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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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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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 known for its diverse assortment of works by Velasquez, Goya and El Greco.

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Engles exhibit well done

We arrived at 10:45 and, despite not having pre admission, we were in this timed special exhibit by 11:15. Although not familiar with the artist, the 5 euro audio guide provided... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived at 10:45 and, despite not having pre admission, we were in this timed special exhibit by 11:15. Although not familiar with the artist, the 5 euro audio guide provided solid information. After touring the exhibit we visited about 15 masterpieces throughout the museum. The map we got helped but wasn't always easy to follow;however, the guides were helpful... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If the old master's paintings are your bag do not miss this. Most of the paintings are religious in content but that is probably true of most classical art museums. There are also some wonderful portraits and Spanish historical events portrayed. I really feel that you can not see all and take it in so rather plan what you want... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Obviously a world famous venue but when we went it was worse than the London Underground in rush hour: really stuffy and heaving with crowds, some of them more or less organised mobs. The "best" galleries had nowhere to sit (presumably their idea of crow management) so at this very busy time it was not really so viable for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Central, comprehensive, engaging, alluring and well maintained. Time well spent on terms of gaining knowledge and perspective. Worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The title says it all. Not for everyone but certainly worth a visit if you are interested in Spanish art of certain periods. Very crowded on weekends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great museum. Should be a priority for everyone going to Madrid. Titian, Reubens, Velasquez and many, many more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

it has a large collection of paintings done by the Spanish Masters like Velazquez, Goya and El Greco (who is technically not a Spaniard) plus a whole lot of Italian, Flemish and other paintings as well. Allot a day to fully appreciate the collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved It! it´s really big, so my recommendation would be find the room where the artist that you want to see first and then go room from there, that way if you ran out of time or the museum is closing you at least saw what you wanted to see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Museo Nacional del Prado had beautiful works of art, however, I felt the layout of the museum was confusing and seemed to detract from our visit. I would also suggest giving yourself more than 4 hours to really get to see all the art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been here before and would always recommend a visit if you get time; one can't beat a bit of culture.

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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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