Museo del Prado

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The most important Spanish national art museum is known as the Museo del Prado and it is located in the centre of Madrid city. It boasts of having the finest collections of European art in the world that dates back from the 12th century to the early 20th century. It is based on the former Royal collection of Spain. It is one of the greatest art museums in the world.

One of the greatest art galleries in the world, Museo del Prado is located on the El Paseo del Prado street and is among the most popular cultural sights in Madrid. It has a brilliant display of art works by artists like Goya, Velazquez, Raphael, Rubens and Bosh. The museum is housed in a neo classical building that was opened as a museum in 1819. It has more than 7000 paintings, but only 1500 of them are on display now. If one is an art lover, it would be highly recommended to come with a full day's time. The paintings are exhibited in two buildings: the Villanueva Building and the Cason del been Retiro. Italian, Flemish, German and Spanish artworks can be found here.

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