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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, SpainAfter the 11th Century, Madrid became part of the European medieval landscape and during the early years was part of a Spanish land that was split into two kingdoms, neither of which had Madrid as their capital city.  For this reason, the city lacked international prominence for most of the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries, although the 15th century saw the time of Spanish global dominance in the world with the melding of the two kingdoms into one as well as the rise of prominence in the status of Madrid.  Even so, it was not until 1561 that Madrid became the official capital of Spain, a role which it has held ever since.  In the 17th, 18th... Read more »

 
 
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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 »

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 »

 
 

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