Prado National Museum, Madrid

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Housing one of the largest collections of fine art in the world, Prado National Museum is perhaps best known for works by El Greco, Goya, and Velasquez. One of the most visited cultural sites in the world, the museum includes an impressive collection of over 7,000 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 5,000 prints, and 8,000 drawings. Though Goya is unquestionably the most extensively represented artist in this collection, other highlights include works by Titian, Rubens, Bosch, Caravaggio, Durer, and van Dyck. The main building was designed in 1785 and constructed during the reign of Carlos III, as part of a grand renewal plan meant to bestow upon the city a monumental urban space. Get the best out of your experience by booking a private tour with an expert art guide. Our Madrid travel route site makes visiting Prado National Museum and other Madrid attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Go early . Seniors are free at the ticket booth. Senior tickets are NOT online. Bring a photo ID. The art is wonderful. Get the audio guide! Enter the number of the artwork that interests you. You... 
    Go early . Seniors are free at the ticket booth. Senior tickets are NOT online. Bring a photo ID. The art is wonderful. Get the audio guide! Enter the number of the artwork that interests you. You...  more »
  • Absolutely superb museum/art gallery! When we are in Madrid the Prado is a must visit venue and more than once if we have the time for the magnificent quality of the paintings they hold. The queues....  more
    Absolutely superb museum/art gallery! When we are in Madrid the Prado is a must visit venue and more than once if we have the time for the magnificent quality of the paintings they hold. The queues....  more »
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  • What an incredible museum. My husband and I selected to purchase the art walk pass which gave us access to three museums in Madrid. The Prado was the last of three included in the package ticket. It also gave us “skip the line” which was helpful for when we arrived the line was around the block in the full sun and heat. Pro tips: if you only have one day and 3-4 hours at best, try to dedicate your time toward the artists you appreciate the most. We loved the top floor which featured many contemporary artwork that included Roman mythology through the eyes of contemporary Spanish artists. Amazing!
  • The house for the best of Goya and Velazquez with their most famous masterworks. A beautiful building with a great collection. You can walk through the different eras of Spanish art, specially paintings. Be sure to book yourself for a whole day to enjoy all that there is to offer. From 18 to 20h the entry is free, so it-s best to go as soon as they open at 10h to get your tickets.

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