Prado National Museum

Prado National Museum, Madrid: Hours, Address, Prado National Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

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
About
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.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Retiro
How to get there
  • Atocha • 7 min walk
  • Antón Martín • 8 min walk
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BBSF12345
San Francisco, CA167 contributions
Always amazing
Jul 2021
Great collection of Old Masters. We had purchased tickets to avoid waiting in line but surprisingly there was no line, maybe due to Covid?
Written 4 August 2021
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Rennie
Malta11 contributions
A walk through history
Jun 2021 • Friends
A museum not to be missed. Full of artistic treasures. A walk through history and time. Impressive amounts of artistic representations.
Written 26 July 2021
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D G
Amman, Jordan72 contributions
Must visit for Art lovers
Jun 2021 • Friends
We did a private tour. It was amazing to see the history of Spain and the region through paintings. Standouts were Goya, Picasso and Velazquez.

Must visit if you like Art
Written 23 July 2021
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Deborah W
Kauai, HI161 contributions
beautiful inside and out
Jun 2021
i had been to Madrid a few times but never visited the Prado. Very happy I went. Very relaxing walk through the museum. A lot of pristine artwork and the architecture itself is beauutiful.
Written 18 July 2021
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Emily A
Madrid, Spain268 contributions
One of the best for a reason
Jan 2021
I gotta say I know you must visit when in Madrid, but having said that it isnt my favorite. (But thats another article.)
Why must you visit- well there are always gorgeous temporary exhibits. There is the Bosch room, the Vazquez galleries, and the large corridor full of renaissance and later masterpieces from Durer, Goya, and Rubens. (Goya's Saturn devouring his Son is here, quietly hanging on the wall, ready to shock and delight, as good art should.)
If you want to learn about Spanish painters, this is your place.
(I do wish there were more classic and ancient art, and currently with Covid some rooms are closed.) But there is so much to see. Not to be missed also are the grounds and surrounding neighborhood.
Written 14 July 2021
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Libby in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH1,022 contributions
One of the best art museums in the world
Jul 2021
It was disappointing that the Goyas were not on display as they were working on the rooms. They should consider a clear screen so people could watch how they move the paintings, etc. it would be interesting to watch and would help people to see the Goyas from a distance. The collection is World Class and a must on every art lovers list. We have been 4 times and will return.
Written 13 July 2021
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Mike T
Coral Gables, FL173 contributions
One of the Greatest Art Museums
Jul 2021
The Prado is an exceptional art museum. It is in a gorgeous building. The exhibits are well organized and impressive. The museum contains many paintings from the great masters and perhaps the greatest painting anywhere. Plan on spending 2 to 3 hours. Amazing!!!
Written 12 July 2021
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Malgorzata
10,318 contributions
Fantastic museum, a large collection of works
Aug 2020
The museum, one of the largest in the world. It was founded in 1819 by King Ferdinand VII at the request of his second wife, Maria Isabella Braganza. We will see paintings by the greatest masters of the brush. A great collection of classical paintings from the 11th to the 20th century from all over Europe. Spanish, Flemish, French and German paintings are richly represented there. The museum houses paintings by Goya, Velazquez, El Greco, Rubens, Breughel, Bosch, Sorolla and many others. The museum has two cafes and a restaurant, a gift shop and a bookstore. I advise you to spend a whole day visiting this museum. If someone wants to see all the works very carefully, including reading descriptions, one day may not be enough. You cannot enter the museum with larger bags, backpacks, but you can leave them in the cloakroom free of charge. The museum offers free admission from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. However, then there may be a long line to enter. A beautiful museum. To visit one day is really not enough.
Written 11 July 2021
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DocRR
Mexico City, Mexico16 contributions
A must
Jul 2021
One of the great museums in the world.. .But if it only had the Bosh collection and the Meninas it would be worth the visit. It, of course, has many other impressive art in its collection. Plan to spend a whole day!
Written 7 July 2021
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trk921
Bucharest, Romania67 contributions
Wow
Jun 2021 • Couples
Great. We loved the tour. It was sensational and the tour guide explained everything verde good. We recommend it. When you visit Madrid you have to go to Prado
Written 5 July 2021
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