Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
13 Calle de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
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Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando Madrid Reviews
Welcome to The Prado's sloppy seconds.... Oct 24, 2012
The Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando is a nice place to visit, although expectations need to be set - compared to the Golden Triangle of Art, it is very very average.
There were a few Goya paintings, but nothing really memorable enough. The museum is spread across 3 floors, but half the 3rd floor was shut down which probably explains why it was free on the day I visited. Otherwise, I believe it's about 5E, free to EU and LatAm citizens, students and seniors. Free entry with Madrid Pass as well.
What did like most about this place was a very nice caligraphy and "impressions" wing where they delved into the history of metallic impressions, the use of rubber and resin for the same purposes. Again, not mind blowing by any means of the imagination, but it was definitely something very very different.
The other interesting room in this academy is a red-walled one, it has tons of what looked like Royal heads on rubber stamps. I really found it unique!
If you have a Madrid Pass, GO! (to this museum). If you're short changed on time or money in Madrid and want to see the best of the best, then DON'T!
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