My Pictures of Madrid Spain

Saturday, August 23, 2003 I visited the city of Madrid, Spain and El Prado art museum

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The Cathedral of Madrid, modern, yet still beautiful.
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The Royal Palace (Madrid is the capital on Spain, which still has a king.)
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The facade of the Cathedral.
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The Plaza Mayor - the main city square.
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Puerta del Sol - the main fashion / shopping district.
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Inside the El Prado art museum, here are the Spanish painters first. Pentecostés (Pentecost - fuzzy), by El Greco.
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La Trinidad, also by El Greco.
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Cristo Crucificado by Velázquez
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Las Meninas by Velázquez. Showing the members of the Royal family with a great use of perspective. Note the king and queen are actually seen in the mirror on the back wall, and the painter is a self-portrait of Velázquez.
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The Assumption by Goyo.
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The twelve apostles by Ribiera
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And really it is the 11 apostles and St. Paul.
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Now leaving the Spanish painters, here are the Italians... David and Goliath by Caravaggio
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The Assumption (Rubens?)
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The Annunciation by Fra Angelico
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The Resurrection by Rafael
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The Adoration of the Child Jesus by Rafael.
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La Coronación de la Virgen by Velázquez (courtesy of www.abcgallery.com)
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Cristo Crucificado by Velázquez (courtesy of www.abcgallery.com)

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