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Musee Goya

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Address: In the Jardin de l'Eveche, Castres, France
Phone Number: 05-63-71-59-28
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Small but very interesting Spanish art museum

This is really worth a visit. Not just Goya, but art from the medieval period through to 20th century. There was also an exhibition of modern art when we were there which was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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New York, NY.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

A small selection of Goya works and some interesting other Spanish artists make this small museum 'ok' but not great. If visiting Chartres be advised that EVERYTHING closes from 2-6.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

The museum was advertised as the best in Spanish art after the Louvre. There were only a few Goya paintings. The museum covers Medieval art through to the 20th century and exhibits paintings, sculptures and even an armoury room. There is not a lot of cohesion and some paintings look very dark and in need of restoration. On the positive... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

A great building and the gardens in which it sits are beautiful. The inside is dark and the paintings equally so. Don't think you are coming to see Goya's life works, there are very few actual Goya paintings to see - but keep an eye on temporary installations which can be more interesting that the permanent exhibits.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Castres is a nice town but the Goya Museum's name is rather misleading with little to observe but the building is okay.

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This is really worth a visit. Not just Goya, but art from the medieval period through to 20th century. There was also an exhibition of modern art when we were there which was very thought provoking.

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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We came for a day trip in Castres so came the Goya museum. There are some lovely paintings by some famous Spanish artists including Goya and Picasso and although the museum is not that big it still managed to fit some marvellous and big paintings. Although there was only three paintings by Goya which is slightly disappointing given it is... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This museum is small and charming, but don't let yourself be fooled by the name. Its subject is Spanish painters, on which subject it proclaims to be the second museum in France after the Louvre. We counted exactly 2 paintings from Goya in its halls and were hence slightly disappointed.

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Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

In my view a museum is no less interesting if it is small. This is a charming museum, easily navigable and with some interesting paintings. Helpful explanations in English too. Lovely building with charming formal gardens to the rear adjacent to the river. Well worth a visit and the cost is minimal

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Toulouse, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The Goya museum is a pleasant way to pass an hour or so when in Castres, lots of religious art from the fifteen century, not that much Goya as you may expect given the name of the museum. It is inexpensive at 5 euros entrance fee, and the pretty formal gardens at the front are worthy of appreciation.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Coming from Spain and being familiar with Goya (Prado - Madrid) it was a surprise for me. The Musée Goya is an art museum with works by Goya, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo, Ribera and many more. If you could spare 1 or 2 hours, go and have a look.

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