The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Masterpieces of the Prado Museum

Prado Museum, Madrid 3

The Prado Museum is the Spanish national art museum and one of the world’s finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century. The collection comprises around 8,200 drawings, 7,600 paintings, 4,800 prints, and 1,000 sculptures.

The Masterpieces of the Prado Museum include:


“The habit doesn’t make the monk. – El hábito no hace al monje. “
Spanish Proverb



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