Museo del Prado, Madrid
The Museo del Prado in Madrid opened its doors to the public as a painting and sculpture museum in November 1819. The museum’s main pieces came from the royal collection, which included paintings such as The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch, as well as works by El Greco, Velázquez, Reubens and Goya. Today, the Prado’s collection comprises 8,600 paintings and over 700 sculptures. Paintings from the Spanish, Italian and Flemish schools are particularly well-represented. Don’t miss Spanish masters Diego de Velázquez (whose Las Meninas is one of the Prado’s most famous works) and Francisco de Goya, whose Black Paintings are displayed in their own room for the ultimate immersive experience.