The new extension to the gallery is one of the best I have ever seen - it is tricky to figure out how to see it if you enter from the front of the main building and signage inside is a little lacking. But...the main point is the art - I went looking for the Picasso and others of his period which I knew about - the collection is stunning and you can appreciate Guernica's place in art history when you see it in the flesh. After a break in the lovely central courtyard garden area we thought we'd have a look at the other rooms. Thank goodness we did - we were introduced to some incredible Spanish artists that just don't have the international reputation of Picasso, Dali, Miro et al. A real delight and you are allowed to use a camera in those rooms. We had been told there was a good book covering the main collection which I always try to buy when I visit a gallery like this but it was nowhere to be seen. As others have commented - this gallery might not have the reputation of the Prado but it is well worth a visit for many reasons and is not a small collection so unless you just want to see the famous works allow at least a couple of hours.
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