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Prado Museum

Paseo del Prado s/n, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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As featured in 3 days in Madrid
Ranked #1 of 442 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I'm not a museum lover but there were some paintings I wanted to view so we went. That also makes me not a good judge of the museum itself compared to other art museums. We also went at 6PM (I think) when the admission was free so it was certainly a great bargain for the money! We were in Madrid,... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I have been going to El Prado for decades and it keeps surprising me. The collection is one of the best of the world, looking both at the amount and at the quality of the paintings. The temporary exhibitions are normally excellent. You can't skip El Prado when you visit Madrid.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Prado is a wonderfully impressive museum. There is so much to see that even after spending the entire day here, I know there are still things that I missed. There is a very extensive collection of European art, particularly paintings. There are many Spanish artists, a large representation of Flemish artists, and many more famous artists from throughout Europe.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great art gallery. Free after 6pm, so be prepared for a long queue to get in at that time, and only limited time to view the artwork before it closes. the gallery is like a maze. so make sure you take the map.

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Greenville, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Prado is THE art museum in Madrid. The main draw are the paintings of 3 of Spain's most famous Renaissance artists - Goya, El Greco, and Vasquez. The paintings are fabulous and the museum itself is beautiful. There are other painters' works in the museum as well. We were there about an hour and focused our tour on the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I prebooked tickets including student tickets for our two teenagers. Then forgot to bring their passports. The most most most snooty staff in our glorious 3 weeks in Spain. I think you can tell 12 and 15 year olds from their backpacker future selves? they let us in finally but maybe better to give the staff a good breakfast so... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Visiting the Prado was a long held ambition,finally realized, which exceeded my imagination. Knowing it would be overwhelming,and my husbands tolerance for long museum visits, I preselected 15 paintings to really spend time looking at and that worked very well. Truly memorable!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The works in this building are just breathtaking, inspiring, full of history. I wish I had more time to explore. Unfortunately, there was an event in Toledo and the best works from the artist El Greco were in exhibition there. I missed some of his great works.

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Houston, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I did some research to see what attractions where free in Madrid. we were a family on a budget trying to see the most we could from our visit to Spain so anything free was surely going to help. In Spain many museums have at least one day where the entrance is free. The Prado, a world famous museum was... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Now that I've seen the most important museums in France, Italy and Germany, I can confidently say this is my favorite. You're not allowed to take pictures, but do you really need to? Enjoy the art while you're there instead of looking at the paintings through your camera!

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