Museo Nacional del Prado [Madrid, Spain]
Museo Nacional del Prado is Spain‘s national art gallery and features one of the world’s finest collections of European art. The collection is, put simply, huge; numbering around 7,600 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 4,800 prints and 8,200 drawings and is one the most visited art galleries in the world and is an absolute must for art-lovers everywhere.
Constructed in the early 19th century the museum houses works by some of Spain’s most famous painters including Francisco de Goya, Diego Velázquez and El Greco as well as works by foreign masters such as Titian, Hieronymus Bosch and Peter Paul Rubens.
Amongst the most famous pieces in the museum are El Greco’s The Nobleman with his Hand on his Chest, Velázquez’s , Las Meninas, or The Family of Felipe IV, Goya’s The Third of May 1808 in Madrid: the executions on Principe Pio hill and Raphael’s The Cardinal, all instantly recognisable and lauded the world over.
Address: Paseo del Prado, s/n
Opening Times: Mon – Sat: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Price: General Admission: 14 € Pensioners 7 € Students & Children: Free: Mon – Sat: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Free Sun: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Free
Gallery (click to enlarge)
written by: Jon