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News: Goya and the Cocaine Smugglers

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It is not every day that a painter who has been dead for the better of 200 years is involved in an international drug smuggling network but such was the case this weekend when Spanish police busted a crime ring that spanned two continents.   59 people were arrested and police conviscated 16.5 kilos of cocaine, EUR 1,100 in counterfeit ... Read More »

Spotlight On…San Antonio de La Florida, Madrid

Miracles of St. Anthony of Padua

  In 1792, King Carlos IV of Spain ordered the building of a royal chapel in central Madrid for Saint Anthony of de La Florida. He then commissioned his favorite painter, Goya, to paint the frescos within the chapter depicting the miracles of Saint Anthony of Padua.   It took Goya only four months to complete the frescos, despite suffering ... Read More »

News: Save Goya’s Hill

La pradera de san Isidro, 1788- Museo del Prado, Madrid

The fight to save the hill depicted in Francisco de Goya’s painting La Pradera de San Isidro is on in Madrid. The hill known as San Francisco cornisa is a green ridge from which Goya painted the Madrid skyline, depicted in the painting, as seen in 1788.   Last year, Madrid’s city hall granted the Catholic Church permission to build ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Zaragoza, Spain

Museo de Zaragoza

  An hour and a half from Madrid, the capital of Spain, lays another capital, Zaragoza. Zaragoza, the 5th largest city in Spain, is the former capital of the Kingdom of Aragon, the kingdom that spawned modern Espana. Read More »

2 Days In: Burgos, Spain

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So, you’ve seen all the Goya paintings that Madrid has to offer, eaten as much jamon as humanly possible at El Museo del Jamon and want to get away for the weekend. Where do you go? Our suggestion is head north to the former capital of Spain and home of El Cid, Burgos. Read More »

Museyon’s Guide To: Dos de Mayo

Dos de Mayo - Goya

Madrid loves to party. And if you are in the city for the beginning of May, you are in for a special treat. On May 1st Madrid shuts down for the national Labour Day holiday but on May 2nd Madrid continues to stay closed for the citywide holiday of Dos de Mayo. Dos de Mayo celebrates the day in 1808 ... Read More »

Pack Your Bags and Put on Your Walking Shoes! “Art + Travel” Hits The Shelves Today

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  We’ve been touting the upcoming release of our new title, “Art + Travel Europe: Step Into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”, for weeks now. Finally, this unique volume of historical backgrounds, local walking tours, museum reviews, and handy lists of fine eateries and accommodations has been released. At last, world travelers can pick up our trim, portable guidebook ... Read More »

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