Guided Art Visit in Spanish: The Spanish Royal Collection at Apsley House - Saturday 10th June at 11am
Did you know that 82 paintings from the Spanish Royal Collection are housed in a sleepy and hidden mansion in the very centre of London?
In this visit to English Heritage
ApsleyHouse, we will find out some turbulent stories of Spain's 19th century and how the Spanish Royal Collection paintings ended up in London.
Not only will we enjoy seven extraordinary paintings by Spanish painters Diego Velazquez, Jose Ribera and Francisco de Goya, but also several masterpieces by Brueghel, Titian, Caravaggio, Van Dyck, and Rubens. Just the beautiful Regency style
house itself is already worth the visit.
The fee for this visit includes the access tickets to the
This is a welcoming, fun, and friendly discussion-based tour in which you will put your Spanish into gear. In a mix between a Spanish class and a guided art visit in Spanish, you will not only learn about art, but you will also be encouraged to be critical and express your own opinions. Absolutely no knowledge of art is required, just an inquisitive mind and an interest to learn and exchange views.
The visit will be conducted in Spanish by art historian, gallery educator, and Spanish language teacher Maria Carmona.
The language will be tailored for students with at least an A2 level of Spanish (equivalent to Spanish House London Continuacion courses and above). You will be provided with a vocabulary list in advance, so that you can familiarise yourself with the words we will use in the tour. Please let us know your level of Spanish when booking your place. Spaces are limited, please book in advance.
We will meet on Saturday 10th June 2023 at 11am outside ApsleyHouse (149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT). Look for the Spanish House London logo. Should you have any troubles finding us, please contact us on 07775 583 740. The tour will last approximately 2 hours.
After the tour you can optionally stay for a picnic in nearby Hyde Park (weather dependent).