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One of the most important art galleries in the world, the museum was designed by architect Juan de Villanueva in 1785. It was first opened to the public in November 1819. The catalog of the museum was published in the same year. The museum has 1510 paintings in its first collection and today there are 8600 paintings, 5000 drawings, 2000 carved prints, 1000 coins and medals, many sculptures, furniture and articles.
In the Collection of the Museum: Valezquez’s “Las Meninas” and “The Triumph of Bacchus”, “The Adoration of the Shepherds” where El Greco describes his own funeral, “The Three Graces” from Rubens’s recent works, “Goya Collection” approach the subject of nudity taboo, Fra Angelico’s “Virgin Mary Annunciate” and many other important works.
The museum is open between Tuesday and Sunday from 09:00 to 20:00. The full ticket is 15 and the discounted ticket is 7.5 Euro.