St. Fernando Royal Academy Of Fine ArtsCurrently Closed
- Address: Alcala, 13, 28014 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
- Timings: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm Details
- Phone: +34-915240864
- Ticket Price: 8 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Museums, Family And Kids
15th-20th century paintings adorn this museum and art gallery, which is also HQ to the Madrid Academy of Art. The neo-classical building is beautiful enough, and the works of the masters within even more so. The place really doesn’t need to advertise itself; boasting alumni such as Pablo Picasso, Goya, Salvador Dalí, Antonio López García, Juan Luna, Oscar de la Renta and Fernando Botero means that those who need to know about, know about it. There are 400 paintings, 600 sculptures, and 15,000 drawings from Spanish, Italian and Flemish artists; and enough decorative arts (tapestries, silver, ceramics, porcelain, clocks, furniture and medals) to keep you occupied for hours.
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- Timing of the temporary exhibition will vary on holiday period. Check the official website for the updated timings.
- General: 8 EURO
- Guests (with ID): 4 EURO ( for seniors over 65 years; students over 25 years; international student card holder; groups between 15 to 25 people; Members of the FEAM).
- Free admission (with ID): children under 18; college students between 18 and 25; legal person unemployed; museum professionals; journalists; teachers and many more.
- Check the official website to know more about free admission and reduced ticket prices.
- Temporary exhibition is closed on: 1st and 6th January; 1st and 30th May; 24th, 25th and 31st December.
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A delightful second-string very central gallery, you will almost certainly have most of it to yourself! Some nice pieces, the Goya's are definitely the finest things there, and they are really wonderful. I liked the Sorollas, (one of my heroes, and not as well known internationally as he deserves, do go to his house and gallery in Madrid) and a bunch of lovely portraits by someone I have forgotten, but really lovely. Some patchy modern art on the top floor. Worth going, just don't expect the range of masterpieces of the Prado and Thyssen.
This museum is a bit outside the usual beaten track of museums in Madrid but it is a true hidden gem although is located very centrally. You should reserve about 2 hours for your visit. The museum is relatively large but of course not in any way comparable with Prado in size. It has a sizable collection including many Goya works from his different periods. The museum has also a considerable amount of more modern works from the interwar period which are very interesting and were unknown to me. We did enjoyed the museum very much and possibly go again in the future when we visit Madrid again.
Lovely smaller gallery that is overshadowed by the other great art galleries in Madrid When I visited there were only 3 other people there even though there is a good number of Goyas there. And, if you are interested, Segovia's guitar! Friendly and helpful staff. It's in a larger building on the first and second floors.
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts near Puerto del Sol is a much overlooked art museum where you can view a large number of masterpieces by the same artists which fill the gallery rooms of Madrid's world famous museums, Prado and Thyssen. Opening hours are 10-3pm (Tues - Sun) but closed on Mondays. First and foremost this is an art academy which has seen the likes of Goya, Dali and Picasso spend time during centuries past. Yet it is also a very good museum, boasting a fine collection of masterpieces which mainly focus on 15th to 20 century works. You can see paintings by Spanish and European Old Masters such as Bellini, Arcimboldo, Raphael, Titian, Reni, Rubens, Van Dyck, Picasso, Dali, El Greco, Ribera and Velazquez amongst many others. A major difference in visiting the Royal Academy of Fine Art is that far fewer visitors pass through its doors compared to the likes of Prado and Thyssen Museums, which receive many thousands of visitors daily. Here you are just as likely to have an entire gallery room to yourself, meaning more relaxed and peaceful visits and art viewing conditions. Photography is allowed with the museum as well. Highlights that I most enjoyed seeing during a recent visit include the delightful Spring (1563) by Guisepi Arcimboldo as well as Ribera's excellent painting of St. Jerome (1652), which rivals his many other masterpieces of this subject matter. Many more impressive works are on display, including sculptures of a classical up to contemporary styles. In the end, Real Academia de Bellas Artes is a very good art museum in Madrid. However, I would still recommend visits to Prado first for all fans of art. Thyssen is the second best choice for those with more interest in fine art. Next would be Real Academia de Bellas Artes, a place which will be appealing to art connoisseurs and/or anyone who has spent enough time at Prado and Thyssen during past visits. This is a very good third option for viewing historic masterpieces in Madrid.
This is like the Prado's quiet cousin, but it's almost as good. It attracts few visitors and on the Sunday I went it was like having a private viewing. There's lots of superb paintings and on the top floor it moves to a more modern flavour rather than images of religion, battles and the rich and famous.