Goya’s Madrid

  • Estatua de Francisco de Goya / José San Bartolomé LLaneces © Museo Nacional del Prado

You can start where you want: in front of one of his paintings or in one of the settings that he was able to paint so well. We recommend that you take this guide and prepare an itinerary to your liking. You will need more than one day to see all of the places.

The remains of the artist from Aragon rest in this chapel. You can also enjoy the majestic pictorial ensemble that he painted and which represents the Saint’s trance before the people of Lisbon.  

It houses the main works of the painter, such as The 3rd May in Madrid, The Naked Maja and her companion The Clothed Maja, The Family of Carlos IV and the black paintings.

Discover the different clothing of King Carlos IV and Queen María Luisa de Parma from the perspective of the painter from Aragon in the works housed at this palace.

Look for the supposed self-portrait of Goya in The Preachings of Saint Bernardine of Siena, one of the many works in which the artist looks at the spectators.  

The museum conserves 13 of his paintings, including two self-portraits, Bullfight and the famous scene from the Carnival known as Burial of the Sardine. 

In the Oratory of this 18th century mansion, you can see the painting of Saint Gregorio Magno, which belongs to a group of four paintings on saints by the artist from Aragon.

The illustrious editor, José Lázaro Galdiano, created an interesting collection with works by Goya and varied themes, such as The Witches and Witches’ SabbathThe Threshing Ground or Summer or Penitent Magdalen.

The artist worked in this Neo-Mudejar building for twelve years and produced this Factory’s first series of cartoons for tapestries in 1775.

Among this palace’s eighteenth century tapestries, there are five from the artist’s best known series, namely The Snowstorm, Stilts or Picnic on the Banks of the Manzanares River.

Its main treasure is the etched engraved copper sheets s by Francisco de Goya, masterpieces of the universal history of engraving.

Located on the outskirts of the city, this beautiful leisure villa of the Dukes of Osuna was a meeting point for many of the artists and intellectuals of the 18th century, including Goya.

Along with the works of other great artists, this museum has one of his portraits of Fernando VII and the painting, The Tío Paquete.

This 18th century palace houses a valuable art collection, including the famous portrait that Francisco de Goya painted of the 13th Duchess of Alba, as well as that of the Marchioness of Lazán.

  • A virtual and artistic journey through the main scene of Goya’s series, the famous meadow, which is a meeting place for the people of Madrid during the Saint Isidro festivities.

    The Meadow according to Goya
  • La ermita de San Isidro el día de la fiesta. (Detalle). 1788. Francisco de Goya. Museo del Prado.
  • A short but fascinating introduction to the city’s main museums which boast an important cultural heritage encompassing most European styles

    Art in Madrid Guide (PDF)
  • Art in Madrid Guide
  • A route through the Madrid of this remarkable architect and urban planner. Do you know which buildings and facilities he designed?  

    Antonio Palacios’s Madrid
  • El Madrid de Antonio Palacios
  • Go back to seventeenth-century Madrid, the setting of the adventures of the popular captain created by Arturo Pérez-Reverte.

    Alatriste’s Madrid
  • El Madrid de Alatriste - La rendición de Breda o  Las lanzas - Diego Velázquez


  • A one-kilometre stretch that is home to three of the best museums in the world: the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía. 

    Paseo del Arte


The city’s new official sightseeing and tourist travel pass.

An observation deck at 92 metres.

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