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Madrid attractions: the Prado Museum, Spain

 
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Prado Museum is included in the top 10 most beautiful museums in the world. It was inaugurated in 1819. The museum is located in a building from the time of Charles The third.

This building houses the most interesting collections of European art. Even if it was founded as a museum of sculpture and painting it has besides the 8600 paintings and 700 sculptures: 5000 drawings, 2000 posters, 1000 coins and about 2000 decorative objects.

Among the great artists who have exhibited works in this museum we can remember the following: Goya, Velasquez, Ribera, Titian, Boticelli, Tintoretto, Durer and Poussin, Murillo, Zurbaran, El Greco. The most famous work of art you can find here is "Las Meninas" by Velasquez.

 

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Madrid, SpainIf you’re looking for an exotic European holiday with equal amounts of cultural exposure and wild fun, look no further than Madrid. The Spanish capital is a large, sprawling, contemporary as well as historical metropolis that will provide you with many opportunities for light hearted entertainment as well as serious sightseeing. April and May are the best time to visit, since summers are too hot and winters can get uncomfortably cold. Traditionally, the people of Madrid would shut down their shops for siestas during the hot afternoons, but this is no longer a common practice, except with the smaller shops.  Art buffs throng to the... Read more »

 
 
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Short trip to the Escorial Palace, Madrid - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
The Escorial Palace is located in the Madrid region 50 km from it. It is a huge building-sized, with a imposing past made to commemorate the victory of the Battle of San Quintin Its construction started in 1563 under the command of King... Read more »

A visit to Santiago Bernabeu stadium - Jun 23, 2009, by Tudi
The gallery above is from April 2008, during my trip through Spain. I ended up in Madrid for a couple of days, visiting some friends, without any real travelling plan. As a football fan though, it's hard to visit Madrid and not feel the... Read more »

About Royal Palace in Madrid for visitors - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
The Royal Palace is one of the main tourist attractions of the city of Madird and the largest palace in Western Europe. The palace is the official residence of the king of Spain and his family, but is used only at official ceremonies, while... Read more »

 
 

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