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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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Each time I visit Madrid I go to wonderful Prado museum. Can not stop admiring the masterpieces made by the real brush and pencil masters. Splendid, impressive place with... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Each time I visit Madrid I go to wonderful Prado museum. Can not stop admiring the masterpieces made by the real brush and pencil masters. Splendid, impressive place with fantastic energetics! But be ready you can get lost in there for at least 4 hours!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Prado was cool inside....but better art museums eg muse d'orsy or louvre. Not enough variety of type of art

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I stopped in Madrid for 4 days specifically to visit the museums. The Prado was larger than I expected, perhaps 1/5 the size of the Louvre. I found the art to be lovely, the arrangement on the ground floor (0) was a bit peculiar & disjointed though. I bought a pass to the 3 main museums in the Golden Triangle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must every time I come to Spain. Look for free entrance the last 2 hours every day. Rubens, Raphael, Tintoretto, Rembrandt, and much more. My favorite here is Goya, look for his dressed and undressed majas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is gigantic, and it would take at least a full day to cover all of it properly. Therefore, it is recommendable to research in advance which works would you like to see, then you can go in the free hours (7-9 pm) and just visit the highlight

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best art museum I've been to. Spend half the day there and would have loved to go back again if we had time. Definitely a must see even if you're not really into art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I absolutely loved my visit it is one of the most interesting and well laid out museums that I have visited. Entrance is free after 6pm and you really need to start queueing much earlier than that. To be honest it is ok if you are on a budget or only want to see certain exhibits but as the museum... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

....but oh the arrogance and pomposity of the staff. Really rude! Get over yourselves - many countries have amazing collections and also manage to smile.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best advice is to download the app that provides tours of the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums for $4.99. Well worth it. We were there from about 12:30-7:00, had lunch at the cafe and took our time. Coat check is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided it was too much in one go so went in the evening on arrival as we arrrived early evening anyway. We did not get there until 18.15 and got in at 18.45 so only got 50 minutes. It is free for the last 2 hours 6 - 8. Check out other museums for this free entry. The gallery... 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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