THE PRADO MUSEUM
An entire day could be spent studying Prado’s vast collection of great European masters.
The royal collection of sixteenth and seventeenth century paintings has been relocated to Prado from the palaces of Madrid, and Spanish artists are well represented, with 50 paintings by Velázquez and no fewer than 140 works by Goya. Goya’s legendary Black Paintings, including the unforgettable image of Saturn Devouring his Son, are housed in this eighteenth century neo-classical building. These paintings, which were originally painted directly onto the walls of Goya’s house, Quinta del Sordo (House of the Deaf Man), were transferred onto canvas after his death and donated to the Prado Museum.