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Museo del Prado turns 200 today - here's four things you didn't know about the Madrid museum

23 days ago   |   By The Sun

THE world-class art museum turns 200 today.
Here's four fascinating facts you didn't know about the Madrid landmark.
The museum in Madrid is Spain's main national art museum Getty - Contributor 1. It hasn't always been an art museum
When Museo del Prado first opened it was actually used as a museum of natural sciences.
The building, first designed in 1785 by architect Juan de Villanueva was never intended to be the iconic museum of art it became.
The building didn't even become a public gallery until it was renovated by King Ferdinand VII and Queen Maria Isabel de Braganza in 1819.
2. Some...
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