Hosting some of the most valuable collections of European, Museo del Prado is actually a large royal court, with angular design, stone columns and the main entrance framed by huge stairs. In the museum are available to the public over 8600 paintings, 5,000 drawings, 2,000 prints, 1,000 coins and medals and 700 sculptures and fragments.
Permanent collections: Illustrating the cultural movements of the 12th century to early 19th century, the museum is extremely valuable madreste a permanent collection of the main European masters - Velasquez, Francisco Goya, El Greco, Botticelli, Raphael.
Exceptional works: The most popular permanently exhibited in the museum's masterpiece is the work of Las Meninas, Diego Velasquez Spaniel artist. Besides the fact that the artist has committed its own museum collection, he helped to enrich the collections and the Prado in acquiring several Italian papers.
By Maria Morari
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