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Prado Museum

Paseo del Prado s/n, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 512 Attractions in Madrid
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Type: Museums, Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: 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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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you like great master pieces you will not be disappointed. Just be pre paired for long lines and crowds. They have a lot of tour groups early in the morning. Which you cannot avoid. Also after you pass through security you are asked by these independent tour people if you would like a private tour for one hour at... More

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Belleville, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

While I am not an avid art lover, my sister absolutely insisted on seeing the Prado while we were recently in Madrid. I am so, so glad she did. The artwork is glorious and I would recommend a trip to the Prado to anyone visiting Madrid. I've now seen Goya and Velazquez, Manet, Bosch, and El Greco. Stunning, beautiful, and... More

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Indialantic, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We are glad we visited the Prado while in Madrid. We got to see some paintings we had only seen in art history books and discover some lesser known artists as well. You can hit the highlights, as the museum map/guide gives you a list of masterpieces or you can go room to room like we did exploring most of... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Usually anything you want to see in Spain you have to get there at least 10 minutes before opening time to avoid the lines and the crowd inside. I got there 30 minutes early to get in line and by the time the museum opened there was a long line. Of course purchasing the tickets online is wiser :) Also... More

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81 reviews 81 reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Go early not to busy and fasntastic view of paintings. Book on line to get 10.00 entry. Get an audio guide you will learn so much more and enjoy it

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Loads to see and do, set aside plenty of time. Some amazing work which really teaches the history of Madrid and Spain

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wayne, NJ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic museum. Worth the entry fee and an exciting museum for lovers of Spanish art. Large museum and surrounded by park and classic Spanish cityscape.

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Light, airy and chock-filled with precious art, the Prado is worth a visit if you are in, or anywhere near, Madrid. The art is properly displayed in large, light filled rooms so you can enjoy everything. User friendly, you can easily get lost in the magnificent art on display there and who would blame you?

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Syracuse, New York
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94 reviews 94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We recently visited the Museo del Prado, rated number one attraction in Spain. We were fortunate to view the El Greco exhibit but u fortunate that museum was so crowded, we visited midday which is probably not the best time. Staff seemed to push people along not allowing enough time to take in all of the art. I've been to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We understand that we have to go thru screening/checking when we enter the museum. The staff was rude and acting like we were some kind of thief. While we were inside the museum, the other staff keep sushhing and asking people to be quite as if we were in the library. It's not worth the ticket we paid.

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