Spanish painter Francisco Goya (1746-1828) lived at a time of political and social change in Europe, as the Enlightenment led up to the French Revolution and a completely new era in history. Accordingly, he strove to capture the human experience in new ways, not flinching from very dark themes, as in his set of prints titled The Disasters of War (1810-1820) or his famous Black Paintings (1819-1823). Here we’ve selected the best place to see this master painter’s work.
Also known as the Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida in English, this neoclassical chapel is known for its magnificent ceiling and dome frescoes by Goya and his assistant Asensio Julia in 1798. They portray miracles performed by Saint Anthony of Padua, a 13th-century Portuguese monk and the patron saint of finding lost things. For example, the main cupola shows him raising a dead man, albeit in 18th-century Madrid instead of medieval Lisbon. Today, the chapel is also Goya’s burial place.
Glorieta de San Antonio de la Florida, Madrid, Spain, +34 915 47 79 37