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Prado National Museum

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Paseo del Prado
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Address: Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 23, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 902 10 70 77
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Prado has one of the largest art collections in the world, and is best...

The Prado has one of the largest art collections in the world, and is best known for its diverse assortment of works by Velasquez, Goya and El Greco.

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impressive paintaing collection

We spent almost 3 hours on a Saturday visit. As we arrived around 10AM, it was not too crowdy and we could visit easily the museum. I am not an expert in art,but I really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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réaumur, France
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réaumur, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent almost 3 hours on a Saturday visit. As we arrived around 10AM, it was not too crowdy and we could visit easily the museum. I am not an expert in art,but I really appreciated the paintings and the explanations given about the evolution of art throughout the time. After seeing a couple of museum around the world, it's... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Came here for the free entry on one of the two nights my partner and I were in Madrid. It's a place where you need a few days to cover. There are just so many rooms of great art by great artists that you cannot simply walk by and appreciate them. It's worth spending the whole day here but if... More 

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You must go to Prado enjoy art and beauty to the max.It is well advised to buy tickets in advise because the lines are very long.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love this gallery for the Bosch paintings from a previous visit. If it is your first time it is worth the full price, but further trips you can now visit it free if you visit after 6 on a week day or 5 on Saturday. Yes you do have to queue and we arrived at 5:45 and go in at... More 

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Patchogue, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It seems that every trip requires you to visit the local museum. New York, Paris, Florence, London, Philadelphia all have excellent art museums. I have to rank the Prado at the top. From its beautiful location on the Paseo to the unique ability to integrate the old with the modern in architecture , galleries and layout. The collections were magnificent.... More 

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Kent, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome collection of fine art from the masters. If you like this sort of thing you can spend all day here. Remember if its raining the queues will be long to get in.

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Most of the content is classic drawings 16-19th century. Many master pieces. I likes to see a picture of Mona Lisa made by Leonardo student and to compare Rubens version of Titan Adam & Eve placed one next to the other. Also many interesting works of Goya and Velazquez.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is must to visit! Great museum with very well arranged collection. The masterpieces are easily found very good navigation. you easily may hire a professional guide for 50 euro. We were group of 5 so it was quite a deal! Very nice gift shop by the way)

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with my wife and enjoyed every minute there. I promised myself to bring my kids, so some good art will enter their brains. Lovely location, and several hours to spend there.

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Cornwall
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I gave this review the title of "Art Overload" because there is so much to see and take in at the Prado. I am not sure if it can be done in one visit as after a couple of hours it's a case of tired brain (and tired feet). If you are only able to visit once, as most tourists... More 

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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
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