Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid

4.5
#17 of 63 in Museums in Madrid
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. Using our international travel planner, Madrid attractions like Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
map
Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando Tours
Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
324 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • August 8, 2017
    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.
    View original
  • July 27, 2017
    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.
    View original
  • July 24, 2017
    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!
    View original
Google
  • 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!!!
  • 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.
  • not as much visited by tourists as the other major art museums of Madrid, but has a great variety of art and sculpture in a quieter, more serene atmosphere. Well-worth the visit.
  • This museum is often overlooked by those flocking to the Prado or Thyssen-Bornemisza. Although it is much smaller, it is well worth a visit for the variety and interest of its collection - the Spanish artists are at the core, as you would expect (including world-class paintings by Goya, Zubaran, Ribera, Gris, Rusinol) sitting within a broader range of works, including Tintoretto and Rubens, and temporary displays by contemporary members of the Academy. The museum is free on Wednesdays.
  • Great collection. If you are lucky, you will be able to observe how they restore some of the art pieces.

Plan your trip to Madrid

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Madrid

The Spanish capital is known for its array of distinct neighborhoods each with its own appeal. An affordable and easy-to-navigate metro system, which makes it is easy to get around Madrid gives you more flexibility in choosing where to stay. Perhaps the most popular choice is Puerta del Sol, the heart of the city center and one of the main tourist attractions with its numerous shops, affordable hotels, and restaurants. Close by is Gran Via street, one of the city's main arteries, which is also home to a number of hotels. A short walk from here is Plaza España where the city's most iconic landmarks lie, including the Royal Palace and the Teatro Royal. For somthing outside the traditional tourist areas, consider staying in La Latina or Malasaña, two bohemian neighborhoods that offer a wide range of eclectic shops, quaint cafes, and lively bars.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Madrid by other users

9 days in Spain BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in London & Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA March, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Spain BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Spain BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Europe BY A USER FROM PERU October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Madrid BY A USER FROM PERU October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Europe BY A USER FROM PERU October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Europe BY A USER FROM PERU October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Madrid, Barcelona & South of Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in Europe & Middle East BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans