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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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Beautiful shaded avenue, perfect for people watching

Be right in the centre of everything that is Madrid, this buzzing avenue outside the Prado is perfect for watching the world go by from one of the many benches, while sitting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Be right in the centre of everything that is Madrid, this buzzing avenue outside the Prado is perfect for watching the world go by from one of the many benches, while sitting shaded from the mid day sun by dozens of mature trees. when you tire of that, you are only a stones throw from three top galleries...including the amazing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

There are lot of interesting museums and buildings, but otherwise this buolevard is not so special. Its also noisy duo to heavy traffic.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Walking around Paseo del Prado will like you even is among of cars and trafic, you'll enjoy the walk drinking a coffee or doing some shoppings. Tip: Take some precautions some trees of the area strip some leaves off that are very annoying if You don't have glasses, I think was because the spring season

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

One might expect this street to be crowded and noisy but it was not, at least during the time we strolled here. It was quiet and a break from the crowds and noise while being just a short distance from them.

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Marine on St Croix, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Hello, it's the Prado. Wonderful, of course. Only quibble was it was closing an hour early due to city festival (Reina Sofia was completely closed) and though we arrived in the last hour we weren't told at the entrance. We didn't find out until the guards herded us from the galleries. Everyone seemed pretty confused.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I'd been thinking of skipping this museum, but really enjoyed my 3 hours spent there, with a coffee break in between. The queue looked daunting, but moved quickly, and once inside we followed a reasonably ordered means of moving between all the rooms. Didn't opt for the audio guide, but were guided by the museum's layout plan, which recommends the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a marvellous tree lined walk stretching from the attractive Plaza. de Cibeles to Atocha and we traversed it a few times. It is lined with great architecture and is the location for numerous landmark institutions. At the north end is the huge imposing edifice of Banco de Espana. Not far along is the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza with its fabulous... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It is a very interesting street very green and full of museum and pieces of arts. You can walk in the middle or on the side, in any case you will enjoy the walk

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Free and fast entry after 17h00 on Sundays (18h00 weekdays.) Goya, Goya, Goya and some others. Some real and large Picasso's, but only on loan for a while.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This tree-lined avenue is beautiful and makes a large city seem much smaller. We stayed at a hotel a few blocks from the Paseo del Prado and were able to use the impressive Neptune Fountain as a bit of a landmark as we headed to museums and the train station. FYI, if you have the time, there is a very... More 

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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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