Presstrip “Goya The Portraits”

Posted November 27, 2015 by zaragozaturismo in News

On the occasion of the exhibition “Goya: the Portraits” that opened last October at the National Gallery of London, the Spanish Tourist Office in London organized with this museum and Zaragoza Turismo, a press trip to Madrid and Zaragoza (10th and 11th September) to follow in the footsteps of Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, the most universally known Aragonese artist.

The British journalists had the opportunity to admire in Museo de Zaragoza some of the paintings that are now part of the exhibition “Goya: The Portraits”. Also of the 4 series of engravings, among other paintings by this brilliant artist in Museo Goya Colección Ibercaja and the Portrait of the Archbishop Joaquín Company in Museo Diocesano.

The visit to Basílica del Pilar was a very special moment when they could admire not only the dome of the north nave, Regina Martyrum or the dome over the small choir, but also they had the privilege to witness the change of the cape of the Virgin inside the Holy Chapel, as well as the closing of the niche.


The Mayor of Zaragoza, Pedro Santisteve, received them in the City Hall of Zaragoza, giving them a warm welcome to our city. The City Councillor of Economy and Culture, Fernando Rivarés was present during the guided tour.


They could enjoy a special menu inspired by works of Goya at Restaurante Aura.

And after a well-deserved rest at Hotel Palafox, they continued the next day with a visit to the Church of the monastery of the Carthusian order, Cartuja de Aula Dei, Ermita de Nuestra Señora de la Fuente in Muel, where they had fun with a theatrical guided tour. The visit concluded in casa Natal y en el Museo del Grabado de Fuendetodos, birthplace of the great artist.

In the links below you can find a preview of the impact of this press trip: Daily MailThe Daily TelegraphThe Guardian – G2The Guardian and TIMES


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