Prado National Museum
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.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Abdel Rahman Abdelhalim
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good but Slightly Overrated
    The museum was honestly huge and we did enjoy our time, but it did not live up to my expectations because I have seen much better museums. Part of the reason we enjoyed our time was because of our private tour guide, he kept explaining and giving unique insights to the art. In general it was a good visit because of Madrid Trip Planners who made a personal itinerary plan based on what we wanted.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 23 June 2023
  • sandydee_7
    United Kingdom403 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Went on a Saturday afternoon and expected long queues but was pleasantly surprised that only queued for a couple of minutes. Did not feel crowded inside as large art gallery. Would recommend to get a floor plan
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 June 2023
  • ANGELO V
    Milan, Italy4,262 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Probably the best art museum in the world
    The museum of El Prado is one of the best art museums I ever visited. Unfortunately, there is a strict "no-photo" policy. It is also a very popular tourist attraction, so there are often long lines at the ticket office. The museum is huge - there are so many rooms that it is easy to miss some, unless you take one of the small maps at the ticket office. Some of the main artists with works in this museum are (in no particular order): Bartolomé Bermejo, El Greco, Zurbarán, Ribera, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Alonso Cano, Herrera el Mozo, Velázquez, Francisco de Goya, Raphael, Andrea Mantegna, Annibale Carracci, Guido Reni, Fra Angelico, Sandro Botticelli, Taddeo Gaddi, Antonello da Messina, Sebastiano del Piombo, Correggio, Andrea del Sarto, Federico Barocci, Tintoretto, Veronese, Lorenzo Lotto, Palma the Younger, Jacopo Bassano, Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Domenichino, Mattia Preti, Giambattista Tiepolo, Bernardino Luini, Tiziano, Salvator Rosa, Bruegel the Elder, Petrus Christus, Anton van Dyck, Hans Memling, Rogier van der Weyden, Valentin de Boulogne, Sébastien Bourdon, Georges de La Tour, Nicolas Poussin, Antoine Watteau, Hans Baldung Grien, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Albrecht Dürer, Angelica Kauffmann, Rembrandt van Rijn. The Prado museum is the museum owning more works than any other museum in the world, for the following artists: Velázquez, Goya, Ribera, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, El Greco, Luis de Morales, Zurbarán, Tiziano, Luca Giordano, Rubens, Jan Brueghel, Hieronymus Bosch, and others. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, there are also temporary exhibitions. At the time of my visit (June 2023) there were four but I only visited two (both very good): “Guido Reni” and “Spanish Masterpieces from The Frick Collection”.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Kristoffer Myklebust Roland Svendsen
    Hamar, Norway72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fall/Autumn of 2022
    We went to Madrid the late-autumn of 2022 to see, among other things, the Prado Museum/ Museo del Prado. Highlights were the collections of paintings from the courts, and the dark paintings by Goya. Too much to speak about in one short text, but the experience stays with you!
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • aavct90
    Simsbury, Connecticut272 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art Lover's Haven
    One of the greatest museums in the world, period. The variety of types of art work/mediums is astounding. The cafe isn't great, so I suggest coming fully caffeinated/well fed. Only two complaints (one of which is easily alleviated): 1.) It is freezing, so bring a jacket if you are sensitive 2.) The website for booking tickets often has issues and when we spoke with a supervisor/other staff, they were unhelpful and really didn't want to assist. It was frustrating and a bit insulting. I will return, but I just felt this should be called out, especially for those with a language barrier (which I didn't have) who are traveling from abroad and have to navigate all of this.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 6 July 2023
  • Grumpy59OldMan
    Melbourne, Australia64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Get tickets online to avoid the long queue. Even if you're not into art, it is still worth admiring the talents of the artists. Seniors tickets are 7.50e but proof of age is required. Note that water bottles have to be left in the cloak room.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Stephen F
    50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's the Prado what else can you say.
    Guernica by Picasso is obviously a major draw and overwhelming, but there is so much more. I would recommend at least 4 hours just to scratch the surface of the holdings. In the room next to the Guernica (to the right as you view the painting, just inside the doorway, again to the right) is a display case containing an explanation of the painting written in the late 30's and in English. It adds so much to understanding the painting. .
    Visited September 2022
    Written 8 July 2023
  • David_MTL_514
    Montreal, Canada216 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    must see
    One of the best ways to discover a nation/country is to look into its history. This museum does it, some really famous paintings on display (Goya, Bosch etc). the only thing is that the museum staff unlike other europeans museums didn't allow pictures/videos.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Carsten H
    Svendborg, Denmark39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The outstanding art museum in Madrid
    We have been back to El Prado after more than 10 years and even if it already then was a fantastic experience, after the refurbishment of the whole museum, it is absolutely outstanding. The collections are, of course, unique and the main reason for visiting, but the buildings, the rooms and the whole setting is close to being the most beautiful museum we have ever visited. So supportive of the beautiful art that it is housing. You would need a week to take in all the outstanding pieces, but as a service to the general public, the entrance is free for two hours every evening. That normally takes some waiting (usually about a 20-30 minutes), but it remains a fantastic service and enables you to visit the museum various times during a stay in Madrid.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Mark In EC
    Carlsbad, California20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Possibly the finest art museum in the world
    El Prado is a must see for anyone visiting Madrid and hopefully you've booked your tickets ahead of time online. Every single room of this large museum demands your attention so do allow a good chunk of time, say five hours, to do it justice. Photography is prohibited, a major disappointment, but the crowds of people would be even more unmanageable with everyone taking photos. The audio guide was very helpful but following the sequence of rooms is somewhat confusing. The room numbers are often hard to find and many of the artwork description plaques are placed too low on the wall and use tiny fonts. Minor issues, to be sure!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 3 August 2023
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Ted S
Dallas, TX21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Business
This was my first trip to Madrid and this museum was a must on my list. I’m huge fan of the works of Bosch, so I was overwhelmed to see The Garden of Earthly Delights in person! It beyond that, there were other famous paintings I wasn’t expecting to see! All of them I studied in HS Humanities.
Written 18 June 2024
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Tom L
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
A must-see museum if ever you visit Madrid. Worth buying tickets online in advance, as you can skip queuing in the heat surrounded by the noisy hoi-polloi. Weirdly, no photographs allowed (the nearby Reina Sofia museum has no such restrictions), plus the audio guide is fussy, over complicated and not very user-friendly. But great art, the highlights being Goya, Valesquez, Bosch, Breughel, Caravaggio and Reuben.
Written 18 June 2024
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DONNY S
Boynton Beach, FL505 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Hotter than normal (88+F) in Madrid for late May early June during our 7 day visit so we had to do something inside. We bought tickets on line for a reasonable price with a timed entry. But there was no line when we arrived for our scheduled visit. We began with lunch in the museum cafeteria. Good food but pricier than venues outside the museum. We spent most of our time in the temporary exhibit, Art & Social Change in Spain, which included paintings and photos that were well presented and very interesting. Well worth the visit.
Written 16 June 2024
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Johnny
Helsinki, Finland23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
If you like art, this is definitely the place for you. The place is huge so you can get lost in the art for hours and hours at a time.
Written 16 June 2024
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CNTL S
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
The tour of the Prado Museum was outstanding! The collection of art is remarkable, and the guide offered insightful commentary on the masterpieces. The organization of the tour made it easy to appreciate the highlights and understand the historical context. An educational and enriching experience, highly recommended for anyone visiting Madrid!
Written 14 June 2024
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Deborah P
26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
El Prado is a lovely museum, but a tad confusing. There are three entrances and you are only allowed to enter via the one on your ticket. Elevators are scarce, so if you want to see all of Goya's paintings like our daughter did, you will be climbing lots of stairs while you search out the appropriate rooms. They are spread over three floors, but those floors are not necessarily connected to each other.

