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Prado National Museum

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Paseo del Prado
As featured in Living Madrid and 12 other guides
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Address: Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 23, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 902 10 70 77
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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One of the world's finest museums

2017 marks my third visit to Prado in three years, impossible to view entire collection in one visit. Includes finest collection of Spanish art worldwide.

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

2017 marks my third visit to Prado in three years, impossible to view entire collection in one visit. Includes finest collection of Spanish art worldwide.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum is huge! We went during the day and had no wait but when we walked past it at 5 pm there was a very very long line. I thought it was not easy to navigate through the museum.

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Zug, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took a 1hr guided tour and viewed the most important pictures. Very good tour guide, great pictures and he had a story for each picture. Ad hoc questions to other pictures were also answered knowledgeably. If Museums is your thing, the you want to go here, but take a guide, it's too much to do without a guide.

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Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Is like walking in to the history, a bit expensive for my taste thou as London nobody pay to visit any museum. A must see

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Free after six o'clock until 8! But the queues are quite long so get there early! This is my great-nephew's second favourite gallery in the world!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice hotel, friendly with signs in English. the lines in front of the ticket office are very long all year round. Try to pre purchase the tickets

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the Goya and El Greco paintings. Be sure to ask for senior discount if over 65. Paintings are of old Spain and Europe which may not appeal to some. .

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely building, amazing collection but a bit of a maze. Cafe offered limited food on a Sunday afternoon

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is famous and very popular - therefore either book online in advance or get there early otherwise be prepared for a long queue. Even though we arrived only just after morning opening time we still queued for 20 mins + With boys 9 & 11 we did a couple of hours in the museum looking at many of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful gallery, for some of the most beautiful paintings on this, try to avoid busy times, but worthwhile regardless.

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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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