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There are several world-famous artists whose history is that of Madrid. It is not possible to talk about Madrid in the Austrians time without mentioning Velázquez at the same time.

In a similar fashion it is impossible to understand the years of Charles III and Charles IV in Madrid or those of the Independence War or the dawning Romanticism without Francis of Goya, a leading figure and an exceptional witness of the events in the life of Madrid, of the change-over from one period to the next, from the banks of the Manzanares river to the palaces of the crown and the nobility, or the enlightened circles of 18th century Madrid.

Suggested itinerary:

The idea of this itinerary is different from the ones earlier described. This one is not designed to get to know the city through the genius of this Aragonese painter, but to get to know his work and the places where they can be found. Thus, Madrid remains discreetly in the background.

The Prado Museum - the Goya galleries of the Prado Museum would be enough by themselves to get to know the work of this artist. There are examples from all the times and periods of the painter, ranging from the sketches for tapestries to the "black paintings", even his last and excellent work ("The Dairywoman from Bourdeaux"), that makes it an obligatory visit.
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The Royal Palace - a good collection of portraits of Goya as regards the Crown. At the same time, there are paintings of the artists before and contemporary of the Aragonese painter. In general, there is an excellent collection of the paintings of the period, in which Francisco of Goya begins to learn (Tiépolo, Mengs, Francis Bayeu).
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The San Fernando Royal Academy of Noble Arts - is located on 13, Alcalá Street. There are portraits of Godoy, Ferdinand VII, Leandro Fernández of Moratín, Juan of Villanueva, "The tyrant", etc.
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The Lázaro Galdiano Museum - is located on 122, Serrano Street, on the corner of María de Molina Street. Portraits of the royal family (Charles IV, Mary Louise), apart from some paintings with a religious theme.
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The Municipal Museum - is located on 78, Fuencarral Street. Paintings by Goya ("Allegory of the Villa of Madrid") and his disciples (Eugenio Lucas, etc.)
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The Cerralbo Museum - is located on 17, Ventura Rodríguez Street. Drawings by Goya and paintings by his disciples.
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Saint Anthony of the Florida's Hermitage - is located on Florida Walk. It was built in 1797 and decorated by Francisco de Goya in the following year (1798). These are the painter's most important religious work and the best example of his frescoes.
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The St Francis the Grandee's Basilica - stands on St Francis Square. In this famous church, built in 1761 by Francis Cabezas and finished by Sabatini about 1770, there is a painting which was especially ordered for this church by the Count of Floridablanca: "The Sermon of St Bernardino of Sienna".
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The Saint Antón Church - is located on 63, Hortaleza Street. In the church of this institution, built by Peter of Ribera in 1740 originally, there is one of Francis of Goya's paintings of great maturity: "The last communion of St Joseph of Calasanz".
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The Romantic Museum - is located on 13, St Matthew Street. There is another excellent example of religious art in this museum which is especially dedicated to the reign of Ferdinand VII and Isabel II. The famous painting "St Gregory Magno" is found in this chapel. At the same time, the visit provides an opportunity to get to know the work of Goya's disciples (Vincent López, Eugene Lucas) and of the artists who came after him.
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The Royal Tapestry Factory - is located on 2, Fuenterrabía Street. Goya worked for the original institution (The Royal Tapestry Factory of St Barbara on the square of the same name; the factory was moved to where it is today in the second half of the last century) from 1775 until 1792; in this time he painted the famous series of sketches for tapestries that can be seen in the Prado Museum.
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The Pardo Palace - was built by Charles I in the 16th century and enlarged during the reign of Charles III. It was decorated in the time of his successor, Charles IV, with tapestries from the Royal Factory, which were made after the models (the "Cartones" or sketches) painted for this purpose by Goya.
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The Big House of the Good Retiro - next to the Prado Museum. The rooms hold a collection of 19th century paintings, beginning with the Francis of Goya's disciples. - the important inheritance the painter left to the Spanish plastic arts: Vincent López, Eugene Lucas, Leonardo Atienza -
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Other places with paintings by Goya, where visits are restricted or very difficult to obtain:

- The Liria Palace
- Bank of Spain
- Royal Academy of History

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