Museo Nacional Del PradoCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 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: Museum
Museo Nacional Del Prado - Review
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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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 Ticket 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 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 reach Museo Nacional Del Prado by Public Transport
- Atocha or Banco de Espana
Restaurants Near Museo Nacional Del Prado
- Estado Puro
- Burger King
Things to Know Before Visiting Museo Nacional Del Prado
78.68% 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
Museo Nacional Del Prado Trips
Museo Nacional Del Prado, Madrid Reviews
Beautiful museum, clean, very well organized and it is easy to find the most important paintings with the small map you can get at the entrance. There were no queues when I went there and staff was extremely helpful. More toilets would be an improvement point, as the ones on the top floor were closed (you don’t know until you get there) and it was quite difficult to find the only toilet that was available in the whole museum. But overall a great experience, a must-see when you visit Madrid.
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.
Free between 6-8pm weekdays, last entry around 7:30. For the free entry, people will start lining up around 5, but don't worry, everyone will get in. Magnificent museum, even for a someone like me who knows next to nothing about painting and art. Good idea to invest in a self guided tour if you can. Regular ticket is 15 Euros, and that is an extremely good value. Nearby, a couple of minutes walk to the West, is the restaurant area where you can relax after being on your feet for hours.
One of the greatest museums in the world. If you are in Madrid, you should visit Prado. So many great works by Spanish artists. You will find plenty to enjoy. I highly recommend spending time viewing Goya's second of May and Third of May. Truly two National Treasures. Then, head over to Reina Sofia to view Picasso's Guernika for a unforgettably moving experience.
The museum is fantastic and there is so much there. Almost to the point of overwhelming! I would recommend a few smaller trips over a few days. We spent quite a few hours there and you could easily spend the day. Another tip... free Sunday’s were a disaster. The line was massive. We ended up going and coming back on Monday.