The Community of Madrid offers a limited commemorative edition of the Public Transport Card
The Community of Madrid has produced a limited edition of the Public Transport Card (TTP) with a reproduction of the work The Third of May 1808, by Francisco de Goya, as a cultural initiative to commemorate the festivity of 2 May, the Day of the Community of Madrid.
As of today, 21 April, the new card can be purchased at the ten interchanges of the Madrid underground network, as the Regional Minister for Housing and Local Administration of the Community of Madrid, David Pérez, was able to today, purchasing a copy of this commemorative card at Sol metro station. This initiative includes the collaboration of the Regional Transport Consortium, Metro de Madrid and the Museo Nacional del Prado.
A total of 128,000 units of this commemorative TTP have been produced and passengers will be able to purchase them at the busiest stations on the network (all with connections to other lines and modes of transport): Airport T-4, Atocha-Renfe, Sol, Avenida de América, Méndez Álvaro, Moncloa, Airport T1-T2-T3, Príncipe Pío, Chamartín and Plaza de Castilla.
The Public Transport Card is a medium with contactless technology that has replaced magnetic tickets and is used to top up transport tickets issued by the Madrid Regional Transport Consortium. Public transport users can purchase this card at selected vending machines in Metro de Madrid stations, where they can top up the fare options they need to travel.
GOYA AND MADRID
The work he Third of May 1808, by Goya, known as The Firing Squad, was created in 1814 and is currently kept at the Museo Nacional del Prado, a partner in this cultural initiative. Its theme refers to the night of 3 May 1808, when the French shot, at various locations in Madrid, the residents of Madrid arrested after their uprising the previous day against Napoleon's troops, which marked the beginning of the War of Independence.
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, born in Aragón, first came to Madrid as a teenager, although he did not settle in the city permanently until 1774. From then on, he would only leave the capital on very few occasions, which is why his ties to the city are very strong and his work is present in many buildings and museums.
A good example is the decoration of the dome of the church of San Antonio de la Florida. The San Fernando Academy (an institution that Goya directed in its painting department), the Lázaro Galdiano Museum, the Academy of History and the Romantic Museum are some of the places that also house works by the brilliant painter. However, it is the Museo del Prado that has the largest collection of paintings and prints by the artist.