Not all of the best art galleries are in Madrid

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MASTER PAINTER: Statue of Diego de Velázquez at the Prado Museum, Madrid.

ALTHOUGH it is true to say that there are some tremendous galleries in both Madrid and Barcelona, there is still plenty to discover across the length and breadth of Spain.

Malaga, in the south, can boast the Picasso Museum, which contains almost 300 examples of his works.

Smaller than its big brother in Barcelona, it still offers a great deal to interest any lover of the artist. Sevilla boasts the Museum of Fine Art, which has a range of material from the Middle Ages to the 20th century and is housed in a piece of art in its own right, a 16th century convent.

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The similarly-named Museum of Fine Art situated in Valencia is also located in a beautiful old building. Apart from its permanent exhibits, the museum hosts regular exhibitions of artists both from Spain and from across Europe.

Past Madrid and the Prado, even past Barcelona and the Fundació Joan Miró, the long journey brings you to the Dalí Theatre and Museum in Figueres, in the north, with its collection of often bizarre sculpture and art, together with the body of the artist buried beneath the entrance.

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