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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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World-class museum

This is the best attraction in Madrid. If you do nothing else be sure to come here for a couple of hours, a half day, or better yet, a full day. The collection here is more... read more

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the best attraction in Madrid. If you do nothing else be sure to come here for a couple of hours, a half day, or better yet, a full day. The collection here is more focused and accessible than the Louvre, and lines aren't bad if you arrive early.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We hire one of the Museum Guides, no reservation needed, just walk in and they guides are there and made our visit even better! I had my three kids with me and they learn so much from the guided visit.

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Porto, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plenty of impressive classic paintings in this huge traditional museum. Everything is displayed and lit very well which is nice. Please note that there is a long line and wait for the Monday evening (6-8pm) free admission. A definite must visit if you like the classics and Church art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

At your typical art museum, you can get through in 2-ish hours and feel like you've seen everything. The Prado is no ordinary museum. If you're planning on truly enjoying everything this expansive museum has to offer, I recommend setting aside at least half a day to explore. The collection at this museum is incredible and varied with several famous... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best collection of amazing paintings. It's a must visit if you go to Madrid. Very near el retiro park to go for a walk afterwards.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Is visiting Madrid, you must visit Prado. I m not such a fan of paintings, but it was really impressing how many masterpieces are gathered in Prado. Need to spend some times there.Is huge! But worth's it.Price is 15 euro per adult.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great art gallery!It's mandatory to visit this museum when you are in madrid ....Take your time and enjoy the art.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Each time I visit Madrid I go to wonderful Prado museum. Can not stop admiring the masterpieces made by the real brush and pencil masters. Splendid, impressive place with fantastic energetics! But be ready you can get lost in there for at least 4 hours!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Prado was cool inside....but better art museums eg muse d'orsy or louvre. Not enough variety of type of art

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped in Madrid for 4 days specifically to visit the museums. The Prado was larger than I expected, perhaps 1/5 the size of the Louvre. I found the art to be lovely, the arrangement on the ground floor (0) was a bit peculiar & disjointed though. I bought a pass to the 3 main museums in the Golden Triangle... More 

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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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