Museo Nacional Del PradoCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- Address: Paseo del Prado, s/n, 28014 Madrid, Spain
- Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +34-913302800
- Ticket Price: 15 EUR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museums
This museum is without a doubt the top cultural site of the city of Madrid and it is also amongst the top most art galleries in the world. It is located on the street named El Paseo del Prado and houses some of the best and most beautiful works by masters like Velazquez, Raphael, Goya, Bosch and Rubens and many more Italian and Flemish artists. Yet the 1300 art pieces on display are only a fraction of the total 7,600 paintings; 1,000 sculptures; 4,800 prints and 8,200 drawings stored here. The building of the museum is basically a Neo classical building built in the 18th century and it opened as a museum in the year 1819.
The name of the museum is derived from the district where it is located and the word Prado means meadow. The queen of Spain was impressed by the Louvre and wanted to have something like that in her own country and that has resulted in the museum.
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- You can go for the complete tour by yourself or you can take a guide with a little bit extra money. If you do not have a lot of time, then you can go for the customized one hour tour in which you will be able to see some of the best paintings and artefacts in the museum.
- General Ticket: 15 EURO
- General Ticket + Guide book of the Prado: 24 EURO
- Reduced Tickets: 7.50 EURO
- For other ticket price, check the official website.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Galleries emptied 10 minutes before closing time.
Free access to the collection:
- Monday to Saturday: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
- Sundays & Holidays: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
- Atocha or Banco de Espana
- Estado Puro
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78.32% of people who visit Madrid include Museo Nacional Del Prado in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
26.32% of people start their Museo Nacional Del Prado visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Museo Nacional Del Prado
52.94% of people prefer walking in order to reach Museo Nacional Del Prado
Amazing museum, beautiful building and classic paintings from Spanish culture !! The Louvre of Spain is full of painting that we see only in books in our art classes!! "The garden of heavenly delights" is a must see!! If you go two hours before they close everyday, the entrance is free which is very helpful!! There's always a long queue for free entrance, but it moves fast, so just get in it!! The only negative side is that they don't allow you to take pictures inside!!
A wonderful gallery, definitely worth a visit. You can easily spend hours there, we were there for almost 4 hours and did not see everything. Would recommend to buy tickets online to save some time. Both the ticket and entrance lines were quite long just after opening at 10am. We waited approx. 10 min in the line with online tickets.
You need a week of daily visits. The Goya is astounding...the Rubens fantastic...the space regal....fit for a king. If you love art...for art is the new sacred...you'll love the Prado...it's full of treasure...the staff are helpful and polite...information is available in Spanish and in English...visit the website and plan your visit. Thank you to Spain! A big thank you...your people are so warm and the city of Madrid so full of beauty!
Great if you like classical art and sculpture. Given it's reputation as a world class museum it felt a little samey. There are only so many pictures of Jesus I can look at. Goya collection excellent especially the dark works. It feels like it needs more diversity or it just wasn't for me. People queue for hours to get in, book online the day before and you skip the queue. The best bit for me was the sculpture. Some dating back to B.C. amazing and mind blowing that it survived.
Excellent museum! I’ve been there times and still haven’t been able to cover everything! It’s easy to get to and the start of the tourist bus route. From 18:00 - 20:00 they are open everyday. It’s not a bad place for lunch either. They usually have good reasonable priced meals.