Having made such a significant contribution to the art world over the centuries, bringing us prominent artists such as Dalí, Goya and Picasso, Spain has long had a tangible connection with art in its many forms. Now you can find some of the world’s greatest art institutions here, showcasing each place’s dedication to a spectrum of art eras and disciplines. See the best exhibitions this country has to offer by seeking out each of these exceptional art museums.
Museo Nacional del Prado
As Spain’s principle museum of art, and one of the three major art galleries that make up Madrid’s Golden Triangle of Art, this is a good place to start if you want to gain insight into the country’s art identity. Explore what’s said to be the world’s best collection of Spanish art and one of the world’s best collections of art from Europe, taking in artworks that date back as far as the 12th century. Behind the museum’s grand facade you’ll find collections such as Spanish paintings up to 1700, Flemish painting and northern schools, and sculpture and decorative arts. The sculpture collection alone contains over 1,000 pieces, and the continual flow of visiting exhibitions adds another layer to the already fascinating offering.
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