While the title of the new exhibition in the Royal Palace of Madrid, From El Bosco to Titian, refers to these great artists of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, in fact the main protagonist of it is the El Escorial Monastery.
In fact, the exposition it also has the motto Art and Wonder of El Escorial, and is carried out to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the beginning of the construction of this majestic architectural work, which began in 1563 with the laying of the first stone, and which was completed in 1584.
The exhibition you can see in the Royal Palace from Madrid until January 12, 2014 it focuses on the extensive collection of artistic works that from the beginning housed the El Escorial Monastery, and has been made from the exhaustive study of the Delivery Books, in which the arrival of works of art that were acquired by Philip II.
With the incorporation of works byEl Bosco, Titian, Patinir, Navarrete "El Mudo", Alonso Sánchez Coello, Antonio Moro, Gerard David or Bernard Van Orley, at the time of Renaissance. he El Escorial Monastery it became one of the places with the greatest artistic wealth in Europe, only comparable to Vatican or to Florence.
In the exhibition of El Escorial in the Royal Palace there is a room dedicated exclusively to Titian, because at the time of the death of the Italian artist of the Renaissance, the monastery housed the largest set of works of the same.
In addition, it is the first time that since the beginning of the nineteenth century the three works he performed for the monastery church: The Martyrdom of San Lorenzo, The Adoration of the Kings and The Burial of Christ.
The Visiting hours of the El Escorial exhibition in the Royal Palace They are every day of the week, from 10 to 20 hours.
The ticket prices they are, the basic one, 11 euros, and the reduced one, 6 euros. These prices include the joint visit of the dependencies of the Royal Palace and the exhibition.
After the visit they will give you a voucher (except for visitors with free admission) for which visiting the Monastery of El Escorial will only cost you one euro. Also, if you have visited the monastery before, presenting the entrance ticket, visiting the exhibition will also cost you only one euro.<>