Prado Museum

In Madrid there is a art museum called as Prado Museum which comprises of  the world’s richest and most comprehensive collection of Spanish painting, as well as masterpieces of other schools of European painting, particularly Italian and Flemish art.

The Prado’s building was started to construct in 1785 when Charles III commissioned the architect Juan de Villanueva to design a natural-science museum.

The European art dated from the 12th century to the early 20th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection. The museum currently has collection around 8,200 drawings, 7,600 paintings, 4,800 prints, and 1,000 sculptures along with a large number of other works of art and historic documents.

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