Madrid has reopened its museums to the public, according to a Reuters report. 

On March 12 2020, the museums were closed as part of the country’s measure to curb the coronavirus spread. 

Madrid’s museums, Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza were opened to the public after the city has been on lockdown for almost three months. 

Many visitors, according to Reuters, have “noted how quiet the museums are”.

The museums are major tourist spots in Madrid that people noticed how quiet it had become.

Both Prado and Reina Sofia are not yet fully opened, but some of its popular masterpieces are already on display, which includes the works of Velazquez and Goya and Picasso’s Guernica. 

One masters student, Alejandro Elizalde became emotional because of the Prado’s reopening, he said, “I was really looking forward to coming back. To see how it has come back to life makes me very emotional”. 

Healthy and safety measures are still observed in the museums, including social distancing, reduced capacity of people and timed tickets for visits. Staff took visitors’ temperatures in Prado. 


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