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Prado National Museum

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Paseo del Prado
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Address: Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 23, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Prado has one of the largest art collections in the world, and is best...

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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A walk through art history

The outstanding collection at the Prado is not to be missed in Madrid. The examples by artists we all know is just incredible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The outstanding collection at the Prado is not to be missed in Madrid. The examples by artists we all know is just incredible.

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Westhampton Beach, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I guess I am a bit spoiled being able to visit the Metropolitan Museum of art in Manhattan anytime I wish. While the Prado Museum is a wonderful place and has some fantastic masterpieces, neither it nor the other two major museums in Madrid impressed me.I did enjoy seeing one of my favorite paintings of all time Bosch's The Garden... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Study before you go, know what you want to see and hire a guide. The building is an impossible maze!

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Velazquez, Goya, Rubens, El Bosco, the greatest modern painters, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, French and much more. Indispensable to go with time and shoes very comfortable to be able to walk around and die with the beauty of each masterpiece.

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Great location, clean, everyone speaks English. Good collection of paintings. The frame belongs to the paintings. It's a very different type of collections. The price is 15€ but if you go between 6pm -8pm it is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fantastic art collection, that needs many repeat visits to see it all, but we managed to see plenty in our six hours ( with a couple of stops for good coffee, in the cafe on site). This is the only place in the world where you can see such a concentrated collection of Spanish art. The queues are huge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well organised, great museum, just as you'd expect from the Prado. Definitely will go back again. And again.

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A very large collection of Spanish art. All the important Spanish paintings are organized very well in an impressive building.

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Having visited most galleries world wide ( Not the Hermitage yet) but the great galleries throughout the USA, Rijksmuseum, London & UK, Paris, New York, Rome we found the Prado the greatest of them all. We had heard it ranked about no. 2-3 but qute frankly the masterpieces here are unrivalled - this is an absolute must see gallery for... More 

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One of the biggest museums I have ever visited. If you are an art lover you'll probably want to spend more than a day visiting the museum. Huge art collection!... Raphael, el Greco, Velazquez, Goya ...

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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
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