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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
Phone Number: +34 902 10 70 77
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10:00 - 19:00
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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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Too boring for young children

Very nice museum, taking picture not allowed. Too boring for the children. Book tickets in advance to avpid the long queue.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Very nice museum, taking picture not allowed. Too boring for the children. Book tickets in advance to avpid the long queue.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had spent many hours in this magnificent museum. It has such an incredible collection, which also helps you to discover the history of Spain and its artists. I had the pleasure of spending the majority of my day here, even then, it wasn't enough. I has truly enjoyed every moment. One of the things I particularly enjoyed is their... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the museum itself was wonderfully set up. There was no line to get in in mid November. If you have a student ID you get in for free. Otherwise it was 15 euros! also bring a regular ID or passport to verify against your student ID!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take your passports for a seniors concession and pay rather than queue for the free hour at the end of the day. Work out what you want to see and if you can try and work out the room numbers in advance. The layout can be very confusing on your first visit. The pictures are in the main fabulous!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family and I visited the museum today and we were blown away by the art collection. Our local guide managed to explain in detail some of the art pieces by El Greco, Goya, Rubens, Velazquez etc. One would need at least a whole day (or more) to truly appreciate what the place has to offer. A few hours is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our 4 hour visit, but at €16 each, thought it a little expensive. The layout of the building does not help finding your way around the exhibits and while I think I am pretty good with a map (floor plan), I still managed to get us lost a few times. The main disappointment was that the collection generally... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is fantastic with so much to see. I wasn't able to see everything and will have to go back. There is free entry every evening from 6-8 pm. I enjoyed the paintings as well as some sculptures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Prado museum has many masterpieces that will need more than a day to throughly appreciate. We went for two nights (free entry from 6 pm-8 pm) and one regular day to see all the collections. Impressed by the vivid portraits and all the details the artists had put into the paintings. Don't miss these great arts if you visit Madrid.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We're amateur art-lovers so we loved every moment of the four days we spent at this world-famous art museum. The ground-floor cafe is great for periodic breaks, and we appreciated the benches placed at intervals throughout the galleries. (Our backs aren't what they used to be.) They also have a checkroom for coats and backpacks. Most of the great masters... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only had an hour to see this superb museum, and that was in itself a crime. But we told ourselves "it is what it is" and made do. There's a little pamphlet you can pick up that tells you where the notable works are, and we made a mad dash through to see what we could. We really enjoyed... 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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