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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Prado has earlier art, but its spectacular holdings concentrate on Rubens, Velasquez, and Goya. They also have Bosch’s trippy surreal triptych — an absolute jaw-dropping must see in person. Naturally, the Prado also has terrific holdings by other talented Spanish artists that deserve wider recognition. You’d be well advised to pre-purchase tickets or to book a local tour guide...the museum is a bit overwhelming and it’s easy to miss key rooms (e.g., Goya’s black pictures).

The Prado itself is surrounded by other cultural opportunities so once you’re there, you can continue your journey.

Thank ARLVAGUY
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Reviewed yesterday

If you like religious art and/or learning about history from art - then this is a place for you. The amount of artwork in here is astonishing.

Worth reserving 2 hours+ if you want to see it all.

I remember there was a time of day when they let people in for free but I can't remember what it was really.

Thank Tomasz D
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Reviewed yesterday

What collection, so many to see. Be prepared and take a general view first ! Do not start with the first painting you see for you won’t reach the last one. Do know what you like to see for you can spend days here. And give it time. I enjoyed it greatly.

Thank adriaan v
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful museum with excellent temporary and permanent exhibitions. Well worth a visit; expect to spend 4 - 5 hours there. A word to the wise - buy your tickets either at the ticket station at the museum, or on the OFFICIAL website (museodelprado.es) - do NOT buy from museumdelprado.com. They will charge you double, and possibly charge you twice.

Thank SarahEnn38
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum itself is a treasure. It's also full of treasures. There are a several ways to see it. Plan an hour and see the highlights. Globally recognized masterpieces. Plan an hour to see Spanish masters like Goya. Or plan all day to soak up an epic offering of world famous art. The place is huge. Bring comfortable shoes. It's a maze, so use the maps to figure out where to go. The place is popular. I cannot imagine what the on-season crowds must be like. Plan your visit accordingly. Pace yourself. There is a cafe so take a break. And most importantly, don't just rush around. Take a minute and read about the art then really study it. It's a special place.

1  Thank MrGaucho1987
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not only is this beautiful 200 year old building worth a visit so is the amazing art worth appreciating. Do a private tour with a guide.

Thank lizc761
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an easy building to walk around with good guides supplied allowing the visitor to choose easily which artists they want to see especially if time is limited.The museum cafe has a variety of snacks and light meals available. The art on show is wonderful and the building itself is beautiful.

Thank dustylin
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is no surprise this is considered one of the world's great museums. It lives up to it s accolades.Spent 3 hours there and not enough time. Recommend the rick steves guide to prado which was very helpful Just overwhelmed by the classics I read about and seen in books,but to see it in person is exhilarating.Give at least a half day just to see the basics.

Thank Isanuk B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The only thing I can say other than "breath taking" is that 6 hours is not enough time! We only covered level 2, where the Picasso permanent collection is housed. If you are a lover of modern art, buy a 5 day pass!

Thank IllseN
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Upon advise of our host we took advantage of the free admission after 4p.m. Good opportunity to get a quick look at some of Spain's art treasures.

Thank TJTeddy1
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