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Madrid shows the multiple contrasts inherited through the History. You will be able to see the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, characterized by the antiquity of its buildings and the taste of its typical restaurants. We will also cover the Hapsburg Madrid of Felipe II, with its Renaissance and Baroque buildings walking and making pictures on Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa. Then, we will also see the Bourbon Madrid and the urban layout made by Carlos III, the Royal Palace, the Cibeles Fountain, Neptune Fountain and the Puerta de Alcalá.
After that we will visit the works from the kingdom of Joseph Bonaparte on the 19th century, such as Prado Museum. We will see the contemporary Madrid on areas such as Gran Vía, Paseo de la Castellana, Barrio Salamanca, Plaza de Castilla and ParquedelOeste, as well as the commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, like the symbolic Ventas Bullring or Santiago BernabéuStadium.At the end, we will stop at the famous Hard Rock Café, where you will enjoy a refreshing free drink.
PRADO MUSEUM TOUR of
The second part of the tour starts with the Museo Nacional del Prado wich was designed by architect Juan de Villanueva in 1785. The Museum's first catalogue, was published in 1819, and it included 311 paintings, although at that time its collection comprised just over 1,510 pictures from the various RealesSitios(Royal Residences).
The exceptionally important royal collection, which represents the foundation of the Museum's collection as we know it today, started to increase significantly in the 16th century during the time of Charles V and continued to thrive under the succeeding Habsburg and Bourbon Monarchs. It is down to them than nowadays we can contemplate in the Museum as greatest masterpieces as The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch, The Nobleman with his hand on his Chest by El Greco, Las Meninasby Velázquez and The Family of Carlos IV by Goya.
The visit will take place in chronological order, starting with :
- The exhibit hall where the masterpieces of J. Bosch (El Bosco) (1450-1516): The Table of the 7 Deadly Sins, The Hay Wain, The temptations of San Antonio, The Stone of Madness and The Garden of Delights
- The rooms devoted to the Greco (1540-1614): The gentleman's hand on his chest, The Trinity, Christ embraced the cross and The Annunciation.
- Velázquez (1599-1660): The Worship, Drunkards, Equestrian Portraits, the Forge of Vulcan, The Christ, The spinners, Spears and Las Meninas,
- and ending with Goya (1746-1828): The family of Carlos IV Pictures, The Shootings of May 2, Pestles and Black Paintings.
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