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The Real Painting Gallery, in The Hague, is one of the most outstanding museums of the Netherlands. Its admirable collection has axis in the century of Dutch gold, century XVII. Rembrandt, Vermeer and Steen are only some of the artists whose works catch the attention of the visitors in Mauritshuis.
Mauritshuis - in Spanish, House of Mauritius was constructed in 1640, in which then he was one of the most famous districts of The Hague. It is located in the Hofvijver, adjacent to the buildings of the government, like the parliament of the Netherlands, or Binnenhof. Dutch classicist is considered between the most beautiful examples of the architecture.
It was built for count Juan Mauritius de Nassau, a governor-general of the Dutch Brazil from that obtained its name. It was designed and constructed by Jacob van Campen and Pieterr Post, the most excellent architects of his time. 1822, Mauritshuis was transformed into a museum, and since then it lodges the real painting cabinet, constituted by collections of indescribable the real family of beauty and artistic value.
Eight hundred paintings, 50 miniatures, 20 pieces of sculpture and some drawings with their respective descriptive data are exhibited in Mauritshuis. There the work of Rembrandt van Rijn can be admired, in paintings Lesson of anatomy of the Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, Andrómeda, the chaste Susana, the presentation in the Homero temple, David and Saul, Self-portrait. Also they are there Morning call and the nymphs, Vista de Delft and the young person of the Rep it, of Johannes Vermeer. The bull, of Paulus Potter, and the original sin, of the flamenco Rubens is other remarkable works. Jan Steen, Frans Hals, Jan van Goyen, Jacob Ruysdael and the German Hans Holbein the Young person are counted between the famous painters whose work is exposed in Mauritshuis.
In the store of the museum postal can be acquired, posters, books and an ample variety of souvenirs. In De Braziliaan flavorful plates and drinks are offered, desserts, cakes and the most delicious coffee.
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