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
- Burger King
77.66% 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
It’s a stunning museum with a beautiful collection of paintings. The sculpture is good - but it’s definitely a painting museum. There’s a plethora of Goya and Rubens. Know what you want to see and find it. It’s not the easiest museum to navigate so be sure to pick up a free map and wear comfy walking shoes. You can be efficient in 2 hours or take your time with longer. Tickets are €15 for adults or free between 6-8pm some nights.
Good collection of some very famous artworks but too crowded and you are not allowed to take photos. The lines were long but it took me only 30 minutes which is acceptable. This place is obviously a must visit for art lovers but for a more quiet and pleasant appreciation of art, there are other options available.
Loved the museum! Absolutely fantastic. Definitely if you are in the Madrid area you should stop by and check out all the amazing history that is being held captive in this location. A lot of cool features. Be careful taking pictures though the security may ask you to leave. Enjoy!
We visited the Royal Palace over the Christmas break. Wonderful building with many historic items. My advice is book tickets online before you visit and include the kitchen visit. This gives you exclusive access to a rarely seen part of the palace. Also you advance through the queues
One must see stop for anyone visiting Madrid. This and the Reina Sofia. Get tickets online in a flash even if you’re on site already to beat the queue. There will be no way you’ll complete the entire museum in a day or even 2. A definite must see in the collection are Goya’s Black Paintings. Otherwise the museum is centrally located and easy to get to.