Museo Nacional Del Prado

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About Museo Nacional Del Prado, Madrid

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.

Museo Nacional Del Prado Information

  • 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.

Museo Nacional Del Prado Tickets Prices

  • 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.

Museo Nacional Del Prado Opening and Closing Hours

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

How To Get To Museo Nacional Del Prado by Public Transport

  • Atocha or Banco de Espana

Restaurants Near Museo Nacional Del Prado

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Address: Paseo del Prado, s/n, 28014 Madrid, Spain

Phone: +34-913302800

Ticket Price: 15 EUR

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

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Hit the Prado Museum before the doors open to the public on this 6-hour Madrid tour — a Viator VIP available nowhere else. Only available through Viator, the exclusive experience offers access to the museum before its official opening time, meaning you’ll see works such as Velazquez’s ‘Las Meninas’ and El Greco’s ‘The Annunciation’ without the crowds. Learn about the artwork from a guide, and then head to the Reina Sofia to admire abstract and surrealist works by Picasso, Dali and more. If you want a private or small-group tour, upgrade when you book.

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Explore Madrid’s Prado Museum with an art expert guide after skipping the long entrance lines with your priority-access ticket! As Spain’s national museum, the Prado’s collection is staggering in size and a visit here on your own can be overwhelming. Let your guide show off its highlights, like Diego Velazquez’s ‘Las Meninas’ and El Greco’s ‘The Annunciation,’ while learning little-known facts about the masterpieces’ histories. This tour operates with a maximum of 20 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a small-group experience your expert guide

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See Madrid’s top city sights from the comfort of a luxury coach, and then spend your afternoon exploring Spain’s national museum – the Prado – with an expert local guide! This exciting combo tour offers the perfect introduction to the city, showcasing its history, culture, architecture and art. After visiting neighborhoods like Los Austrias and seeing star attractions like Madrid Royal Palace (Palacio Real), visit the Prado Museum with a skip-the-line ticket to learn about legendary European artists such as Diego Velazquez on a tour.

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Experience the best of Madrid, and see the sights that you want to see on this private tour. Choose from a half- or full-day tour, then let your local guide know your interests and leave the rest to them. With a flexible itinerary that is customized to your preferences, this tour has everything you need to explore Spain’s capital with ease, including preplanned logistics and complimentary public transport. Visit the city’s must-see attractions, such as Prado Museum and the Royal Palace of Madrid, and discover hidden gems that many visitors miss.

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  • I came on a Sunday afternoon which happens to be free from 5-7 pm (17hr-19hr). After a long day of walking around I feel like spending 1.5 hrs here it’s pretty decent. And I say 1.5 hrs because the line to access the museum could be very long although it moves quite fast. I spent that time just seeing the ground floor. I’m planning on coming next Sunday afternoon to see the first floor. With all that being said, If you are coming early enough to just walk around the museum and see the exhibits then this museum it’s a must. They have an amazing collection of Italian, German, British French and of course, Spanish paintings. Expect to see a few sculptures and also some temporary expositions

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  • Wonderful museum. I do not recommend going on when it's free. Too many people to see everything comfortably. Best to go early and enjoy it with lots if time to see it. The last 2 hour's at the end of the day when it's free. Not a good plan.

  • World class museum with the most comprehensive painting collection of Spanish artists. There were good, concise descriptions in every room to introduce artists or specific paintings. The building was very spacious, however some paintings were placed in very odd places which didn't allow to observe them from different perspectives. If you have money to spend, avoid the free entrance times to be able to enjoy the museum without so many people.

  • A large presentation of some great works. Not my personal cup of tea, but they did have my favourite painting - the garden of earthly delights - by Hieronymus Bosch Sadly, no photos allowed Paintings were spread over 3 floors. I would recommend using the free guide as it was easy to lose track of what you have seen. All pictures were hosted in rooms running parallel to the main avenues.

  • As we walked in an official guide, Andreas, greeted us kindly and asked if we would like a guided tour. We agreed and enjoyed a wonderful hour in the presence of a truly knowledgeable art historian who brought to life the artists and greatest masterpieces in the exhibition. I highly recommend taking the guided tour if it is your first visit to this amazing art museum

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