Considered an important landmark from Madrid's rich art history, the Museo Nacional del Prado exhibits paintings by Goya, ... More
Considered an important landmark from Madrid's rich art history, the Museo Nacional del Prado exhibits paintings by Goya, Velázquez, Murillo, Zurbarán, El Greco, Ribera, Titian, Boticelli, Tintoretto, El Bosco, Rubens, Van Dyck, Poussin and Durer. Carlos III commissioned Juan de Villanueva to design this beautiful building, which was converted into an art gallery in 1819. In July of 2005, the Council of Ministers approved an expansion plan which increased the museum's total space by 50 percent, and allowed for 500 more works of the permanent collection to be showcased. On October 30, 2007, the annex opened with a collection of 19th-century Spanish artwork which enabled the Prado to reclaim its glory as a crown jewel of Europe. Come for the art; stay for the architecture.
This is the only museum in Europe devoted exclusively to Pre Columbian cultures. Housed in a Gothic palace, its collection
is one of the finest of its kind and gives visitors an insight into the rich world of the ...
The Sorolla Museum was once the home and studio of Valencian painter Joaqua Sorolla. His widow donated the property to
the state and over 300 canvasses and thousands of drawings can be viewed today.
Different ethnic groups and civilizations from around the world are described and explained through displays of their everyday objects, clothes,
weapons, and ceremonial practices. The collections are divided into geographical areas, with rooms devoted to the Philippines, Asia (Hindu, ...