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Prado Museum, Arts and culture, Madrid, Community of Madrid
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The Prado Museum brings together several masterpieces of European painting.

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The national Prado Museum is one of the biggest galleries in the world. It has the biggest collection of Spanish art, spanning from the 12th to the 19th centuries, with paintings by El Greco, Velásquez, Ribera, Zurbarán, Murillo and Goya. The Flemish School is also well represented, with paintings by Van Der Weyden hanging alongside works by Van Dyck and Bosch. Amongst the Italian masters are Titian, Tintoretto, Raphaël and Botticelli. Don't miss "The Triumph of Bacchus" in the Vélasquez collection. Amongst others, the Goya collection includes "La Maja vestida" and "La Maja desnuda". The Prado Museum occupies an 18th century building, designed by Juan de Villanueva.

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Prado Museum

A statue of Vélasquez at the entrance to the , Prado Museum, Arts and culture, Madrid, Community of Madrid
A statue of Vélasquez at the entrance to the

Vélasquez is one of the main representatives of Spanish painting and considered to be one of the masters of universal painting. Manet was greatly inspired by him.

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The Goya façade of the Prado Museum, Prado Museum, Arts and culture, Madrid, Community of Madrid
The Goya façade of the Prado Museum

The Prado Museum is one of the most beautiful examples of Spanish Neo-Classical architecture.

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The entrance to the museum, Prado Museum, Arts and culture, Madrid, Community of Madrid
The entrance to the museum

The columns and refined lines, which are both straight and symmetrical, perfectly sum up Juan de Villanueva's architectural style.

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The Los Jerónimos door, Prado Museum, Arts and culture, Madrid, Community of Madrid
The Los Jerónimos door

On weekends and during holidays, students access the museum via the Los Jerónimos door.

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Entering the Prado Museum, Prado Museum, Arts and culture, Madrid, Community of Madrid
Entering the Prado Museum

The Prado Museum has three entrances: the Vélasquez door, the Murillo door and the Goya Alta door. The Los Jerónimos door is reserved for groups.

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