Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando

An important cultural institute located in a Baroque building in the city centre.

The San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts is one of the principal Spanish cultural institutes and since 1773 has occupied the emblematic Palacio de Goyeneche, located on Calle Alcalá, close to Puerta de Sol. This Baroque-style palace has diverse spaces, both classic and modern, and houses an important collection of masterpieces of Spanish, Italian and Flemish art.

The building occupies an elongated plot of land and has façades on two streets, creating an irregular, but more or less rectangular, layout. The ground plan is almost symmetrical and structured around the staircase and two central courtyards.

Among the spaces, of note is the Patio del Lucernario, recently glassed in, a unique space with beautiful contrasts of Baroque architecture, and the hall of the museum with one of the most striking, monumental Baroque staircases in Madrid.

Other rooms of note are the historic Archive-Library, the Events Hall with perfect acoustics, the Patio de Reproducciones and the classical-style Sala de Columnas with its four enormous windows that overlook Calle Alcalá

Updated: 11/05/2023

Useful information

Conditions and availability

Restricted opening hours subject to normal use.
Shooting hours from Tuesday to Sunday: from 3 p.m. onwards.
Preference for filming on closing day: Monday (from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.).
Rates available on their website.
Subject to acceptance of the project.
Preference for documentary or cultural filming.

Permit procedure

Estimated application processing time: 4/5 days.
Submit recording project to be approved by academics.
Mandatory to sign contract with internal rules.

Features and facilities

Own car park with access to the facilities.
Loading and unloading during restricted hours.
They have a forklift.
Supplies available: Electricity.
Extra spaces available for production.
Production person to mediate with the film crew.
Surveillance and technical assistance by Academy staff included in the fee.
Suitable for direct sound.

Auxiliary spaces available

Entrance – Skylight Courtyard – Sculpture Courtyard – Assembly Hall – Reading Room – Library – Hall of Columns – Meeting Room – Academic Hall – Goya’s Engraving Office – Museum – Monumental Staircase – Twin Staircase – Museum Hall



+34 915 240 864


Calle Alcalá, 13
28014 Madrid

Distrito: 01 Centro


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