A jewel among Madrid’s museums, but not as well-known. Discover for yourself a this fantastic collection in paintings, drawings, engravings and sculptures from the XVI century to the present.
Our Guided Tours of the ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS OF SAN FERNANDO offers thorough knowledge of the magnificent works of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Ribera, Zurbarán, Collantes, Rubens, Carreño de Miranda, Pereda, Goya, Zuloaga, Sorolla and Picasso, among other great artists.
Francisco Goya’s paintings are undoubtedly the highlight of this museum’s valuable collection. The paintings on exhibit are fundamental for a complete understanding of his work. In particular, “The Burial of the Sardine,” which reflects an extremely unusual carnival scene, has been a precursor to paintings by other famous artists. In addition, reproductions of this work are used as a banner for Spain’s local village and regional festivals. This and other works by Goya, like its ”Playing Children in the Street” or Portraits of the artist’s notable friends are situated in the most important wing of the museum and are not to be missed.
It is also worth visiting this museum just to see the striking ensemble “The Killing of the Innocents” by José Ginés, first sculptor of the Bourbon Kings Charles IV and Fernando VII.
Last but not least, the Temporary Exhibitions of the Royal Academy Museum add an important dimension to the cultural and artistic life of Madrid.