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Prado Museum

Paseo del Prado s/n, 28014 Madrid, Spain
902107077
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As featured in 3 days in Madrid
Ranked #1 of 458 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have been there three times and I really liked it. You can see famous artists' works, I really like them, especially Goya

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Manacor, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Apparently the no 1 tourist attraction in Madrid. The vast building houses 7600 paintings, (only a fraction are on permanent display) plus sculptures. Art is mainly European from 12th C to 19th C with an emphasis on Spanish art by Goya, Velazquez, Titian, El Greco, Rubens and Bosch. There are always queues but you can book tickets in advance and... More

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Madrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great museum, with the largest classical painting collection of the world (though most of it isn't on exhibit). Do not miss Goya, an authentic genious almost 200 years ahead of the painters of its time.

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Lviv
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

amazing collection of art! it is very generous of Spanish Government to allow free access to this museum on the daily basis. In my experience, it was best to go there several times for 2-1,5 hours (and then continue to Retiro park for a nice walk to absorb everything seen before).

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Very big, so best to make a list of what you want to see and be organized! After 4pm is free entry but there is a big line up so go early if you want to take advantage of this option.

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Leuven, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We didn't get in due lack of time. If you really want to visit then you better buy a ticket. I recommend it for those who are in a tight shedule. If you have a lot of time then maybe you can try to get in after 6pm, then there is no entrence fee but you need a ticket.... and... More

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Perth WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

One of the world's greatest centres for art. A must see in Madrid. Book on line to avoid delays. Can be overwhelming but a little pre-planning helps. We took a ticket that included the superb guide to the Prado book which is worth having in its own right. Highly recommended.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We took our 9 year old boys to the Prado and they got bored quickly except when they say the replica of the Mona Lisa. The Prado is a true museum for the sophisticated museum lover. Others may find it boring. I liked seeing the architecture and the build of it more than the art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Visit the Prado in the evening between 6 and 8 and see the museum for free. The queue stretches round the corner and down the road but everyone gets in, once the doors open. What a fantastic treat it is too. If you are not Spanish, it's also a chance to find out about Spanish history as well as Spanish... More

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My friends and I found a Survival Guide to the Prado Museum a great companion for the museum, much better than the official Prado guide.

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