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Tourists fill Spanish museums 7 days a week

7 February, 2024

In 2023, Spanish museums like El Prado, Guggenheim or Thyssen reached record levels, with crowds exceeding pre-pandemic levels. Visiting the museum has become common for many tourists who come to Spain from all over the world to discover its cultural and artistic heritage.

A total of 3,241,263 people visited El Prado in 2023, i.e. 800,000 more than in 2013, a decade earlier. The Sorolla Museum sold 344,799 tickets, 40% more than in 2022. At the turn of the century, the Sorolla received 100,000 visits. The Guggenheim in Bilbao, the Reina Sofía, the National Heritage centres and the museums in Malaga have also presented their best figures ever.

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The Museo Nacional Thyssen Bornemisza exceeded one million visitors and the Royal Collections Gallery sold 336,058 tickets in the second half of 2023. What’s more, the Prado has a younger public: 35% of visitors are between 18 and 34. Women (57%) and people with higher education (81%) also abound.