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St. Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts

Alcala, 13, 28014 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
34 915 240 864
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Ranked #42 of 434 attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando   Calle Alcala, 13  Tel: 915-240-864 Bellas Artes   Hours:  Tuseday to Sunday: 10:00 - 15:00 h... more »
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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts is one of my favorite museums. Few people visit it because the majority of tourists to Madrid do not even know that it exists. I see it every time we visit Madrid because it is a storeroom of great art. You can see Goyas and Sorollas here, as well as many other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Thanks for being so hospitable on Wednesdays. I visited you this Wednesday and I was surprised I didn't have to pay an entrance fee. Thanks for letting me see your great collection for free!! I enjoyed my visit. It took quite a while because your exhibition is fabulous. I truly needed time to explore your museum because of its wonderful... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

It is not the most famous museum in Madrid but it is one of my favourites. Very classy, a lot of good work of arts, and also the surprise you get. You expect Prado to be something great but this museum, unheard of by some of the travellers gained my admiration.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The centrally-located Royal Academy of Fine Arts has a large collection, primarily featuring works by Spanish artists who trained there, including Goya. It has a few excellent pieces, but many were only so-so and the overall presentation seemed a bit lifeless. Even though the museum is free to all on Wednesdays, it was quiet and uncrowded and it took less... More

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London, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I visited the St Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts (museum) as part of my 8 full-day visit to Madrid and enjoyed it quite bit - I am surprised that it doesn't feature higher on the Trip Advisor attraction 'hit list' as the permanent collection is varied in nature and often of high quality. This museum deserves to be better... More

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Few people ever see the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts, so it is always quiet there. We saw the special exhibition of sculpture that Anton Raphael Mengs was able to acquire in Italy. They were plaster casts of famous Roman sculptures. Mengs brought them to Spain so that art students could study them. There were 38 of these... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The museum concentrates on paintings and sculpture by Spanish artists, displayed over three floors. I went on a Sunday afternoon just an hour or so before closing and there were very few other people there. I found just over an hour to be enough for the visit. For me the highspot of the visit was their collection of Goyas. Because... More

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Cadiz, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Our guide in Madrid suggested us to visit this museum which undoubtedly had a glorious past. We enjoyed paintings of wonderful artists and personalities that are not displayed in the Prado Museum.:The portraits of the legendary Prime Minister of Spain, Manuel Godoy, the excellent portrait of Farinelli by Amicomi, the monks of Zurbaran, the only Arcimboldo in Spain, all the... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Most of the art pieces are great work of art. 2 pieces are stunning. As for the so called modern art, I find it challenging to appreciate, thou the artist was a students of fine art academy; just my view. This fine art chamber was not open to many and only selected few, I guess I was lucky to be... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This museum only a short walk from the Hotel de las Letras focused on Spanish artists who trained at the St. Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Goya was prominently represented as was Zubaran. There were many other Spanish artists that we were not aware of but found to be very good. If you have been to the Prado and... More

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