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Prado Museum

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Paseo del Prado
Art museums, Museums
As featured in One Day in Madrid and 1 other guide
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Address: Paseo Del Prado, S/N, 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
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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Liked: Ambiance, modern furnishings, cleanliness. Disliked: lack of staff at the till, causing long queues.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Liked: Ambiance, modern furnishings, cleanliness. Disliked: lack of staff at the till, causing long queues.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

One of the best Art collection in Europe. You need at least two days to see the most important paintings. And its easy to get lost in the building which is huge. Luckily i have a local friend who showed the highlights of the museums. A great place for Art Lovers!!

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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking throughout. Amazing collection of Rubens, Valasquez, Goya, many others. There's too much here to take in during one visit. You could probably come here everyday for a lifetime without fully exhausting its depth of experience. The one place that you must visit if you come to Madrid for a holiday.

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Miami Beach
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We loved the Goya exhibit. The gift shop has very unique gifts for children and was expansive in choices for men and women. Loved the late hours, open until 8pm the evening we went.

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NJ
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

You will need a week to see this museum but we hired a guide who managed to show us the highlights in 3 hours. It is a must see when in Madrid.

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Bucharest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It is difficult to say you visit Madrid without seeing Prado. However, unless you are really passionate about art, you find a little difficult to follow such many paintings. You need better to be guided to the most representative paintings. I know they should keep certain conditions for preserving the paintings, but after a while I fond a little difficult... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We utilised the free admission period after 6pm. Long queues quickly subsided and, armed with a list of the most important paintings on our view list, we managed our visit in 2 hours. You could spend days in this wonderful gallery but if you do pick and choose your paintings then this is equally rewarding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

what an amazing gallery. what a collection of fabulous paintings. well worth a visit. Just be aware that the shop closes earlier than the gallery on a Sunday so make sure to finish your purchases before this time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

At 14 euros for basic entry I expected something pretty mind-blowing here and left feeling a little diddled out of my money. The problem for me is that I have lived in London and have been to the amazing (and free) galleries and museums there many times. The works at the Prado museum are undoubtedly great, but easily comparable to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I liked the way the rooms had a theme. Such as, paintings of an era that were about the seven deadly sins!

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