El Cason del Buen Retiro
El Cason del Buen Retiro
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Top ways to experience El Cason del Buen Retiro and nearby attractions

The area
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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Banco de España • 8 min walk
  • Retiro • 8 min walk
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Vladimiramirela
Mississauga, Canada1,884 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
After a major restoration completed in 2007, it is now hosting the museum's study centre and library. It was closed at the time we were passing by and it did not seem to be open for tourists.
Written January 22, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,058 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
We only walked past this lovely building as we were running short of time, and did not manage to return. We did not know what it was at the time and only found out later. El Cason del Buen Retiro is part of the Museo del Prado and it houses various conference rooms and a library. Interestingly originally it was meant to be a ballroom, and later served as a museum of 19th century paintings belonging to the Prado. It also housed Picasso's Guernica until it was moved to the Reina-Sofia museum. It was built in 1637 as part of the Buen Retiro Palace.
Written September 23, 2019
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
The building is an annex of the Museo del Prado. It is one of only two buildings that have survived the destruction of the Buen Retiro palace. Its eastern facade faces the Retiro Park. It was quiet and closed when I was there. Worth a photo shoot of its exterior.
Written August 12, 2018
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