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San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum

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  • «Felipe V a caballo». Museum of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    «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

    Façade of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Madrid © Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando

  

Category

Fine Arts

Owner

State
Calle Alcalá, 13
28014 Madrid
Madrid

Telephone+34 915240864

Fax+34 915241034

E-mailmuseo.exposiciones@rabasf.org

Websitehttp://www.realacademiabellasartessanfernando.com/es/museo

Temporary exhibitions

Important works of art

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.

Essential works

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  • “Self-portrait at the easel”. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Self-portrait at the easel

    This highly impressive painting, in which Goya appears around 40 years old, reflects the self-confidence acquired by the painter.

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  • “Carlo Broschi, il Farinello”. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Carlo Broschi, il Farinello

    Portrait of the celebrated musician linked to the 18th-century Spanish court

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  • “The Burial of the Sardine”. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    The Burial of the Sardine

    This is a painting by Goya that has become an icon of the Carnival for Spanish people. Its expressionist vigour link it closely to Los Disparates and the “Black Paintings”.

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  • “The gentleman’s dream”. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    The gentleman’s dream

    A magnificent work of the European Baroque, this is a vanitas (reflecting the transitory nature of life)

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  • “Philip V on horseback”. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Philip V on horseback

    This sculpture reflects the major role of the San Fernando Royal Academy in the artistic developments of the 18th century.

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  • “Fray Jerónimo Pérez”. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Fray Jerónimo Pérez

    A fine, highly expressive painting that forms part of the series by Zurbarán depicting theologians and preachers from the Mercedarian Order of Our Lady of Mercy.

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  • “Spring”. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Spring

    The only painting by Arcimboldo in Spain. It belongs to the series of Seasons, painted as an allegory of the imperial power of Maximilian II.

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  • “La Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice”. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    La Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice

    Early example of the representation of the “Marriage of the Venetian Republic with the Sea” (Lo Sposalizio), which was a common subject of 18th-century artists such as Canaletto.

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  • “Saint Bruno”. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Saint Bruno

    A sculpture of the founder of the order of the Carthusian Monks that was rescued 180 years ago when a historic building was demolished.

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  • “Susanna and the Elders”. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Susanna and the Elders

    This painting displays the creative capacity and mastery of Rubens when he was still only 30 years old.

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Temporary exhibitions

  • View and plan of Toledo, 2013 © Marina Núñez

    Between heaven and earth. Twelve glances at El Greco four hundred years later

    The influence of El Greco on the art of today is explored through the work of twelve contemporary artists.

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Collections

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.).


Come and visit

Timetables

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.

Rates

General: €5

Reduced: €2,50

Retired persons: Free admission

Children: Free admission

ICOM members and associations: Free admission

Wednesday

Free admission


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