Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Originally an art school established under royal decree in 1744, the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando) is now home to a collection of work by some of Spain’s most famous artists. Housed in an 18th-century Baroque palace near the Puerta del Sol (Gate of the Sun), the museum displays more than 1,400 paintings by artists like Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, both of whom studied at the academy, and Francisco de Goya, who was an academy director. Also represented are non-Spanish artists like Correggio and Peter Paul Rubens.
If you’re looking for a quick bite after visiting the museum, walk to the nearby Museo de Jamón (Museum of Ham), known for its inexpensive bocadillos (traditional Spanish sandwiches).
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Free Nights
- Handicapped Accessible
- Monday - Closed
- Self-Guided Tours