history.

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