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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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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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Simply Amazing!

Wonderful collection of master works. I am not a great art aficionado but the paintings were breath taking. We spent more time there, over 2 hours, and still did not see... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful collection of master works. I am not a great art aficionado but the paintings were breath taking. We spent more time there, over 2 hours, and still did not see everything. We did not have advance tickets but we got there early and the ticket purchase line was only 20 minutes. Purchase on-line and avoid this. Nice cafeteria inside... More 

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Really nice. Unfortunately it's full of religious paintings due to Spain's religious beliefs and previous conservationism.

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One of the best Museums in the World. The paint collection is fantastic. I have visited many times and I discovered something new every time. It is a delight for culture lovers.

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Now you'll know by now that all of the museums in Madrid are free for the last 2hrs of the day but then you are left with cramming it all in. Target the works of most interest for you. There are room after room of religious paintings but if that's you interest, good luck to you. Not being much of... More 

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It's funny: when comparing Madrid to New York City, the Prado is located beside Buen Retiro Park, just as the Met (along with New York's other touted art museums) is situated along Central Park. For its competitive size however, the Prado's collection is much more concentrated. The focus seems to be on Western European--specifically Iberian and Venetian--paintings and sculptures. The... More 

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The Prado is well organized and very easy to peruse. I went twice, once for free (last two hours of every day) and once early in the morning before the crowds.

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Prada is reported to be amongst the largest galleries in Europe and it is certainly immense. We spent 2 hours wandering around taking in some incredible works. We were overwhelmed and could not take it all in. We chose to go in around 2pm. Made for easy, no queuing .... there was feeling in our group that we should have... More 

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The art that you see here, you will never see it anywhere else. It is absolutely amazing. We hired a private guide (pablo sabariego) and he did a fantastic job. However, I must say I was very disappointed by the El Prado Staff. People seem to be asleep. They don't want to explain you anything, I got the feeling I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I first visited at 17 and have been going back regularly ever since. It's one of the pleasures of living in Madrid. The cafs on the street behind it towards the retiro are good, the temporary expos are normally world class ad it has some of the best goya's, Velazquez's and El Greco's and art from all major painting traditions... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The outstanding collection at the Prado is not to be missed in Madrid. The examples by artists we all know is just incredible.

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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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