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Museo Nacional del Prado

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Address: Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 23, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 902107077
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: 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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The Prado Museum is very easily to visit. It is at most a 10 minute walk from the central Metro and bus stations. If you are going early in the morning, then it is nice to do so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Prado Museum is very easily to visit. It is at most a 10 minute walk from the central Metro and bus stations. If you are going early in the morning, then it is nice to do so having had had a walk and coffee in the beautifully laid out Retiro park. If you go in the late afternoon, then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Need i say more? The permanent collection is a must and the changing collection (may 2015: Goya, 10 paintings of Picasso) is also super special. If you are in Madrid this museum can not be missed

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Tayport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited this museum after being in Retiro Park. This was probably not a good idea as we had already walked for two to three hours and we did not know that the museum was so vast. There are two floors with art work from various masters. We were there for at least three hours but I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Prado's comprehensive collection, particularly of Spanish artists, should not be missed. We only stayed four hours and could have spent a day or more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a one day stopover in Madrid on a recent trip. We knew we would have to make some quick choices about where to spend our time. We decided to visit the Prado. We took the bus from the airport. This was great. It took about 30 minutes to get the old town area. The cost... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Order your tickets on line to save the queue. If you are carrying a backpack you will need to check it in a locker. They do not allow photography of any kind.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I'm not a huge art fan I admit but this museum was really an amazing visit. Loved the numerous Rubens pieces and the Picasso as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The collection is fantastic. The only point to correct is how the personnel treat the visitors. They lack good manners, and they force visitors to leave their bags and backpacks in the cloackroom, without providing with a plastic bag to carry the wallet, phone or medicines. This is a practice that many other museums do, but not El Prado, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great collection in a nice museum - you will need more than one day... Do not miss Hieronymus Bosch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Fantastic museum. Strange ban on taking pictures (most of museums in the world allow that). Nice cafe.

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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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