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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
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+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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One of the worlds great museums - can be busy

The free last 2 hours most days allows you to go again if you missed something. Queues build up in advance so either arrive early and wait or expect a 30 mn delay . The museum is... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The free last 2 hours most days allows you to go again if you missed something. Queues build up in advance so either arrive early and wait or expect a 30 mn delay . The museum is in top shape and the majority of paintings are really well restored and so bright to look at. There are helpful plaques in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning place and location. Met my expectations and more. Individual tour 15 euros to get in and took audio tour. Amazing collection of painting and sculptures. You need to allow a minimum of 2 hours to just visit the Prado. You could easily spend a day here and not see it all. Hint ; no cameras or videos allowed in... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the top art museums in the world -- would add that our visit was fantastic because of the guided tour we arranged -- without a guide it can be quite overwhelming.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was my second visit to the Prado Museum and I enjoyed it very much. You can see wonderful samples of classical art, especially El Greco, Velazquez and Goya, but other great masters such as Tintoretto, Titian, Caravaggio and Rubens are also present. A great improvement since my last visit is that now they have labels with descriptions and some... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Museum is very nice - Layout is typical where there is no way to walk to in an organized manner to see all the rooms o you need to keep track and make sure you see everything. I recommend to take the elevators, walking between floors looks like they are simple but one floor is really like 4 or 5... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful to explore museum in Madrid. you can easily spend one day by exploring and knowing its art and history. please book early otherwise it's time to get ticket.

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely museum, albeit always busy, choose what you want to see carefully as you can get lost easily and you would never see everything in a day. I love the Goyas and El Greco so these were well signposted and easy to find. If you are doing all three museums (including Reina Sofia and the Thyssen) then the Paseo... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful museum with lots to see. Great cafe for lunch or coffee break. I thought 15 euro to get in was quite a lot though.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took most of the day - such a range to choose from. Some of the most interesting artwork is in tucked away places.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible museum that you would need a week to properly explore. Unlike some museums no pictures allowed. You need to plan your route to see your favourites or you will run out of time or energy.

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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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