The Prado Museum brings its works to the streets

One of the most important art galleries in the world, the Prado Museum, offers the public the possibility of admiring its most emblematic works in the open air thanks to the exhibition The Museo del Prado in the streets, an outside fair consisting of fifty life-size photographic reproductions of the most emblematic paintings of the museum.

The fair — curated by Fernando Pérez Suescun, head of Didactic Contents of the Prado Museum — allows the visiting public to take a tour through the different artistic schools covered by the Prado's permanent collections and learn about the history of Spain, Europe and Western art in general, as painted by the great masters. The Spanish, Italian, Flemish, French, German and Dutch schools are represented through artists from the 12th century to the early 20th century.

The exhibition aims to promote knowledge and awareness of the collections and the cultural identity related to the museum's historical heritage by encouraging educational programmes and cultural outreach activities. It also aims to virtually recreate the experience of visiting the museum by making it possible to view the paintings in their real dimensions.


The success obtained by the exhibition during the celebration of the museum's bicentennial led to the preparation of a new edition, which has toured — with the collaboration of the Castilla-La Mancha government — eight towns in this autonomous community: Sigüenza, Puertollano, Tomelloso, Ciudad Real, Toledo, Guadalajara, Talavera de la Reina and Cuenca.

'El Prado en las calles'. Castilla-La Mancha.

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This second itinerary has arrived in Cuenca, where it will remain in the San Julián Park until 26 April. Previously the exhibition visited Talavera de la Reina (Toledo), Guadalajara, Toledo, Ciudad Real, Tomelloso (Ciudad Real), Puertollano (Ciudad Real) and Sigüenza (Guadalajara).


As part of the museum's Bicentennial Commemoration, this exhibition toured Elche (Alicante), Eibar (Guipúzcoa), Cartagena (Murcia), Palencia, Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz), Zamora, Albacete and Mérida (Badajoz) throughout 2019 and part of 2020. The company contributed 180,000 euros to it.

Iberdrola, through its foundation in Spain, has collaborated with the Prado Museum since 2010 as a protector member, supporting the conservation and restoration programmes developed by the gallery and maintaining the four annual grants for young restorers. In addition, it adhered to the Extraordinary Programme for the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Prado Museum and, specifically, to the deployment of this traveling exhibition in Spain.