We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Prado National Museum

Travellers' Choice award winner
Paseo del Prado
As featured in Living Madrid and 12 other guides
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 23, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 902 10 70 77
10:00 - 20:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
2-Hour Tour of Prado Museum in Madrid
More Info
and up
Madrid Buen Retiro Park Small-Group Tour and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Ticket
More Info
and up
Madrid Combo: City Sightseeing and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided our

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 35,757 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8544
  • 2660
    Very good
  • 660
  • 94
  • 43

Is like walking in to the history, a bit expensive for my taste thou as London nobody pay to visit any museum. A must see

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
Alyson M
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

35,757 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 12,001: English reviews
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Is like walking in to the history, a bit expensive for my taste thou as London nobody pay to visit any museum. A must see

Thank Alyson M
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Free after six o'clock until 8! But the queues are quite long so get there early! This is my great-nephew's second favourite gallery in the world!

Thank tessat201
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice hotel, friendly with signs in English. the lines in front of the ticket office are very long all year round. Try to pre purchase the tickets

Thank lapidot
Edina, Minnesota
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the Goya and El Greco paintings. Be sure to ask for senior discount if over 65. Paintings are of old Spain and Europe which may not appeal to some. .

Thank TCKoon
Farnham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely building, amazing collection but a bit of a maze. Cafe offered limited food on a Sunday afternoon

Thank Fakerfi
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
157 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is famous and very popular - therefore either book online in advance or get there early otherwise be prepared for a long queue. Even though we arrived only just after morning opening time we still queued for 20 mins + With boys 9 & 11 we did a couple of hours in the museum looking at many of... More 

Thank Neil P
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful gallery, for some of the most beautiful paintings on this, try to avoid busy times, but worthwhile regardless.

Thank Simon Thomas T
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a few hours to spare between end of business meetings and departure for the airport, so paid a quick visit here and to Reina Sofia. It would take a full day - or probably better yet several days and multiple visits - to Prado to see everything from paintings to classical sculptures, but given the limited time available I... More 

Thank TheDogAlwaysGoes
Moscow, Idaho
Level Contributor
41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an amazing and splendid place. A treasure trove of artwork. Recommend the audio guide for sure since there is just so much to see.

Thank or_current_resident
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and i are not really ardent art lovers but we were glad we visited this museum. We were so amazed looking at the paintings and the sculptures. In the end though our legs started paining in our minds we wanted to see more of it. A must see for one and all

Thank pmghanekar

Travellers who viewed Prado National Museum also viewed


Been to Prado National Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Prado National Museum and other visitors
92 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (92)

Questions? Get answers from Prado National Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Paseo del Prado

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood