Prado Museum’s Casón del Buen Retiro in Madrid, Spain - Encircle Photos

32 Prado Museum’s Casón del Buen Retiro in Madrid, Spain

Museo del Prado has evolved into Spain’s national art museum since it was founded in 1819. El Prado’s has a collection of over 21,000 Spanish and European artworks. Approximately 1,300 of these are on display attracting over 2.3 million visitors a year. This is the Casón del Buen Retiro, now the Prado Museum’s library and study center. In the 1630’s, Philip IV of Spain commissioned Alonso Carbonel to design this as a ballroom. The former Salón de Baile is one of only two buildings surviving from Felipe IV’s palatial recreational residence called Palacio del Buen Retiro. On the right is a statue of Queen María Isabel de Braganza.

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Calle de Alfonso XII, 28, 28014 Madrid, Spain

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