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St. Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts

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Address: Alcala, 13, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 34 915 240 864
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Small Gallery worth A Visit

Passed away an hour and a half in this gallery.Some fine works of art, mostly Spanish. Good for a visit if you have an hour or so to spare.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Falkirk, United Kingdom

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Passed away an hour and a half in this gallery.Some fine works of art, mostly Spanish. Good for a visit if you have an hour or so to spare.

Thank benny19602015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

After Prado, and other art collections of madrid, this one does not shine. But it is also rather small, if you have time you can safely spend there a pleasant hour.

Thank alonaandsasha
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Fine Arts Museum Building is about 200yards east up the Calle Acala from the Puerta del Sol. Its amongst a row of government buildings and dates from the mid C18th. Enter the building via an archway and the paydesk which doubles as a very small shop is in a room on your left. The collection is up some long... More 

Thank observer2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This museum is free on Wednesdays & free every day to uni students, those under 18 years & over 65 years (proof required). There are 3 floors & you need 2.5 hours to properly appreciate the collection. Works by Goya, Tintoretto, Rubens, Murillo, Braque & Picasso are the highlights. The works are mostly accompanied by descriptions in Spanish & English,... More 

Thank suzziej
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Do not neglect this if you are an art lover. This is fourth of the best museums in Madrid and has an excellent collection.

Thank Roger T
Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I you want to havea quiet moment with Arcimboldo, El Greco, Zurbaran, and especially Goya - this is the place!

Thank 289Piotr
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I highly recommend this place to visit. I think it is free on Wednesdays and you can see a of of Master's paintings. Beautiful building too.

Thank chubchub2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This museum is truly fantastic. Its full of magnificent art. Its also alot smaller than some of the mega museums in Madrid. Its a great smaller alternative to the humangous Prado museum. I will visit again.

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This museum has an excellent collection of mostly Spanish art as you would expect. It has some unusual pieces such as paintings of George Washington and Napolean on the same wall. Early Goya paintings were interesting to view. The only problems were some paintings had no information and most had artist and date listed but no description.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

An absolutely fantastic three floors of amazing paintings and sculpture by some of the Renaissance periods best. See Goya, Ruben, Greco and Picasso. And so much more. The first floor houses a collection of bronze plates used by Goya in his aguafuente process. For 6€ plus 2€ more for a temporary Picasso exhibit, this is an amazing collection.

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