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Prado National Museum

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Paseo del Prado
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Address: Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 23, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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+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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A classic

As part of a Gate 1 tour, we went for a few hours. It was not only educational, but had some sublime exhibits above and beyond the classical art you know you are going to visit... read more

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BONITA SPRINGS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As part of a Gate 1 tour, we went for a few hours. It was not only educational, but had some sublime exhibits above and beyond the classical art you know you are going to visit. Well worth having a guide explain the significance of what you are seeing.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wouldn't usually visit an art gallery but we decided to give this one a view. I was very impressed with the art on show

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I started at the Bosch room and decided to go back and get an audio tour guide. It's worth the money! It helped get the background and details of the pictures. I ended up spending too much time looking at the Dutch paintings so browse through them and then go upstairs to the Spanish painters! There are times when the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved it. It was a cold day and super to have the opportunity to float around with an audio guide. The museum is excellently laid out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A Madrid must see. You could spend a whole day visiting this museum and still me amased by the beuty of the paintings

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even if you're not that deep into art, such as myself, you MUST visit the Prado. Spectacular work of arts that you have to experience yourself. Just be prepared that it would take you at least 4 hours to go through everything... Stunning!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What else can be said about this grandoise place? Pelase, make yourself a favor a visit this museum at the first chance you have

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful museum with an impressive collection but I think too big for one trip so i only manged to see one section but it was excellent. Will go again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much to see and not sure if one visit is enough. There is so much to take in. A big plus is the museum is free to kids. My youngest had a hard time after about hour an half since many of the works of art are not what she likes but she did enjoy some. My teenagers enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Prado is known throughout the world - for a good reason. You could spend days there looking at one famous piece of art after another. We had done some homework in advance, and we knew what we wanted to see (the Dutch and Spanish masters), and still it was a long day. But worth it. You get more out of... More 

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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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