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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
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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If you see nothing else in Madrid...

Breathtaking collection of art. Simply amazing. Suggest hiring one of the art students who will approach you to act as your guide as the museum is vast and can be overwhelming... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Breathtaking collection of art. Simply amazing. Suggest hiring one of the art students who will approach you to act as your guide as the museum is vast and can be overwhelming. Buying tickets in advance is very wise.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not an art connaisseur but could appreciate this large collection. It can get busy but it's nice to try to see all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As well as housing a wide enough variety of art to keep most art lovers happy. The building itself is pretty spectacular. It is a good idea to have an idea of which styles you enjoy as this place is vast. The one downfall, very unlike Spain, were the ladies toilet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fantastic collection that could take days to explore. However, even spending a few hours can be a wonderful experience, exposing you to priceless masterpieces. The vivid colors and intricate detail of 400-500 year old paintings is amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing collection of art. Bright spacious and very well laid out. Allow yourself plenty of time to get around and truly appreciate this wonderful space. Buy the entrance ticket online to avoid the queues.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can find the finest art collection plus continuous exhibitions. It will take some days to explore everything. It's worth to have a guide, it will make the most of your visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is amazing and world class. The contents are some of the best art works created during the centuries in which Spain was the head of an empire. The queuing system is obsolete, uncovered and unprotected. It would be very easy to solve and make the experience better

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the glorious Spain period. El Prado is between the three more important museums in the world; got 3000 pictures, just 300 are in exhibition and between then there is one can't be seen any other place, you got it: is Velázquez, and from him Las Meninas is a lesson of style!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful collection of master works. I am not a great art aficionado but the paintings were breath taking. We spent more time there, over 2 hours, and still did not see everything. We did not have advance tickets but we got there early and the ticket purchase line was only 20 minutes. Purchase on-line and avoid this. Nice cafeteria inside... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice. Unfortunately it's full of religious paintings due to Spain's religious beliefs and previous conservationism.

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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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