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Madrid's Paseo del Prado (04:27)


The Paseo del Prado is a beautiful promenade in Madrid lined with trees and gardens, and home to three magnificent fountains. It leads to the Prado Museum, one of the most important art galleries in the world. The museum is home to a large collection of European paintings from the 14th to 19th centuries.

The Thyssen Bornemisza Collection (04:29)

The Thyssen Bornemisza is a must see for paintings. It displays a collection that covers eight centuries of European creation.

Contemporary Artists at the Thyssen Bornemisza (01:50)

The Thyssen Bornemisza Museum in Madrid is home to a large collection of modern and contemporary art, including paintings by Picasso, Egon Schiele, and Georges Braque.

The Reina Sofia Museum (06:56)

The Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid is a great place to learn about the history of painting, with a focus on Spanish painters.

The San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts (07:13)

The San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts, now a museum, was created in 1752 during the Age of Enlightenment.

El Escorial Palace (04:57)

The palace complex of El Escorial, located in the Sierra de Guadarrama, 45 kilometers northwest of Madrid, is a large complex with a monastery, museum, library, and royal palace.

The Gallery of the Battles (02:55)

The Gallery of the Battles was the private gallery of the King. It connected the private space of the palace to the public one.

The Old City of Toledo (09:07)

The old city of Toledo is a labyrinth of streets with numerous gates, some of which are in the style of the Plateresque. Brick reigns supreme in this city, and many of the former buildings of rich lords have been converted into museums or hotels.

The Burgos Museum (06:50)

The Burgos Museum exhibits a portion of its collection in the Casa de Miranda, a beautiful house with a pleasant patio. The courtyard is an architectural space of great artistic value, and is an example of the unique art of a 16th century Renaissance.

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Madrid: Masterpieces of Painting in the World's Greatest Museums

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The Thyssen Bornemisza Museum covers the entire history of painting from the Italian primitives to pop art. It is filled with paintings by great classical painters such as Cranach, Rembrandt, Rubens, Goya, Delacroix, and Géricault, as well as modern paintings by well-known figures from Kandinsky, Picasso, Matisse, Dali, Chagall, to Hopper, Bacon, Pollock, and Hockney. The Prado National Museum houses the largest collection of Spanish painting in the world, with works by Velázquez, Ribera, Murillo, Goya, El Greco, and also by European painters such as Titian, Poussin, Rubens, Dürer, Bosch, and Rembrandt. Finally, the Reina Sofia National Museum brings together the most outstanding works of the 20th century, including Picasso's "Guernica", as well as works by Dali, Miro, Bacon, Kandinsky, Leger, Matisse and Warhol.

Length: 52 minutes

Item#: BVL215383

ISBN: 978-1-63722-172-3

Copyright date: ©2018

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