Prado National Museum

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Prado National Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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More than 3 hours
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martinmolloy72
Manchester, UK737 contributions
Simply splendid art
Sep 2021
Without down one of the greatest art museums in the world the Prado hosts a splendid array of classical art and includes original works of many a great artist such as Titian, El Greco, Goya, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Rubens, Velázquez to name a few, practically a who’s who of the art world.

Each room hosts a treasure of arts that all deserves your attention and depending on your time restriction, don’t try and see everything in one go as you just won’t appreciate it. As well as paintings there are fine sculptures and exhibits to enjoy. What I would say is don’t rush your visit and allow yourself at least 2 hours to enjoy all that the museum has to offer.

Step outside the museum to pay homage to one on its best contributors the statue of Francisco Goya and admire the architecture of the museum itself.

Booking can be quite easy now as you can go on the museum website and book a time and date you wish to visit. You then get sent an email with a barcode that gets scanned on arrival. This cuts down on queueing and makes the museum experience just that little bit more enjoyable
Written 23 October 2021
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ZIK
Tel Aviv, Israel137 contributions
If you have time for only one activity in Madrid
Oct 2021 • Couples
The Prado is a major museum, yet, it is not as vast as the Luvre or the Met, which makes a visit much more manageable.
Even someone who is not an art hisorian will be awed by the number of masterpieces they'll recognize: Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights, Velasquez's Las Maninas, Goya's clothed and nude Maja, and many many more.
The Prado should be on anybody's bucket list.
Written 22 October 2021
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Anis29
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Wonderful
Oct 2021 • Friends
I loved it! I wish I had some more time in my disposal so I could spend there. Although it was a good 5 hours walking around. The art displayed there is amazing! No words you have to go and check it out yourself. On my next visit will go again!
Written 22 October 2021
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jmak24
London, UK12 contributions
Amazing tour guide
Oct 2021 • Family
Our guide was fantastic. His knowledge was superb and he was very engaging even for our 7 year old daughter. I have been on a few guided tours but this museum guide is the best I've experienced!
Written 21 October 2021
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RadioCork
Cork185 contributions
Possibly the greatest Art gallery in the world
Oct 2021 • Family
Possibly the greatest Art Gallery in the world. Some exceptional highlights, the Bosch room. The Velazquez rooms, the Van dycks. I could go on and on. It is absolutely enormous and you could argue for at least a day per level. There are 3 levels.
Written 20 October 2021
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Jackie R
Seattle, WA139 contributions
So many beautiful works of art
Sep 2021
We had a guided tour. Our guide was fantastic. She had a mixed group of English and Spanish speaking group members. She did an excellent job in taking the time to show us all the high points of the museum and gave each group ample time and explanation of the various works. If you get a guide that has to split the group into two languages don't get frustrated and complain. Just think of how exhausting it is for the guide. This museum is so huge and overwhelming that I really appreciated having a guide to show us the important works that I may have missed had I done the visit on my own
Written 19 October 2021
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Eiko T
Cologne, Germany59 contributions
Absolute must in Madrid especially family with teen aged kids
Oct 2021 • Friends
Absolute must in Madrid. My dazutuet was so excited that she did not leave after 3.5 hours. My his is not a museum guy but there are enough amazing pieces to entertain him. For family with teen aged kids I strongly recommend
Written 19 October 2021
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Detocs
Cadiz, Spain1 contribution
The best museum of painting in the world
Oct 2021 • Solo
Goya, Velazquez, El Bosco the very best; discovering El Greco first times painting. Sculpture, the great.
Written 19 October 2021
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Claudia R
6 contributions
Art history comes alive in this historic landmark
Oct 2021
A must see in Madrid.
Anybody who loves art history cannot miss this opportunity. A very rich collection of old masters tied very closely to Spain's incredible history.
Not only to I recommend viewing the art, every collection offers a curated selection of readings to expand your knowledge on the exhibit at hand.
You can purchase your visit online. Make sure to make space for ample time for there is no such thing as a quick visit to this incredible landmark.
Written 18 October 2021
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Michael U
Las Vegas, NV37,260 contributions
Classics
Sep 2021
The Museo Nacional del Prado is Spain's national art museum, and is often considered to have one of the world's finest collections of classic European art. Sourced from the Spanish Royal Collection, expect masterworks from Goya, El Greco and Rubens plus a lot of Italian art.

Leaving modern Art to the other nearby museums those who prefer such are well-advised to snag free entry online as the highlights can be seen within the 18h00 to 20h00 timeframe.
Written 18 October 2021
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