The Prado Museum reopened on June 6. It features one of the museum’s most notable works of art with a reunion exhibition. On October 27, it reopened Room 56 of the Villanueva building, dedicated to Hieronymus Bosch, and will include a new exhibition that will give a clearer view of the works and make the most of the space. The gallery is enhanced with a professional monitor, which presents an amazing info sequence of works. Some are up to 12 times their original size.
Access is through the Goya entrance (except for those in need of assistance entering the building through friends at the museum and the Geranimos entrance). Visitors then exit through the Murillo entrance, which is adjacent to the botanical garden.
The Prado Museum celebrated its 200th anniversary at the Paseo del Arte, one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. There you will also find the Tyson-Bornemissa and Reina Sofia Museums. Frodo’s Walls features masterpieces from Spain, Italian and Flemish schools, and its collection includes more than 8,600 paintings and more than 700 sculptures, including the third day of May 1808 in Las Meninas and Goya in Velasquez.
Spanish School of Art
The Prado Museum has the world’s largest collection of Spanish paintings. If you are starting your tour in the 11th century, think about the Mozambican murals in the church of San Bodelio di Berlanga, and from there you can go to Bartolomeo Bermejo, Pedro Baguette, Juan de Juanes, or Pinheiro Morales to find a timeline in Spanish. Gothic painting for the Renaissance. Dedicated to El Greco, the gallery showcases his most notable works, such as Night with Hands-on Breasts and the Holy Trinity.
Prado has works by Ribeira, Cerberon, Murillo, and the great Wellesques, leading artists of the Spanish Golden Age. Las Meninas and the tailors are the main works of art here. In the Goya Gallery, you can see many works of the great artist, from the recorded cartoons he made for the Royal Tape Factory to the black paintings he painted on the walls of his house. . Rooms reserved for 19th-century art by Fortune, Federico, Raimundo Madrazo and Valencian artist Joaquin Sorolla.
History of the Museum
The Prado Museum opened on November 10, 1819. Designed by Juan de Villanueva, the building was originally conceived as a laboratory, but with the encouragement of his wife, Maria Isabel of Braganza, King Ferdinand VII decided to use it as a royal museum. Years of personal donations and acquisitions led to a significant expansion of its collection.
At the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, artifacts were taken downstairs and sanded to protect them from bombings. Thereafter, on the recommendations of the League of Nations, they were taken to Valencia and eventually to Geneva headquarters. Shortly after the outbreak of World War II, the collection was brought back to Madrid.
New permanent display
From March 17, 2021, the Museum will present a new permanent exhibition in rooms 100, 101, and 102 of the Vilannuwewa building. Considering the museum’s evolution of architecture as its guide, it offers visitors a survey of more than 200 years of history at Spain’s leading cultural institution. The exhibition consists of 265 items. Introduces visitors to Prado’s rich history, including more than 50 photographs, nine early ones, nine architectural models, documents, postcards, prints, designs, and objects from the museum’s everyday life.
The Vilannuwewa Building Museum has a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures. Designed by modern architect Rafael Moneo, the extension includes temporary exhibitions, renovation workshops, and an auditorium, restaurant, restaurant, and office. A few meters away, adjacent to the El Retiro Park, you will find the museum’s El Casen del Buen Retro. Formerly the dance hall of the El Buan Retro Palace, it is now a library and a reading room for researchers.