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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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Great art

Prado museum has many masterpieces that will need more than a day to throughly appreciate. We went for two nights (free entry from 6 pm-8 pm) and one regular day to see all the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Prado museum has many masterpieces that will need more than a day to throughly appreciate. We went for two nights (free entry from 6 pm-8 pm) and one regular day to see all the collections. Impressed by the vivid portraits and all the details the artists had put into the paintings. Don't miss these great arts if you visit Madrid.... More 

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We're amateur art-lovers so we loved every moment of the four days we spent at this world-famous art museum. The ground-floor cafe is great for periodic breaks, and we appreciated the benches placed at intervals throughout the galleries. (Our backs aren't what they used to be.) They also have a checkroom for coats and backpacks. Most of the great masters... More 

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We only had an hour to see this superb museum, and that was in itself a crime. But we told ourselves "it is what it is" and made do. There's a little pamphlet you can pick up that tells you where the notable works are, and we made a mad dash through to see what we could. We really enjoyed... More 

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This may have been the highlight of our trip to Spain. We spent 5 hours and only left because this was our first day and we were tired. N better place to be immersed inSpanish culture. There is a nice moderately-priced cafe.

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A world class museum with all the greats to see! A relaxing stroll through the museum , but bring your walking shoes the place is big!

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Great museum. You can get a great pamphlet at the information desk that shows the highlights and where they are located. If you run around like crazy, you can see them all in about 2 hours. Sunday is free museum day after 4 but the lines were ridiculously long. You can go around the line and just pay half price.... More 

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Definitely the must see museum when in Madrid. Huge collection of art. You could spend all day here or, if planned right, a quick hour and a half to two hours to view whatever works would be your priority. The last two business hours of the day are typically admission free hours. However, expect a long line. This was the... More 

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Tips for a less crowded experience: - go in late autumn / winter. - go sometime in the middle of the week - be there at 10, when it opens. We were quite surprised to see almost no one waiting to get tickets. The museum got a little more crowded by the noon, but we still had most of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best museum in Madrid. This should be one of the firsts stops of any traveler when in Madrid. The best collection of renaissance art I have seen. The piece of art I enjoyed the most was Las Meninas from Diego Velazquez amazing I did not want to leave the room.

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This massive national museum is packed full of Rubens, Goya etc paintings- far too many for quick visit - you need a day - IF you enjoy this type of art, much being 17th century.

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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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