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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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Perth WA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
57 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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92 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Hampshire
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6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It is free entrance at 6pm. We stayed for 2 hrs and still did not see everything. Good collection of painting and nice way to spend the evening.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

View paintings that are world treasures in a very pleasant setting. Easy access via Metro. Went at height of summer and museum not too crowded. Restaurants in area for snacks

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My Mum really wanted to say that she had at least been to the museum although I'm not a lover of them! However, the Prado is world famous so we visited whilst it was free after 6pm just to get a taste of the art. You are not allowed backpacks at all so I would suggest if you need something... More

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is a typical "national" European museum with mostly dark, historical-subject paintings and sculpture. It's just not my taste as I find most of it "too heavy", but everyone says it's a must-see in Madrid, so we did it. I was bored half-way through, but when we realized there was an "El Greco" special exhibit that also had some Picasso's,... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Even though we visited at a time of day when admission was free, do not miss a trip to the Prado. It can be a bit overwhelming, there's so much to see, but maps are readily available in many different languages, and the staff are very helpful (and easy to find). I always enjoy the Renaissance painters, and was delighted... More

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

First world museum. One of the best. Love the collections they have. There is really nothing I can say that isn't obvious. The prestige of this place speaks for itself. Everyone has to go at least once in their lifetime.

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