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12 noviembre 2022

The Goya Museum, the museum you can’t miss in Zaragoza

If you are interested in learning more about the great painter, this is the museum you must visit when you come to Zaragoza.

On November 30, 1979, it opened its doors for the first time, gathering the art collections of the Aragonese professor and academic José Camón Aznar and his wife María Luisa Alvarez Pinillos.

It does so in the house of Jerónimo Cósida, one of the most beautiful examples of civil architecture of the Zaragoza Renaissance, acquired by the then Caja de Ahorros y Monte de Piedad de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja.

 

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It is on February 26, 2015 when the museum opens its doors again, being now called Museo Goya. Ibercaja Collection-Camón Aznar Museum. And it is the fruit of the effort of the Ibercaja Foundation for the preservation of heritage, a hallmark of the institution, which is expressed in the desire to disseminate and study the figure of Goya.

The museum houses 500 works, 39 of which are new additions. The most outstanding are 15 works by Francisco de Goya, in addition to the complete collections of engravings, accompanied by pieces by authors before, during and after the artist.

The museum exhibits fourteen paintings, one drawing and the five great series that Goya engraved. The chronology of these works of Goya, which spans from his youthful period in Zaragoza (1762-1774), until his stay in Bordeaux, where he died in 1828, make this museum one of the reference centers for the knowledge of the work of the painter from Fuendetodos.

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