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Prado National Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 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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Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 23, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 902 10 70 77
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Reviewed today

Don't forget to visit Prince's treasury ant 2nd floor, give yourself enough time, it's not very easy to navigate.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1996indres
Reviewed today

I did this gallery with my wife on our last day in Madrid. We had not prebocked as we were not sure if we would make it. We got one tick including the guide book and one without. Very good value as the guide book...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GerardTonlegee
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No hay palabras por describir que bueno es este museo. Las obras son tantas que un día no es suficiente para que lo discubras todo. There's no words to discover how amazing this museum is. There are so many pieces of art that it's really...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Prado has a lot to offer (it took us 8 hours to see everything we wanted!) and is a must see for any art fan. We didn't wait long either.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were astounded by all the famous masterpieces. It could take days to see everything! So many great masters!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank WillaK339
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived at 11am before the crowds so we didn't have to queue and picked up a map which is essential and paid for an audio guide which is not essential but adds a lot more to the experience. We saw the temporary exhibition celebrating...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 2 days ago

Impressive collection and well worth a visit. We bought tickets in advance and still queued to get in, but not too long. Expect to spend a good couple of hours at least to walk round but definitely worth it.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Over 7000 pieces of art, make sure you give yourself enough time to enjoy. Make sure you have enough time for this place. Dont rush through it.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the visit with 3 college students, one who is an art major. She got the most out of it but we all liked the art

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank jonib265
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Reserve time. If you go there on a free entry day, pick what are you going to see because you don’t have time for everything. Also be 30min before there to wait in line.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AnninaWee
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September 23, 2018|
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Response from Griselle L | Reviewed this property |
I don’t tyyou can get your FREE tickets online. You juat walk in and get them. Nevertheless, the queues move quickly. For free admission to the Prado Museum visit Tuesday to Sarturday from 6pm to 8pm, or Sundays from 5pm to... More
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There is a separate queue for prebooked tickets
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Horsham, Pennsylvania
Thyssen and Reina Sofia lines? (3 Replies)
Anticipating that we'll be visiting Madrid's art museums during peak season (July), we purchased a skip-the-line guided tour for the Prado. However, we just plan to tour the Thyssen and Reina Sofia on our own -- should we purchase tickets in advance so we can skip the lines, or aren't those lines that bad? Thanks in advance for any info!
June 28, 2016|
Response fromBennyMalaga|
If you go at 9:50 am, 10 minutes before they open, the lines will be very short. If you are 65 or over, the Reina Sofia will be free.
1 Day in Seville (15 Replies)
I will arrive at around 10.00 am and from the Airport, I plan to take the aiport bus to the last station, Prado de San Sebastian I plan to take the 10.00 am bus from Seville, Prado de San Sebastian Bus Station to Marbella. I will be staying 7 nights in Marbella. Can someone suggest a hotel at or walking distrance from Prado de San Sebastian. Thank you. Sandy
January 27, 2011|
Response fromCadiz_lover|
You arrive at the last stop in front of the Prado de San Sebastian gardens and on the main road called Avenida de Menendez Pelayo. Opposite the old building which was originally used for Tobacco imported from the west and now used as the University HQ. If you walk to the left as you exit the bus you walk towards the tram stop around the corner Avenida de Carlos V which is close to the Prado bus terminal on the far side across the road. You could in fact use this tram to take you into the...More
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Wanted/help - The Prado Guide, english version (5 Replies)
We have recently returned from Madrid and now kicking ourselves we never bought The Prado Guide (english version) at the time of visiting the museum. Does anyone know where I could buy a copy other than buying online directly from the Prado as they charge 20.00 euros for delivery. Ideally if anyone is going soon I would be grateful if they bought the book and I could pay the postage within UK. Any advise grateful.
September 11, 2012|
Response fromSnowshineWalesUK|
Many thanks for that, it is the same book I take it?