Prado National Museum

Prado National Museum, Madrid: Hours, Address, Prado National Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Prado National Museum
4.5
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
About
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.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Retiro
How to get there
  • Atocha • 7 min walk
  • Antón Martín • 8 min walk
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Roving_Reader
Williamsburg, VA121 contributions
So much to see!
Sep 2021 • Couples
It’s the Prado—The art is magnificent. Go. However, I would have enjoyed it much more with a guide. There is just so much to see and it’s overwhelming. We purchased 2 tickets on line — one just a regular ticket and the other including a guide, which is an actual book with pictures and text about the exhibit. It’s beautiful and informative ( and heavy) but not really a guide to get the most out of the museum. So we just went through the second floor looking at the art and reading plaques. It seemed that part of the Goya collection was closed. As of now, there are no audio tours at all, and no guided tours in English. At 3:00 in the afternoon, it wasn’t crowded.
Written 27 September 2021
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Anthemis
Olomouc, Czech Republic24 contributions
Rude attitude of Prado!
Sep 2021 • Couples
WARNING! If you are planning a free visit between 6 and 8 PM, you may as well forget about it. The staff inform you - in a bored and unfriendly, some even very rude voice - the tickets are "sold out". I do not get the concept of selling out if we are talking about something that is free, not mentioning the fact you actually need a ticket - but no information signs located on the building itself actually mention this. Of course all of this is just to push tourists into getting a paid ticket - the locals were simply let in. VERY BAD & FRUSTRATING EXPERIENCE!
Written 27 September 2021
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Juan
1 contribution
Inspiration tme
Sep 2021
The museum is amazing, with many painters from different times. The place is very well organized, properly signaled. I will go again.
Written 19 September 2021
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Casa Colina
Ontinyent, Spain5 contributions
Prado Museum
Sep 2021 • Solo
My visit was especially memorable because my visit to the Prado coincided with Queen Letizia’s visit! She was only 10 feet away with her entourage! Amazing experience!
Written 17 September 2021
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Alexis
1 contribution
Great
Sep 2021
Awsome. I will recomend this Museum to all interested people. Please continue with conservation of such valuable pieces of art for the whole world.
Written 16 September 2021
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mrs_un0
Philadelphia, PA206 contributions
Amazing time spent at the Prado!
Aug 2021 • Couples
A day well spent with friends exploring all that the Prado Museum has to offer. From the cafe and courtyard to the store filled with unique items perfect for gifts, I definitely recommend a visit if you are in Madrid!
Written 14 September 2021
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,421 contributions
World class but....
Sep 2021 • Couples
How can anyone criticize this magnificent museum? However, I felt there was a heavy slant to their collection: religious themes, allegorical figures. They main central halls had impressive large paintings by Rubens.
Difficult to stay organized as you roam the various sections. Surely, not to be missed!
Written 14 September 2021
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Eva Simonyi
Budapest, Hungary65 contributions
Amazing artists and artwork, maybe a little too much religion-themed paintings
Aug 2021
We spent 4 hoursin the museum, it is huge, but it does not have too much variety. Mostly religion-themed paintings or portraits. There were some amazing and very famous pictures in Prado, but overall I got bored of the theme of the paintings at the end.
Very nice line of the artists, it was a great experience, maybe a little too much religion related pictures.
Written 14 September 2021
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rach2010186402
London, UK172 contributions
WOW!
Sep 2021
WOW!! If you love art and history, this place is for you. I learnt so much about Goya and Velasquez that I feel more enriched for going. The museum is lovely to walk around, everything is perfectly spaced out and well kept. I will definitely visit again.
Written 12 September 2021
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Laura H
3 contributions
Enjoyable
Sep 2021
It's true that no pictures allowed, but enjoyable anyway. It's a vast museum so maybe you need some help. One of the greatest experience I haver ever had.
Written 12 September 2021
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Prado National Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 19:00
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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