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5 Masterpieces to enjoy at the Prado Museum

The Prado Museum opened in 1819 as the Royal Museum of Paintings. The building was not designed as the typical encyclopaedic museum, where objects from all eras of art history are shown. It was rather designed to reflect the taste of Spanish royalty in … Continue reading

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The Majesty of Madrid, by Rick Steves

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Museum of Architecture and Design in the Art Triangle

The Paseo del Prado shall host another museum, close to CaixaForum, the Prado, the Thyssen and the Reina Sofía museums, among many others. According to El Pais, Argentinean architect Emilio Ambasz has decided to locate his Museum of Art, Architecture and … Continue reading

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Perez the Mouse

Created in 1894, Perez the Mouse has become a reference for Spanish-speaking children. It is the equivalent of the tooth fairy in the Anglo world. It originated in the late 19th century when the young Alfonso XIII, being 8 years … Continue reading

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The Museum of Saint Isidore

Considering that Madrid is living the feasts of its patron saint, Saint Isidore, it is maybe the most appropriate time to visit a museum dedicated to the saint and to the history of Madrid. The Museum of the Origins of … Continue reading

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