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Paseo del Prado

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Address: Paseo del Prado | Paseo Del Prado, 1, Madrid, Spain
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This is the center location of Madrid and the starting point of all your sightseeing. I you are with a group and you split up, this would be the place to meet up again. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is the center location of Madrid and the starting point of all your sightseeing. I you are with a group and you split up, this would be the place to meet up again. It's also where all the buses and trains stop.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

cruxifixions and yet more of same-terrible signage had to ask for help to find painting by Bruegal very confusing layout

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It's a nice stroll with lots of things nearby such as the Retiro park, El Prado, fountains, shops, and cafés. It connects with the road that leads to Plaza Mayor. It's also a nice walk in the evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to walk and see statues amazing flower beds and the serenity of Madrid the museum is very good to if your interested in it

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Picasso exhibit was a bonus. Lovely facility. Waitstaff in the café made for a pleasant break mid-way through the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Prado is obviously a must-see while in Madrid. We waited in line on a Friday in April for 20 minutes mid-morning to buy tix - not bad - but it was not the tourist season. Plan ahead because unless you devote the day you won't see it all. The English audio guide was helpful. We really enjoyed the cafeteria:... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This area truly feels like you are not in Madrid anymore. The tree-lined street is very shady, quiet, and beautiful. Museums, like the Prado, Thyssen museum, etc. are all nearby and well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This museum is huge and has a great collection. It is the closest think to the Louvre that I have ever seen. Plan on spending the day at this museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Lovely walk down this Paseo del Prado. Interesting statues and water fountains. Places to sit and relax..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One of the world's top museums, the Prado is to Madrid what the Louvre is to Paris, or the Uffizi to Florence: a majestic city landmark and premiere art institution that merits the attention of every traveler who visits the city.

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Address: Paseo del Prado | Paseo Del Prado, 1, Madrid, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro

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Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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