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“One of the Nicest Museums in Madrid”

Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
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Denver
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“One of the Nicest Museums in Madrid”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

What a great collection of various artists in an old building. Very few tourists made this a welcome break. Old and new paintings, and objets d'arte.

Visited February 2013
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Malaga, Spain
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“A Very Good Museum”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Whenever I go to Madrid, I always visit the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Its art collection is one of the best. I especially likethe Goya paintings. Most of the famous artists who worked in Spain are represented in this museum. I also enjoyed seeing the paintings of Vicente Lopez, who worked in Valencia.

There are very few people who visit this great museum. So you can see the art quietly and concentrate on what you see. We have also talked to some of the people who work in the museum and they have been very knowledgeable about the art in the museum. This museum is always educational for me.

Visited December 2012
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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“Glad we Explored this Museum”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

We had no idea what to expect, well worth a visit, great works of art, if you like religious paintings plenty to choose from, if you like classic art this is not to be missed.

Visited January 2013
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London. England
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“Great art in manageable quantities with less crowds”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

The Museum of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts is just up the street from Plaza del Sol and includes some great works by such as Tintoretto, Bassano, Velasquez's contemporary Zurbaran, Rubens, Goya and many modern masters. Closed on Mondays but free on Wednesdays.

Visited October 2012
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“With the pleasure to stay away from the crowd”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

If you want to relax in a place with few tourists and appreciate a nice building with fine paintings this is it.
Unknown to many tourists it is a palace of the beginning of 18th century which houses a museum reopened in 1986 containing over 1400 paintings (and sculptures and drawings) from 16th to 20th century.
The first and second floor are more interesting. The permanent collection has paintings of Goya, Ribera, Arcimboldo (his only painting in Spain), Rubens, Van Loo. There is also a series of beautiful portraits by Vincente Lopez representing the 19th century. Everything with the pleasure to stay away from the crowd of more famous museums.

Visited July 2012
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