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St. Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts

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Address: Alcala, 13, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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A wonderful art museum & free on Wednesdays

We spent over two hours enjoying the numerous paintings and sculptures at the museum. The museum is free eac Wednesday. There are many Goya paintings, sketches and personal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Diane K
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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837 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent over two hours enjoying the numerous paintings and sculptures at the museum. The museum is free eac Wednesday. There are many Goya paintings, sketches and personal notes. The museum covers three floors - becoming more modern as you get to the top. A lovely visit.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The Museum is part of the facilities of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of St. Fernando. Located in the center of Madrid, is better known because it was attended by artist like Dali or Picasso just to mention some. To me the most interesting thing of this Museum is the fact that is hosting the institucion called Calcografia Nacional,... More 

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Thank faustino101
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

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.

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Thank benny19602015
Israel
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106 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 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 

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 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 

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Thank suzziej
Naples
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48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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.

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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!

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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.

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280 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
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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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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