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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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This is must to visit! Great museum with very well arranged collection. The masterpieces are easily found very good navigation. you easily may hire a professional guide for 50... read more

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is must to visit! Great museum with very well arranged collection. The masterpieces are easily found very good navigation. you easily may hire a professional guide for 50 euro. We were group of 5 so it was quite a deal! Very nice gift shop by the way)

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with my wife and enjoyed every minute there. I promised myself to bring my kids, so some good art will enter their brains. Lovely location, and several hours to spend there.

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Cornwall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I gave this review the title of "Art Overload" because there is so much to see and take in at the Prado. I am not sure if it can be done in one visit as after a couple of hours it's a case of tired brain (and tired feet). If you are only able to visit once, as most tourists... More 

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Emerald Hills, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I did a private Context Travel tour through the Prado with Andrea Van Houtven and Laura, a guide in training who also was a sculptor. Andrea was brimming with insights about all the art and helped us dive into the Prado without getting overwhelmed. She combined her endless knowledge with a great way of connecting the art... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Take plenty of time to walk this Museum. The others are ok, but never the same. Everythig important is here.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many top paintings but the layout was a bit confusing difficult for the untrained eye to separate the "ordinary" from the masterpieces.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not the biggest museum but it is really packed with iconic paintings across the ages and all over Europe. Get there early as it gets really busy. There are discounts for over 65 and under 18. The multi gallery ticket is just about worthwhile, but this is the most expensive of the group.

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fascinating museum, rich in beauty and grandeur, excellent artistic expression of the human soul. Very demanding: not very suitable for children.

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Bellmore, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow... What a museum... Goya, Velazquez, Reubens, El Greco and much, much more. It is a must see but get tickets in advance if you can. Always crowded

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Full of Italian artists from tribes dance and medieval time - but also more artistic lines. Not really good for those not interested in art and history! However, if you wanna improve your knowledge, you MUST go there. Besides this, it is also a magical building! No line at the entrance ;)

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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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