Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

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We might never know what vision had Charles III of Spain in mind when he asked his architect, Juan de Villanueva, to build a house for his Cabinet of Natural History, in 1785. What we know is that this Cabinet became the Prado Museum, now with 1,300 works on display, 3,100 on temporary loan, many others in storage, of which 1,000 are accessible with full description in English, and more than 5,000 in the Spanish version, through the museum virtual gallery.

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