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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
Phone Number: +34 902 10 70 77
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10:00 am - 7:00 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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Visited the Prado countless times over the years. It's like an old friend but there are always new surprises. Best painting ever done lives the "in the Garden of Earthly Delights... read more

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Port Hueneme, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the Prado countless times over the years. It's like an old friend but there are always new surprises. Best painting ever done lives the "in the Garden of Earthly Delights" it's be El Bosco. Go on a weekday early or you will have to fight your wat through to see the triptych.

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gloucestershire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are times when the museum is free but I recommend toy pay . There is just not enough time to get around it all and appreciate the work

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Middelfart, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I assume if you are very cultural and do not know what to do on a rainy Sunday, this is a fantastic opportunity to be cultural, but it's really not.... long queue and boring stack of endless paintings by somewhat famous painters . . . And absolutely way too much of them....hmmm it's some 15€ per head ....

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Englewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's the Prado, what more can I say. We spent the entire day there. Lots of work to see, a wonderful setting, a great building and amazing art.

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the best museum worldwide . Unfortunately we had not enough time to see more . Very friendly staff

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice museum, taking picture not allowed. Too boring for the children. Book tickets in advance to avpid the long queue.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had spent many hours in this magnificent museum. It has such an incredible collection, which also helps you to discover the history of Spain and its artists. I had the pleasure of spending the majority of my day here, even then, it wasn't enough. I has truly enjoyed every moment. One of the things I particularly enjoyed is their... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the museum itself was wonderfully set up. There was no line to get in in mid November. If you have a student ID you get in for free. Otherwise it was 15 euros! also bring a regular ID or passport to verify against your student ID!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take your passports for a seniors concession and pay rather than queue for the free hour at the end of the day. Work out what you want to see and if you can try and work out the room numbers in advance. The layout can be very confusing on your first visit. The pictures are in the main fabulous!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I visited the museum today and we were blown away by the art collection. Our local guide managed to explain in detail some of the art pieces by El Greco, Goya, Rubens, Velazquez etc. One would need at least a whole day (or more) to truly appreciate what the place has to offer. A few hours is... 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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