Prado National Museum
10:00 - 20:00
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
10:00 - 20:00
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
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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.
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Neighbourhood: Retiro
How to get there
  • Atocha • 7 min walk
  • Antón Martín • 8 min walk
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Jyss
Saint Paul, MN542 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
We spent a few hours here exploring. The art is very much religious and pictures of royal family. There are a few other items we enjoyed the China and glassware exhibit on the upper floor. Overall the museum is mostly paintings with a few sculptures. The issue is the staff is exceptionally aggressive and rude. We were not warned when we bought tickets and we did not signs that there were no pictures. We may have missed signs but we were very aggressively told to stop. Once we were told we did. But it felt like the staff followed us. They were overly aggressive in watching people to the point we thought it was uncomfortable.
Written 7 December 2022
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Eamonn M
Athenry, Ireland19 contributions
Nov 2022
Of all the Museums in Madrid we found this to be the best. Easy access, great visitor map, sufficient information on the exhibits of interest. Very friendly staff. A 2 hour visit lasted over 4 hours with more still to see. The self guided tour is a must.

Pre booking the tickers is a big help.
Written 5 December 2022
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rmartinmitch
Boston, MA496 contributions
Dec 2022
We had a chance to visit the Prado durig our recent visit to Madrid. This is a must-see location that you won't want to miss.

Unlike other museums, the Prado is very focused on one period - it is a concentation of European art, mostly from the renaissance.

The museum is relative compact, well organized and easy to explore.

An amazing collection of an historic period of art.

You will enjoy this
Written 4 December 2022
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flametrees
Alice Springs, Australia205 contributions
Nov 2022
Buying the tickets on line was easy as was collecting the tickets the next day when we arrived at the museum. Not having to line up to actually purchase the tickets was a relief as that line was quite lengthy even though we got there as soon as the place opened.
We also took the audio-guide option that was offered which proved to be invaluable once inside the museum.

The collection is just amazing and I wished we could have stayed longer than we did. The whole museum is so well set out that even when it is busy, you can still take your time and stop to ponder any pieces that catch your eye.

Even if you are not into art, you will truly enjoy a visit to the Prado.
Written 1 December 2022
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Culture780815
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Nov 2022 • Family
This was one of our favorite stops in Madrid. We stayed about 5 hours, and still didn't see everything. We opted for the audio guide, and it's a must if you are exploring on your own. We ate at the Cafe, quick, and convenient. This place is amazing!
Written 30 November 2022
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michelm179
San Gwann, Malta12 contributions
Nov 2022
Must see when travelling to Madrid. Definately one of the top museums in the world. Plan to spend at least two hours as the collection is vast.
Written 28 November 2022
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Pilar L
1 contribution
Nov 2022
Since we had a limit time allocation to visit the museum, we decided to reserve with a tour with Headout; it was very easy to do and the guide was a very nice, knowledgable and entertaining person, who made a great selection of pieces of art to show and describe in detailed to the very small group of tourists.
Written 27 November 2022
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JSTrip_77
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1,162 contributions
Nov 2022
The Prado is a world-famous art museum which is not only a must-see for art-lovers, it is accessible even to those with only a passing interest. Although ticket prices are kind of high, we found that the museum is open for free for two hours per day, every day. So, we planned our visit around that. (Usually free from 6-8pm Monday through Saturday and 5-7 on Sundays.) The line to get in for free was intimidatingly long but we were determined and this was a priority for us. Even the line to get in was sort of an interesting group of people and a cool cultural experience. Be warned that you cannot bring much of anything into the museum, even water bottles and umbrellas but we were given a small plastic bag in which to carry our items. The free hours are certainly not enough to take in this massive collection which is essentially an exhibition of the Spanish Royall Family's art collection but you can take in a lot - or do multiple nights (or pay...)

I can say that this was one of the highlights of my trip!!
Written 27 November 2022
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John W
Darley Dale, UK103 contributions
Oct 2022
The Prado is a must see for any visitor to Madrid who has an interest in Art, History or Culture. As would be expected it has galleries devoted to the Spanish masters, but it spans late medieval to mid 20th Century. The early Flemish period and northern European masters such as Bosch are well represented.
It is a large museum and nevertheless easy to navigate.
Written 26 November 2022
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada3,872 contributions
Oct 2022
This venerable place is described as a museum of painters not of paintings because it has the largest holdings of esteemed artists like Bosch, Titian, El Greco, Rubens, Velázquez and Goya. We pre-booked our timed tickets but because of 2 plane delays, our viewing time was cut in half. Still, no matter the time spent here, you will immediately get ‘that feeling’. This is a stupendous museum whose works are from the greatest painters and sculptures the world has ever seen. I gazed in awe many times, spellbound – just so much wonder in front of me. I’ve been to many, many museums around the world but this was comfortably the third best one behind THAT one at the Vatican and the Louvre. Make sure you book your tickets ahead of time to give yourself some time to navigate all the rooms.
Written 26 November 2022
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