We understand why not all of Goya's paintings are on the same floor, however, you need to have a plan if you have a must-do like this on your list.

And a huge warning: El Prado does not allow photography. No selfies with El Greco, Goya or any of the many gorgeous statues. Employees are stationed in every section and they will catch you. We had been warned and acted accordingly. Even pulling out your phone to check something will invite an employee to make sure you are following the rules.

Another milder warning, given its age, there are sections of the floors that are uneven. I have balance issues and seemed to find every single tile that was wobbly. A minor annoyance, to be sure, but I feel the need to avise others.

The prices in the gift shop were rather high, so prepare accordingly.
Written 13 June 2024
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Meredith
Avon, CT31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Lots of beautiful art pieces and can spend several hours here. Definitely buy tickets in advance to avoid the lines (even if you are in line to get in lol). There is also a tasty candy shop nearby!
Written 12 June 2024
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Global07945320780
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
There were many many artworks and from the guide, I understood more about each picture!! It is a must to choose a guide and children are free.
Written 4 June 2024
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summer
Ohio10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
You can easily miss this as just another museum but I was very impressed by how spacious and beautiful everything inside was
Written 4 June 2024
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Eneb
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A must see experience! Students go in free so me and my boyfriend took the opportunity to see the museum. It was lovely. So many paintings to see. Warning: You can’t take photos in the museum!
Written 3 June 2024
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