Hydraulic jacks had to be used to prevent the basement walls from falling during construction. Their efforts and determination led to the Royal Collection being enriched by some of the masterpieces now to be seen in the Prado. Madonna ofthe Pomegranate purchased in 2016. Nearby museums The Prado, with the nearby and the, forms Madrid's. Nonetheless, the building's final function was not decided until the monarch's grandson, encouraged by his wife, Queen, decided to use it as a new Royal Museum of Paintings and Sculptures. Añade obras desde la página de Colección. The main building was enlarged with short pavilions in the rear between 19The next enlargement was the incorporation of two buildings (nearby but not adjacent) into the institutional structure of the museum: the, which is equipped to display up to 400 paintings and which housed. Guía actualizada del Prado. Work on the building stopped at the conclusion of Charles III's reign and throughout the and was only initiated again during the reign of Charles III's grandson. How to get, car: Paseo del Prado s/n, 28014. Historic structure The Museo del Prado is one of the buildings constructed during the reign of (Carlos III) as part of a grandiose building scheme designed to bestow upon a monumental urban space. The bequest suddenly made the Prado one of the most formidable bidders for paintings in the world. In November 2016, it was announced that British architect, in a joint project with Carlos Rubio Carvajal, is to renovate the Hall of Realms, which once formed part of the Buen Retiro palace and transform it into a 32 million extension of the Prado.