Madrid - Part 4
The next stop for our recorrido was the Madrid’s famous “old art” Museo del Prado (as opposed to the “modern” or more contemporary art of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia), which home to more than 7,000 works. Here, students were given the opportunity to see firsthand many of the paintings they had learned about in culture class with Beatriz. A must-see for many of them was “Las Meninas,” by Diego Velázquez.
In the pictures, you can see the busy entrance to the Prado (luckily, we didn't have the extensive wait in the heat that some other visitors did!), the students (posed in front of Spanish artist Goya) and the nearby church of San Jerónimo el Real.