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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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Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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I was not a big fan or art at all since I've gotten my bachelor degree in statistics. However, after I had a chance to visit this museum, it completely blew me away. Now, I am a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I was not a big fan or art at all since I've gotten my bachelor degree in statistics. However, after I had a chance to visit this museum, it completely blew me away. Now, I am a big fan of art. There are so many paintings to watch. Instead of watching world-acclaimed paintings, I highly recommend you to watch a... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Amazing gallery. Pick up the free guide and spot the 50 masterpieces shown in the guide. Handy to see every room and spot the master work. Amazing collection of artworks.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I queued up on a Sunday at 5pm to get in for free. The queue moved very quickly and it wasn't too busy when I got inside. Would definitely recommend getting the audio guide to help understand the art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Huge collection of various artists, and in particular, Goya was spectacular. If you like older art, this is the place. We are more modernists and there was a temporary exhibition with Picasso's which made the visit even that much better.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you're an art lover you absolutely cannot miss the Prado. If you even just slightly enjoy art then you really shouldn't miss the Prado. And even if you dislike art, you should go anyway! No one should go to Madrid without seeing the Prado.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I spent an entire day here and, yes, I read almost everything and/or listened to the entire audio device. The collection is so deep for certain painters, I noticed (without any formal art training) changes in style as the painter matured. I also noticed a change in subject matter and wondered what in the history of Spain caused this to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful museum with an impressive collection. Lots of famous portraits (which can get a bit monotonous after a while), but the gallery dedicated to Picasso's GUERNICA is worth the price of admission alone. The mural itself is stunning - both haunting and thought-provoking, and the collection of the studies and sketches done by Picasso make this a well rounded exhibit.... More 

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Milton, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

What wouldn't be excellent about a museum with all that beauty. I was amazed by its collection. It was a rainy day in Madrid and everyone was looking for an inside activity but even then it didn't seem impossible to enjoy the works on display.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We arrived to the Prado in the late afternoon. We saw the special collection rooms first. Then we had a snack in the café. Afterwards, we viewed the main room which were full of great masterpieces.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very disappointed with the art. Mostly religious& crucifixons. Dont pay que for free entry from 6pm on Wednesday to see the Breugal and 'Earthly Delights'. Very bad signage confusing had to ask the way several times despite having a map.Wouldnt go again.

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Additional Information about Museo Nacional del Prado

Address: Address: Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 23, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 902107077
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Paseo del Prado
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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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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