Royal Collections Gallery opens in Madrid


The most important cultural and museum event in Spain in the last decade opens with four open days, from June 29 to July 2.


The opening of the Royal Collections Gallery to the public will take place, as scheduled, with four open days from June 29 to July 2, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The official opening ceremony of the Royal Collections Gallery, presided by Their Majesties the King and Queen, will be moved to July 25 so as not to interfere with the electoral calendar.

In an innovative building (a 40,000 square meter building that has received ten architectural awards before its inauguration) located in the surroundings of the Royal Palace, the Gallery exhibits the passion for art of the Spanish monarchs through the different collections from the Royal Sites. Visitors can learn about the rich legacy derived from the patronage of the Spanish monarchy for five centuries -in short, the heritage of all-, discovering the history of Spain in a unique and comprehensive experience to enjoy in one of the most important cultural spaces in Europe and the world, whose development has been carried out in the last 25 years.

One of the objectives of this initiative, which will be a cultural and touristic revulsive in the capital and beyond, is to consolidate Madrid as a first-rate cultural tourism destination, also encouraging visits to the Royal Sites and Royal Monasteries managed by Patrimonio Nacional in the Community of Madrid. The Gallery is expected to reach similar or even higher numbers than the 1.5 million people who visit the Royal Palace every year.

In the Gallery it will be possible to admire a selection of 650 pieces -among paintings, decorative arts, historical photographs and tapestries- signed by authors such as Velázquez, Goya, Caravaggio or Luisa Roldán. A third of the pieces will be rotated continuously, to show the variety and quality of the Spanish Royal Collections.


More information: Galería de las Colecciones Reales 

image credits: ©Patrimonio Nacional