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Prado National Museum

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Paseo del Prado
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Address: Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 23, 280141 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 902107077
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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
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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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I went to this museum for free after 6 p.m. To meet the schedule, I visited Segovia in the morning and afternoon. It's so large that you have to design a specific plan. What... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went to this museum for free after 6 p.m. To meet the schedule, I visited Segovia in the morning and afternoon. It's so large that you have to design a specific plan. What do you watch? Which course do you take? The free ticket is a good sample to make me buy a ticket. Taste it with free ticket.... More 

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Sonoma, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Book online ahead of time at museum website, you will have to lock in on a day , but not a specific time. You then get to enter via the Jeronimos exit (in back on left side of building). Make sure you have a printed copy of your ticket.There were absolutely no lines when we entered on a Saturday at... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

- Since its foundation in 1819 as a museum of paintings and sculpture, Museo del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum. - It features one of the world's finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 19th century. - The quality and variety of its collection makes the Prado one of the world's... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to this museum in October 2014 but the when did you travel spot didn't go far, so i just wrote the latest time i could find!I actually got lost in this museum , but it was my fault #lol. The museum has a great collection of art pieces such as Manet , Monet and other very well know... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very good museum, a must when you are in Madrid. Excellent paintings and sculptures. Be early as there is a long queue

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many paintings, sculptures and artwork from several centuries of work. I had the opportunity to see Picasso's from Switzerland being displayed - completely worth every minute. I didn't stand in the long queue outside, saves time to pay the additional fees and get more time inside the musuem.

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Branson, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very comprehensive collection from various artists in a unique setting. If you go in the evenings between 5pm & 7pm it's actually free to get in, but be warned, get there early in the queue because all the tourists & even locals know about this too!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good museum, just not in the mood ...Lot of paintures , and sculptures Please check first the artists that are exposed and see if you really want to see it all. This is a very big museum and otherwise it will boring for you.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The famous Prado museum is one of possess one of the biggest art collections in the world. One of the finest collections of Spanish art - El Greco, Goya, Velazquez etc.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Prado Museum is the crown jewel of one of the capital’s most visited tourist itineraries in Madrid . many painting , sculptures and more . photographing is not allowed inside .

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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
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