«Felipe V a caballo». Museum of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura
Façade of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Madrid © Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
The museum has a collection of paintings from the 16th-19th centuries.
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum boasts some valuable works that include masterpieces of Spanish, Italian and Flemish art. It has paintings by Goya, Zurbarán, Ribera, Leandro Bassano, Rubens, Mengs, Van Loo, Madrazo, Velázquez, Haes, Sorolla, Juan Gris and many more. There is also a fine collection of sculpture, offering visitors a panorama of the evolution of this discipline in Spain from the 17th century to the present day, with works by Manuel Pereira, Pedro de Mena, Mariano Benlliure, Picasso and Pablo Gargallo, to name a few. Also in the collection is a wide variety of drawings of all types, encompassing the 16th-20th centuries.
The influence of El Greco on the art of today is explored through the work of twelve contemporary artists.More info
The museum's collection is part of the collective catalogue of the Digital Network of Spanish Museum Collections (CERES), conceived as a space for dissemination which enables visitors to browse the various museum collections using the identifying features of each item (author, type of object, iconography, etc.).
Tuesday to Sunday
Does not close at midday
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Closing days: Monday
Closed: Mondays, 1 and 6 January, 1 and 30 May, 24, 25 and 31 December, and one local holiday: 15 May, 8 September or 9 November.
Retired persons: Free admission
Children: Free admission
ICOM members and associations: Free admission