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Hotels in Spain: An Ideal Holiday for Art Lovers

Spain has earned itself a well-deserved reputation as a haven for art enthusiasts. Many great artists, including Pablo Picasso, El Greco and Diego Velázquez called Spain home and there are numerous museums and exhibits showcasing its world-famous art.

Enjoying an excursion to see these artworks in person is not expensive, making the experience all the more pleasurable. You will find there are plenty of affordable hotels in Spain that are ready and willing to meet your needs, whether you want to enjoy the world-famous art museums of Madrid, the stunning architecture of Barcelona or the avant-garde museums of Bilbao.

Visit the capital for a cultural fix

To see works by many of the Old Masters, including Velazquez, Rembrandt, Rubens, El Greco, Titian, Raphael and Goya, visit the Museo Nacional del Prado, which holds over 8,600 paintings.

In fact, the museum is so large that it is impossible for art enthusiasts to see the entire collection in one day. To save yourself time, it is worth noting the which artworks you would like to see, beforehand, or allot several days for visiting. The hotels in Spain can be found starting from £30 per person per night, from modern complexes to luxury hotels situated in some of the city’s beautiful historical buildings.

The streets of Barcelona will inspire you

While Barcelona merits a visit due to the breathtaking Gaudi architecture showcased throughout the city, it also houses a Picasso Museum with 3,500 of the artist’s earliest works and a Catalan National Art Museum.

Witness Gothic, Renaissance and Romanesque art from the 11th to 18th centuries in the Catalan National Art Museum (MNAC), as well as a spectrum of Catalan art. You’re going to love the price of the Barcelona accommodation, which starts as little as £32 per person per night and can be found by searching for Spain hotels.

Appreciate the modern art in the city of Bilbao

To see a modern and contemporary art museum trot along to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, which holds a a large array of art from the time period of 1945 to now. The museum building, a large curvy structure created from titanium, limestone and glass, sits by the Nervion River.

There are a lot of electronic and installation art forms in the museum, with traditional paintings and sculptures being in the minority and outside, there is a 30-foot-tall puppy topiary, designed by American artist Jeff Koons. Fans of more traditional art might want to visit Bilbao’s Museo de Bellas Artes, which houses a collection that spans the Middle Ages to the 19th century. To stay near the gorgeous historic sector of Bilbao near the Guggenheim Museum, there are boutique hotels to be found from around £45 per person per night.

 

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