The Prado Museum is one of the leading cultural referents both in the world, as well as in Spain. Its rooms house a magnificent collection of paintings, in particular a large number of works by 16th to 19th-century Great Masters and artistic schools.
Among its holdings are works by Spain’s greatest painters, such as Velázquez, El Greco and Goya, as well as by other European Great Masters who have gone down in art history as the most important artists of all times, such as Rembrandt , Titian, Van Dyck, and Tiepolo, to name a few.
With over nine hundred artworks on display, the Prado is an international benchmark for art. The works in this gallery reveal the keen enthusiasm for collecting of Spain’s ruling dynasties throughout history, and we are able to catch a glimpse of the personal taste of the many different individuals who, over the centuries, acquired them.
This diversity has led the Prado Museum to be described as a displaying a broad palette of artistic schools, from the painting schools of Spain, Flanders and Italy, to German, English and Dutch painting. The most representative works of each one can be seen on display at the Prado.