Another way of looking at art

Viewing a Velasquez or a Rembrandt in a place like Spain's Prado museum is a unique experience. Now you can use Google Earth technology to navigate reproductions of the Prado's masterpieces, delving even deeper into the Prado's collection. In Google Earth, you can get close enough to examine a painter's brushstrokes or the craquelure on the varnish of a painting. The images of these works are about 14,000 million pixels, 1,400 times more detailled than the image a 10 megapixel digital camera would take. In addition, you'll be able to see a spectacular 3D reproduction of the museum.

Experience art in a new way. Open Google Earth, check the 3D buildings layer on the bottom left panel, go to the Prado and access the masterpieces.

View in Google Earth

To enjoy the masterpieces of the Prado in full-screen and a 3D reproduction of the museum, follow the instructions below.

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Open Google Earth by clicking on the Earth icon on your desktop.

Check the 3D buildings layer on the bottom left panel and go to the Prado and access the masterpieces.

If you do not have Google Earth, please go to
http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html

Download the free application and follow the instructions to install it on your computer.

To open Google Earth, click the Earth icon on the desktop.

View in Google Maps

To enjoy the masterpieces of the Prado, follow the link below.

View in Google Maps