AFP reports 2011 attendance figures for Spain’s top museums:
The private Thyssen-Bornemisza, which displays works by artists ranging from El Greco to Picasso, posted the biggest rise in visitor numbers of the three museums that make up the Spanish capital’s so-called “Golden Triangle of Art”. It drew 1,070,390 visitors, a 30.4 percent jump over the previous year and the biggest number since the museum opened its doors in 1992. […]
Spain’s top modern art museum, the Reina Sofia which houses Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica, drew 2,705,529 visitors in 2011, a 17 percent increase over the previous year, it said in a statement.
The Prado Museum, which houses works from before the 20th century, received the most visitors of the three but its rise over the previous year was the smallest.
It drew 2,911,767 visitors, a 6.6 percent increase over 2010 with the majority of visitors, 59 percent, from outside of Spain. […]
The Guggenheim Bilbao in northern Spain also saw an uptick in visitors. It was visited by 962,358 people last year, a rise of 1.0 percent which the museum said in a statement surpassed its expectations.