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The most visited museums in Spain recover from the pandemic

7 June, 2023

The Prado Museum (Madrid) is one of the most visited museums in the world, as seen by the fact that it appears in 13th place in the ranking published by The Art Newspaper, which states that it has received a total of 2.45 million visitors, behind those who came to its doors before the pandemic, but showing a good recovery. Moreover, it is not the only Spanish museum on the list, as the Palacio de Cristal (Reina Sofía) appears in 37th position with 1.31 million visits in 2022.

The next Spanish museum to appear in the aforementioned benchmark ranking is the Guggenheim in Bilbao, in 38th place, which had 1.28 million visits, exceeding the 2019 figure by 10%. Next, and in 41st position, is the Reina Sofía Museum with 1.25 million visits, and in 48th place is the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, with 1.07 million.

A further four museums in Spain feature in the list. Barcelona’s Picasso Museum occupies 70th position with 794,806 visitors (-26%); CaixaForum Madrid (81) with 695,797 visitors and just 3% under 2019; CaixaForum Valencia (86) with 670,655 visitors and the Picasso Museum of Malaga (94), which has already recovered 91% of the Pre-Covid volume (641.216).