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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 Museo del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid. It features one of the world's finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Museo del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid. It features one of the world's finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 19th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, and unquestionably the best single collection of Spanish art. The numerous works by Francisco de Goya, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great museum, totally worth it, pay attention to when you go, the evening hours, it's free! My favorite of the three major art museums in Madrid

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A good size museum with a lot to see, as you would expect. Not expensive, think we went in for less than 15 euros and stayed for a few hours.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were in Madrid and found out that this museum is free between 6 and 8 so we decided to take a look. We arrived at 17:30 and had to wait in a huge queue for 30 minutes in the heat before we got to the gate. Would only recommend if you really like art otherwise everything looks pretty much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The advice I received was sound, unless you really don't like art this place has to be on your list of must sees in Madrid. Excellent signage so if Spanish is not your languages and you don't want to walk around with an audio device welded to your head this museum is English speaker friendly. Allow plenty of time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Awesome Art! Art from Spain as well as artists from many countries and era's placed in beautiful rooms and walkways! It is very big and can pass many splendid hours. Hiring the explanation information to listen to is a must! Thoroughly enjoyed my experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Pricey, but to see Goyas black paintings up close is a must. Lots of classical paintings. Biblical stuff and landscapes. The Kunst Museum visiting collection of modernist/post modernist work was also excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Been to many museums but this is one of the best run, detailed descriptions of each work is staggering. Many museums just display the painting and artist and year done, The Prado sets the gold standard. We had tickets to the 3 large Madrid museums, and Thyssen is a close second. Went in August when it was 37C, so, crowds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

When visiting Madrid one cannot visit the Prado-museum. Take your time since this museum has a fabulous collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The temporary Picasso exhibition juxtapositioned between the more traditional works of Goya, El Graco , Valazquez was a novel idea though a radical one . Huge contrasts and varying insights

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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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