Goya Museum

Castres, France

The Goya Museum is an art museum located in Castres, It is named after the Spanish painter Francisco Goya and has the largest collection of Spanish paintings in France, with works by Goya, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo, Ribera etc. The museum was originally established in 1840 and has 28,000 visitors annually.

The museum is located in the old Bishop's Palace, which was built in 1675 and is based on the design of Jules Hardouin Mansart, who was an architect of the Palace of Versailles. The gardens were designed by André Le Nôtre, who also worked at Versailles. In 1947, it became the only museum of Spanish paintings from the 14th/15th century onwards in France.



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Founded: 1840
Category: Museums in France


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George Oprea (2 months ago)
A hidden gem in Castres, Occitanie! In a totally renovated palace created by architect Mansard of Versailles fame and gardens by Le Nôtre of same fame! Inside, a wealth of Spanish Art well organized and displayed chronologically, an excellent audio guide together with written notes in each room make your visit worth. Leave two hours to enjoy it to the maximum.
Geoffrey HARRIS (3 months ago)
Excellent museum, mostly featuring Spanish art through the centuries. Well imagined exhibition showing the influence of Goya's work on Picasso.
Jean paul bou assaf (3 months ago)
Spanish exposition for the artist Francisco Goya ! Recommended museum in Castres
Jo Petroni (3 months ago)
Goya - Picasso temporary joint exhibition was nice, and the museum is impressive. Very nicely organized too.
Travel and living in France (7 months ago)
Very similar exhibition space to the Toulouse Lautrec exhibition in Albi. Lots of smaller rooms featuring Spanish artists. Well worth a visit.
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