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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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+34 902 10 70 77
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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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Best museum for classic art lovers in Madrid

Excellent gallery, big collection of famous authors. Recommend to plan two days for walking two huge floors of artworks. Btw, you can buy ticket for two days for €22. Have a cafe... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent gallery, big collection of famous authors. Recommend to plan two days for walking two huge floors of artworks. Btw, you can buy ticket for two days for €22. Have a cafe and restaurant inside (menu not very big and prices not very convenient, but okey).

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North Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a wonderful collection of art! Truly need days to thouroughly see everything in this museum. Went in the afternoon and the crowds were considerably less, also bought the Museum pass that includes the Reina Sofia and Thyssen museums which was a good value. There were no lines when we went but the pass would have allowed you to skip... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you come to Madrid, have to visit Prado Museum, with no doubt it's the best and most important Museum in Spain. You will find one of the most awesome pictures collection of the world. One advice, buy your tickets in the web, so you won't have to wait long queues.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The artwork by some many masters is amazing. Well worth the time to go see. Tip: try to do your visit over multiple days, museum is big and can be overwhelming, but do it. Also, great lunches in museum cafe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful museum that I felt was doable in a day. Granted you had to hustle because there are 100 rooms, but unlike some museums that are so expansive you can't possibly see it all, that was not the case here. We purchased our tickets on-line so we did not have to get in line the day we visited. Our ticket... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have no interest in art, you'd be obviously waiting your time and energy going to the Prado. When I was visiting, there were many high school field trip groups with tons of kids looking bored and tired, which was a shame. Kids weren't learning anything and presented annoyance to other adult visitors. I spent about 4 hours at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed spending time in the Prado museum. We purchased tickets through our hotel and avoided waiting in the long ticket line. Allow plenty of time to stroll through the many galleries. It was a true delight! I highly recommend going to this museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Could spend hours here. So much to see. admission is free after 6 some evenings but the queue is very long so I think paying the admission is worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Needs a lot of time to see and admire each exhibit. Worth paying 15 Euros to go in if you have at least 4 or 5 hours to spend there. Even in February there were lots of people but can still have a nice time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This magnificent art museum is worth the visit and plan to spend a day here. You can come and go throughout the day and a tele guide is worth renting for €6. Entry is free late in the day but the line ups are very long up to 1.5 hours, just bite the bullet arrive early in the morning and... More 

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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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