Prado National Museum

Prado National Museum, Madrid: Hours, Address, Prado National Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Prado National Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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Tony V
18 contributions
Oct 2021
with guide, really helped the experience; so much to see and the guide was helpful in understanding many of the major works.
Written January 13, 2022
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Doc
11 contributions
Nov 2021
Not an avid art history fan, I felt obliged to visit the Prado during my stay in Madrid. I was surprised at the amount of art it housed. I suggest being part of a tour group or purchasing the mini book of great wors. There is more than a day's worth to see, and it takes time to figure out the maze of the museum. I learned much about the history of art in Europe and the chronological arrangement of art helped greatly. I highly recommend having a bite at the Prado Cafe.
Written January 11, 2022
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luv2tripalot
Dallas, TX348 contributions
Jan 2022
There are several pieces in this museum that will give you chills. We explored all of Madrid and this was the best museum, and I would compare it to some of the best in the world.
Written January 8, 2022
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Yas A
3 contributions
Jan 2022
History of Spanish art in a museum. Beautiful, easy to navigate, great shop and not long queues. Can get tickets on the door
Written January 7, 2022
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Gibfamily
Gibraltar92 contributions
Jan 2022
Fantastic museum although we found the guards a bit overbearing and excessive in imposing rules. As an example, I was merely pointing to a painting and I was told that I shouldn't touch the artwork...I was more that a metre away!
So much so that it often spoilt the enjoyment of the art works
Written January 6, 2022
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kf17020
Marietta, GA256 contributions
Dec 2021
The Prado is a definite must-see museum while in Madrid. The layout of the room numbers is sometimes a bit confusing but the collection of art is fantastic. You will see Titian, El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Raphael, Rubens, etc. We did a self-guided tour and it worked out just fine. We purchased tickets on-line for a specific time and it wasn't very crowded. I highly recommend visiting this museum if you're in Madrid.
Written January 3, 2022
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carlos Cuervo
Madrid, Spain8 contributions
Sep 2021
Went to see a temporary exhibition. Entry is easy if you have prebooked your tickets. There is a well-managed web site for that.
The space is beautiful and well organized.
A pleasure, with the added bonus that you may have a drink in one of the courtyards of the Museum, weather permitting.
Written December 29, 2021
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Antonio R
4 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
Be aware about the apparently new policy in the prado museum!!! apparently there are a number of tickets for free during the free visit hours and then if you do not get that ticket you need to pay even if it apparently free to access!!!Very disappointed to discover this new policy (I have been visiting this museum since I was a child and never heard something like this). I think it is misleading information and the responsible of the museum should actually respond to this. Worth to pay for the collection definitely as I believe it is one of the best in Europe but it leaves you a feeling that you have been cheated which is definitely not nice!!!
Written December 28, 2021
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june
san diego176 contributions
Dec 2021
If you like art museum, you will love it. If you're not into it but want to check it out, take advantage of free day after 6pm. (You still have to book in online.) This is a huge museum be ready to walk a lot.
Written December 20, 2021
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Vermont Farmer
Hanover, NH13 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
It was easy. Intuitive. Nicely designed. Rare to find something this smoothly crafted. Admission easy to walk in. Amazing building. Just walk around and drink it all in or focus on just 2 or 3 famous paintings. Don’t try to do too much. Better to go back
Written December 12, 2021
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Prado National Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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