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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 464 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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Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We used the hop-on bus to get here. We arrived early morning to avoid the queues. You can get audio tour guides inside the museum. We got a bit lost but with a little help we were back on track. We had a break for lunch, which was good and reasonably priced. The break allowed us to keep going and... More

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Chapeco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

If you like great work of art, this is a great museum. But it' isn't easy to visit because it seems a little big and disorganized. There are a permanent collection but sometimes is possible see new external collection. You must to buy different tickets to this attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

One of the best museums in the world. Not to be missed. Many masters works and a fine display of Picasso, Rembrant, Goya, etc.

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Los Angeles
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The Prado is incredible and immense. We were so fortunate to encounter one of the private tour guides you can hire once you've entered, her name was Angelina and she was simply amazing. Goya's Las Meninas is so impressive when an expert points out the revolutionary effects and techniques. El Greco is also incredible. And we were overwhelmed by Bosch's... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

To take everything in properly here you really need the best part of a day. But if pressed for time a good option is to visit after 6pm when there are no queues and you can get in for free for 2 hours. This is only enough time for a brief overview though.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Nothing to dislike, really. If you love art, you know what Prado is, so you don't need explanations. Plan for at least 3 hours (we spent 5, and it really wasn't enough!) The El Greco exhibition was absolutely amazing . It is running until October 2014 and is definitely worth a visit, even if you have been in Prado before.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I truly had no idea just how BIG this place was! I could spend a week in there and probably still not truly "see" everything. I was extremely impressed with the collections that were on display and did not realize sometimes just how long I was standing there in awe of certain pieces. What a beautiful museum. Be sure to... More

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Newport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Free from 6 - 8 pm - join the queue early. Lots of masterpieces on display to enjoy. Well organised. Would probably be best enjoyed over 2-3 visits.

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Rio Rancho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

So much art work to see. Pick the temporary exhibit and 1 or 2 galleries or you will experience art masterpiece overload. A world class facility.

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kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Very well displayed paintings with information in both Spanish and English. The cafeteria was good with a nice selection of well priced food and drink. The shop was well stocked.

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