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Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando

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Address: Calle Alcala 13, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Great building and 3 floors of art and sculptures, information in English. 5 minutes from Puerto del Sol and Gran Via, free on Wednesdays (10-3). Goya, Rubens, Ribero, some modern... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great building and 3 floors of art and sculptures, information in English. 5 minutes from Puerto del Sol and Gran Via, free on Wednesdays (10-3). Goya, Rubens, Ribero, some modern art including a Picasso drawing. Lift available for wheelchair users.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We were fortunate to join a guided tour which was incredibly instructive. We were so impressed by the guide that we will hire him as a private guide for a future trip.this place is a hidden gem, it has the biggest collection of Goyas outside of El Prado.

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Thank Jarb46
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

A lot of tourists skip this museum, and thats a shame. There are a lot of great art here, and you find the mest painting, Goya ever made in this museum. Don't miss it.

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Thank HanneOl
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Right in downtown Madrid, this small museum gives you an accurate view of painting from the Acadenia point of view. It means that paintings are selected according to criteria which have been changing over time. More than 1,400 paintings, 1,300 sculptures and 15,000 drawings, plus the complete history of graphic art in Spain provide you with the means for a... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

There is a large collection...not all of it totally remarkable,but the highlights are the wonderful paintings by Goya and the astonishing Archimboldo . It was worth coming here just for these. In addition there are some other treats; a portrait of Magellan, and another of George Washington, a delightful Zurbaran and in the modern collection, some good works by Sorolla... More 

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Moorpark, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We loved every minute spent in this lovely museum that features two full rooms of Goya paintings and drawings and letters. The museum is well laid out, quiet, and full of beautiful art with works by Cano, Zurbaran, Titian, Rubens, Murillo, Rivera, Bassano, Van Dyck, El Greco, Sorolla, etc. If you're only familiar with Goya's dark paintings, you'll be surprised... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (€8 per person) near Puerto del Sol is a much overlooked art museum where you can view a large number of masterpieces by the same artists which fill the gallery rooms of Madrid's world famous museums, Prado and Thyssen. Opening hours are 10-3pm (Tues - Sun) but closed on Mondays. First and foremost this... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

It is a not very known museum, it is located in Madrid centre. Close to Puerto del sol. Used to be de beaux arts, school of Spain were from Velazquez to Goya were part of it. An of course all sXIX, artist. It have a grate an rare collection, from the master painters, to sculptures. It is an amazing museum,... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This gallery was just a few doors down from our hotel and as it was open till quite late we popped in on our way out for dinner. Fascinating pieces and some impressive sculptures. A well laid out gallery with numerous floors.

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England
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Lots of wonderful art and, to rest between viewing, the most comfortable sofas rest on. Well worth a visit and every item is listed in English.

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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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