The biggest Hieronymus Bosch exhibition to date opens in the Prado Museum in Madrid
Any art lover will see “Bosch. The 5th Centenary Exhibition” as a golden opportunity or the perfect excuse to visit the capital city of Spain this summer. It is, in fact, a unique occasion one really wouldn’t want to miss. On from May 31st to September 11th, this once in a lifetime opportunity in the shape of a monographic temporary exhibition will be displaying the best works of the Flemish artist to commemorate the 5th centenary of his death, dating all the way back to 1516. The Prado Museum decided to commemorate one of the most prominent figures in the history of art of all time with a tour throughout his most emblematic works. For that reason, all effort was put into creating collaborative links with other museum entities, as is the case of the Arte Antiga Museum of Lisbon, which contributed with the exceptional "Triptych of the Temptation of St. Anthony" piece. All these reasons make for the ideal moment to book a hotel in the centre of Madrid and visit this monographic exhibition to immerse ourselves in the work and achievements of this exceptional artist.
Organising your visit to the exhibition
In order to help visitors relish in this unique collection of masterpieces, the Prado Museum puts at our disposal a number of educational talks, to point out the essential key points needed in order to understand the work of the Flemish painter. The exhibition is divided into 5 thematic sections, and each one of them includes works focused on one particular theme, like his city; or some of his artistic obsessions, like Hell. Moreover, there is also a sixth section, where visitors will be able to contemplate some of his drawings. The entry fee to the temporary exhibition costs €14,80 when purchased online at the Prado Museum website, a highly recommended option if you don’t like to wait long queues. If you’ve already booked your hotel in the centre of Madrid, you will be within walking distance of the area. By purchasing your tickets in advance and choosing accommodation in the best possible location, you will make the most out of your time in the capital city of Spain, enjoying everything it has to offer. On the other hand, there is a 50% discount on the general admission ticket to the museum if you come to see the exhibition when the access to the permanent collection of the museum is free. The time table is as it follows:
- Monday – Saturday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
- Sundays and public holidays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
“Bosch. The 5th Centenary Exhibition” has been situated in the A and B exhibition rooms of the Jerónimos building.
A nice souvenir carrying Bosch's signature
If you’ve already set your mind on coming to spend a few days in a hotel in the centre of Madrid and see the exhibition –which has been put together by the curator Pilar Silva–, you will be able to take some memorabilia home with you from the Prado Museum gift shop. On the occasion of this temporary exhibition, there have been created a wide range of the most diverse objects with Hieronymus’ van Aeken Bosch’s work. Notepads, t-shirts, phone cases, diaries, bracelets, bookmarks... These are just some of the many souvenirs you will have at your disposal. If you would like to take “The Garden of Earthly Delights” or “The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things” with you to decorate your home or your workplace, make sure you visit the gift shop on your way out to pick up a few original and practical objects carrying Bosch’s signature. Now that we’ve told you everything about this wonderful exhibition, don’t hesitate any longer and book a hotel in the centre of Madrid. Come to visit this monographic display of Bosch’s best art pieces. Enjoy Sidorme Hotels’ cultural proposal suitable for all budgets, and prepare to have your expectations surpassed!