A total of 16 museums of different autonomous communities managed by the Ministry of Culture and Sports will open its doors for free this Saturday, October 12 and eight of them will expand their schedule, on the occasion of the National Holiday Day.
This initiative will include, among others, the Prado National Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum and the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum, as reported by the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
In Madrid, you can also visit the National Archaeological Museum, the Costume Museum, the National Museum of Decorative Arts, the Sorolla Museum, the National Museum of Anthropology, the Cerralbo Museum, the Museum of Romanticism and the Museum of America for free.
The National Museum of Roman Art in Merida joins this initiative; the Altamira Museum, in Santillana del Mar (Cantabria); the National Museum of Underwater Archeology ARQUA, in Cartagena (Murcia); the Greco Museum and Sephardic Museum, in Toledo; the National Museum of Ceramics and Sumptuary Arts 'González Martí', in Valencia; and the National Museum of Sculpture and Museum Casa de Cervantes, in Valladolid.
For its part, the National Library of Spain will give free access from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to the General Reading Room, usually reserved for users and researchers. Also, in the Antechamber, visitors can see the 'Book of hours' by Carlos V.
Eight of these centers will also expand their opening hours year extraordinarily
Likewise, eight of these centers will also extend their opening hours an extraordinary year, six of them until 8:00 p.m., such as the National Archaeological Museum, the Museum of America, the National Museum of Anthropology, the National Museum of Underwater Archeology, the National Ceramics Museum and the Sorolla Museum; and the Museum of Romanticism and the Museum of Altamira until 6 pm.
Musical activities and children's workshops will also be organized
In addition, the Museum of America will offer in its rooms between 11.30 and 13.30 hours 'microrecitals' of guitar performed by Luis Alejandro García, an initiative entitled 'Ties on the Atlantic'.
At the National Museum of Underwater Archeology, the Carthagonova Polyphonic Coral will perform at 12.00 a Habaneras and Songs of the Sea recital, which will be open to the public until the capacity is reached, while the prehistoric workshop 'Deer hunters' will show at the Museum of Altamira how it was hunted in the Upper Paleolithic, as well as the resources that were used to develop hunting instruments such as azagayas and spearheads.