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  • Address: Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23
  • Hours: Open Tues - Sun 9am - 8pm, closed Mondays
  • Admission: Adults: €8

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Prado Museum (Museo del Prado)

The Museo del Prado - Prado Museum - is considered to house one of the finest art collections in the world. It displays thousands of European paintings, sculptures, and other works of art throughout its halls - and this is only a fraction of their collection!

What doesn't fit in the display space is stored or sent on loan to other fine galleries throughout the world. The Prado specializes in European art from the 12th-19th century (Madrid's Reina Sofia Museum is home to the post-19th century art), that was built from the Spanish Royal Collection.

The most famous piece in the collection that is on display at the Prado is Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez. He dedicated many of his own pieces to the museum and had a hand in obtaining several works from great Italian painters as well. In tribute to Velazquez, his statue is one of the few marking the entrances to the museum.

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Adjacent to the museum are the Royal Botanical Gardens. Be sure to take a few moments to wander between the flower beds and admire the vibrant colors and intoxicating scents. The Parque de Buen Retiro is also nearby as is the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, a museum holding a private collection of 13th-20th century paintings.

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Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid

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Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo del Prado

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Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Museo del Prado with Reina Sofia

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Hit the Prado Museum before the doors open to the public on this 6-hour Madrid tour — a Viator Exclusive available nowhere else. As one of the first to ...  Read more

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Madrid Buen Retiro Park Small-Group Tour and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Ticket

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Delve into magnificent Buen Retiro Park, Madrid’s most popular relaxation spot, on a 1.5-hour small-group guided walking tour, and then enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Madrid Combo: City Sightseeing and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Tour

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See Madrid’s top city sights from the comfort of a luxury coach, and then spend your afternoon exploring Spain’s national museum – the Prado – with an expert ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Tour

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Skip the line at the Prado Museum in Madrid, and see some of the most influential pieces of European artwork with your own private guide! Hear the history of ...  Read more

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Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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