Zaragoza is a land of geniuses and among them Francisco de Goya stands out in a special way, one of the greatest artists in the history of painting and a particularly influential figure in the art of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Born in Fuendetodos, while still very young, he moved with his family to Zaragoza, where he lived his childhood and received his artistic training as a youth.

The presence of the young Goya in Zaragoza left his erudite mark from the beginning and forever, so today it is possible to follow in the footsteps of the painter in the city through a journey in which we can still admire and feel the charisma of one of our most international geniuses. Frescoes, portraits, engravings and some of the places in Zaragoza that he frequented will allow us to get closer to the personality and the work of the most universal Aragonese artist.

The Pilar Basilica

Inside you will find sketches, his first fresco painting and the impressive Regina Martyrum

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Museo Goya-Colección Ibercaja-Museo Camón Aznar

This is the only museum in the world that permanently displays the whole series of Goya’s etchings: whims, war disasters and bullfighting.

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Zaragoza Museum

Here, you’ll find a representative collection of the painter’s different stages, from early to later life. Particular highlights include his portraits of Fernando VII, the Duke of San Carlos, his own son, or friends such as Goicoechea.

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Cartuja Aula Dei

On the walls of this monastery’s church, eleven scenes representing the life of the Virgin are depicted using an oil-on-wall technique.

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Fuendetodos: Birthplace, Museum of Etchings and Sala Zuloaga

In his hometown, Fuendetodos, it’s possible to visit his house and the nearby Museum of Etchings, which contains some very important series of his works.

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Muel: Chapel of the Virgen de la Fuente

Within this chapel, Francisco de Goya was commissioned to decorate the four spandrels with the figures of the four fathers of the church: Saint Ambrose, Saint Gregory the Great,Saint Augustine and Saint Jerome.

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Alma Mater Museum

In one of its rooms, the portrait of Archbishop Joaquín Company can be seen.

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