The first museum we wanted to see was “The Prado” or Museo Nacional del Prado. If you go to Madrid, this is a must see. The Prado does not allow photos. I would have loved to take pictures of people enjoying the art as part of my education into street photography. But this was a time to put the camera down and take notes. But I do have some shots of the outside!
I call this photo, “Art and Religion”. There is a beautiful church overlooking The Prado.
What was really great was there is a temporary exhibit displaying Rafael’s paintings.
I was pretty excited to see the many of the paintings that I have know about, but never thought I’d get to see. Besides Rafael, there were paintings by Goya, Rubens, Tintoretto, Rembrandt, Caravaggio and many more. So the point of this post is that we went, it was cool, you should go too!
Walking back to the Metro, I took some photos of Banco de España.
This is a very busy confluence of several streets!
We took the metro just about everywhere we went. Fast, clean and efficient.