Los Reyes, in the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana where Goya's self-portrait is exhibited, painted by the author from Zaragoza in 1815, and temporarily assigned by the Museo Nacional del Prado @museodelprado @maecgob @embespcuba https://casareal.es/ES/Actividades
The portrait arrived in Cuba from the Prado Museum whose restrictive loan policy has allowed it to keep most of its collection of works of art intact.
Over the last two decades, Goya's self-portrait has been exposed in the Americas three times, one of them was in the United States.
The Spanish royalty arrived in Cuba on the eve of the celebrations of the five centuries of the foundation of Havana, which was established by the Iberian colonizers on Nov. 16, 1519.
The monarchs, who were received by President Miguel Diaz-Canel, made a courtesy visit to the Communist Party First Secretary Raul Castro.
Cordial meeting we talked about the positive relations between Cuba and Spain, based on historical, family and cultural ties. We express the mutual will to continue developing them. #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad https://presidencia.gob.cu/es/noticias/recibio-diaz-canel-a-su-majestad-el-rey-de-espana/ via @PresidenciaCuba
Spain's royalty granted the Havana's historian Eusebio Leal with the highest honor of the Crown, the Great Cross of the Royal and Distinguished Spanish Order of Carlos III.