Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid

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Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando is an art gallery and the headquarters for the Madrid Academy of Art. Admire its collection of Spanish, Italian, and Flemish paintings, sculptures, drawings, and decorative art. The collection ranges from the 15th century up to the present. Uncover works by great artists such as Rubens, Zurbarán, and Pablo Serrano. Many of the works are products of the academy's current students and notable alumni. The gift shop is well stocked with exceptionally good prints. Use our Madrid trip planning website to arrange your visit to Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando and other attractions in Madrid.
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  • In the Centre, in a historic building is this small Museum of great value by parts of great painters that treasures. A simple and pleasant visit on the route of the Puerta del Sol.
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  • Neoclassical building majestic well preserved and well located, in the Alcalá street next to the Puerta del Sol. Free entrance to many groups. We enjoyed a guided tour with Merche, which gave us a history lesson for two hours. Highly recommended.
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  • A building that exudes art and history in its three plants. With the second best collection of paintings by Goya, after El Prado. USES citicens will find something they will enjoy: A big Washington's portrait!
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  • went to visit during free wednesday, not many people though so it was an enjoyable and quiet visit. Has 3 floors. Might take you 2-3 hours to see everything. The building itself is beautiful too!!!
  • This museum is hardly ever visited. It has a mix of minor artists and the greats like Goya, el Greco and Sorolla amongst others..
  • Substantially more lightly visited than the 'big three' art museums of Madrid, the Real Academia is well-worth a visit. Free the 1st Wednesday of the month, and even then is lightly trafficked. Expect to spend between three and four hours to fully appreciate the collection. Would also be well-worth the admission charge. The collection is particularly strong in 17th through 19th century art.
  • Painting and sculpture are the main attraction in this lovely museum .It has three floors so you better have some time . You can also see the hall of the Spanish Academy .
  • This is a place to visit. Ot will take 2 to 3h the visit. 8 euros for general entrance. In this museum you are alowed to take photos.

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