Madrid´s world famous art museum the Prado will for the first time be opening its doors to the public at night – and its free.
As part of its ongoing mission to connect more closely with all sectors of the public and offer wider access, the Museo del Prado is launching “The Prado At Night.”
The initiative is sponsored by telemcommunications giant, by Samsung, who have maintained a sponsorship arrangement with the museum for the last 10 years.
The museum will be opening on the first Saturday of each month from 20.30 to 23.30 with visitors able to view the backbone of the museum being the permanent collection in the Central Gallery in the Villanueva building.
The Central Gallery of the Villanueva Building houses what could be considered the greatest display of European paintings, from Titian, El Greco and Velázquez to Rubens and Goya.
In addition the Prado will be putting on different musical events, the option to use the interactive applications specially created for the Museum by Samsung, and Café Prado will also stay open.
Visitors will be able to see the such priceless masterpieces as such as Christ washing the Disciples’ Feet by Tintoretto, Charles V at Mühlberg by Titian and The Three Graces by Rubens among many others.
For the opening night on Saturday 4th March RTVE´s Radio 3 will be transmitting in a special programme live from the museum.