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.
Beautiful spanish paintings and other stuff!!! It's a lovely place!!! When i went there, they the Pablo Picasso collection and it was gorgeous but you should go to the museum first and then to see Pablo Picasso's collection so you can compare what he did,I'd definitly go again!!!
An excelent walk between art and history. It shows us famous art works that are worthy of admiration. One of the most important art galleries in the world if you visit it you will not forget it. There are variety of paitings and artists but you can also find some pieces of sculpture. It is a museum you never finish to see because there are counthless rooms and always find some details and nuances in the same work. If you like art it is recomended if you do not maybe it will serve to discover it.
What a great museum to visit. Easy access,great layout and in an area where you can walk to other major museum and churches, and parks full of great artworks. This is a great city for walking from place to place
The Prado is, without a doubt, one of the world's finest art museums and not to be missed when visiting Madrid. It's a great way to learn about Spanish artists and view works by masters from all over the world. I spent a month in Madrid and visited quite often. This is a great place to go in the heat of summer to get inside a nice air conditioned environment. I found the lines weren't bad at all during siesta time when everything else is closed. It is my favorite time to go.
You can enjoy all the masterpieces of El Greco, Goya, Velazquez, Murillo, talking about the spanish artists.
I recomend to spend a little more time also taking a look into the El Bosco paintings, they are good but strange for the time he painted them. You will see.
At teh very beginning of the tour in the Museum you can see and enjoy the master piece of Frangelico, La Anunciaci�n a la Virgen Mar�a.
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