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works by Francisco Goya, the single most extensively
        WORLD-CLASS ART  PRADO MUSEUM                         Greco, Peter Paul Rubens, Titian, and Diego Velázquez,
                                                              represented artist, as well as by Hieronymus Bosch, El

                                                              are some of the highlights of the collection.
                                                              The collection currently comprises around 8200 drawings,
                                                              7600 paintings, 4800 prints, and 1000 sculptures,
                                                              documents. As of 2012, the museum displayed about
         The Bicentenary of the Museo del Prado               in addition to many other works of art and historic
                                                              1300 works in the main buildings, while around 3100
                                                              works were on temporary loan to various museums and
         The Museo del Prado opened to the public on 19       official institutions.
         November 1819 as a Royal Museum of Painting and      The Prado is home to works by some of the Spanish
         Sculpture. In 2019, we celebrate our Bicentenary a   Golden Age leading painters including Ribera, Zurbarán,
         commemoration that will reveal the path covered since   Murillo, and the great Velázquez, whose masterpieces
         1819 until today. On this special occasion, we wish to   Las Meninas and The Seamstresses hang here. In the
         reflect on the future and the forthcoming challenges for   Goya galleries you’ll find an array of works by the great
         this and the other great Museums of ancient painting:   artist, from the tapestry cartoons he made for the Royal
         the need to attract social groups that traditionally are   Tapestry Factory to the Black Paintings he painted on the
         not attracted by the collections, to encourage gender   walls of his house La Quinta del Sordo (Deaf-Man’s Villa).
         and minority research studies or the challenges caused   The rooms devoted to 19th-century art feature pieces
         by overcrowding. The Prado Museum is one of the most   by Fortuny, Federico, Raimundo Madrazo and Joaquín
         visited sites in the world, and it is considered one of   Sorolla, the Valencian artist whose wonderful house-
         the greatest art museums in the world. The numerous   museum is also found in the city.

         The Museo del Prado, Goya Galleries, Majas ©Museo Nacional del Prado

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