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“Well, it IS the Prado”

Prado National Museum
Ranked #2 of 820 things to do in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Not cheap to get in, but well, it IS the Prado. If you like art, you simply cannot miss this. It is one of the world's pre-eminent collections of the great artists. Goya, Reubens, etc etc. You could spend absolutely days here,

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Can you say spectacular! Magnificent artwork displayed in a beautiful and uncluttered environment. It’s not as varied or large as the Louvre but, in my opinion, equal to it in almost every way. And you don’t have to contend with the hordes of gypsy pickpockets to get in the door.
Go either first thing in the morning (they open at 10:00 hours) or around 13:00 hours to minimize the crowds. There is free admission starting at 18:00 hours until closing at 20:00 hours. Don’t forget the 50% senior discount on entrance tickets for those 65 and older and I strongly recommend the audio guide for 6.50 euros. Buy your tickets the afternoon of the day before you want to go to avoid the lines.
When you arrive at the entrance, you will be approached by licensed guides who will offer to escort you around the museum. In observing several of them in the museum, one was reading from a guide book to the tourists, another was simply telling the people where to find specific paintings but not offering much in the way of explanation; the third was just asking the people what they thought of the painting without adding anything of his own. Not worth the money, in my opinion.
Like many museums, photography is not permitted. Most people observed the rule with the exception of a few Americans who always seem to think they are above the rest. Please don’t be an ugly American.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This museum with its great collection is a must. After 2 hours I was exhausted, however the museum requires a day or two...

Thank LinenBank
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Even if you don't know a lot about art you can appreciate the amazing skill and variety on offer in this gallery. A great place to escape the heat, or if you can wait until 6pm, you can get in for free too!

Thank TJP1980
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Many great works of art including Spanish paintings 1100 - 1910, Italian 1100 - 1800, German 1450 - 1800, British 1750 - 1800, and French 1430 - 1700.

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