New Royal Collections Gallery in Madrid
I read an article that there is a new museum adjacent to the Royal Palace in Madrid opening June 29. The seven floors of the Royal Collections Gallery will house paintings by major artists (Velázquez, Goya, Caravaggio, Titian and Tintoretto), sculptures, rare books, tapestries, furniture, carriages, and other art objects. The art was all acquired by the Spanish crown and is now owned by the people of Spain. In a city with great museums, this is likely to be next to the Prado in quality and size. Hopefully, Tauck will incorporate this into their tours, since they already visit the Royal Palace. If not, you may want to visit on your own. Likely to be very crowded this summer when it opens.