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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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  • I have been visiting the Prado for 20 years and just never get bored with it. It is a magnificent art gallery. There are so many masterpieces in there , it takes your breath away. The Old Spanish... 
    I have been visiting the Prado for 20 years and just never get bored with it. It is a magnificent art gallery. There are so many masterpieces in there , it takes your breath away. The Old Spanish...  more »
  • This is a stunning collection of art in a beautiful building outside and inside. You could literally get lost in the building and spend a full day here. The only drawback is that you would be... 
    This is a stunning collection of art in a beautiful building outside and inside. You could literally get lost in the building and spend a full day here. The only drawback is that you would be...  more »
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  • Walking this place was such a powerful experience, I've never felt my hair raising from looking at a painting. I literally shed some tears with some of these pieces...amazing collection of priceless art. Go in the afternoon for shorter lines and cheaper entrance fee. Ask the staff questions, they are really helpful. The place is clean, the lighting is amazing and the overall elegance is just superb! Best museum I have ever been. Go, don't miss it...
  • Prado Museum is probably one of the top highlights of your visit on multiple trips to Madrid. The art work is very impressive and could easily compared to other top national galleries in the world. It has a great collection of the most famous Spanish artists and I would suggest to break your visit to multiple days. I was able to take a few shots that probably will not represent the richness of the general exhibition alone. We were lucky not spend too much time in a line up. However, I would recommend buying tickets in advance. I hope you enjoy your visit. Thank you!

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