Attractions near Atocha
So, you’re all settled into your room, studio or apartment, and it’s time to take a look around the city.
It’s probably best to start at the attractions.
We’re lucky enough to have one of the world’s biggest modern art museums right on our doorstep – Reina Sofía.
Specializing in 20th-century pieces, it mainly shows Spanish art, with incredible collections by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró.
They often have temporary exhibitions as well, so make sure you check out their website to see what’s showing at the moment.
You could spend hours taking everything in, but make sure you leave enough time to visit Museo del Prado too.
It only takes 20 minutes to walk there from Urban Campus, Atocha, and it’s well worth it – it’s one of the world’s most prestigious art museums, with a mind-blowing collection of European art.
With paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings, there are around 1,300 pieces on display at once, including Velázquez’s masterpiece ‘Las Meninas’.