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Prado Museum (Museo del Prado)
Prado Museum (Museo del Prado)

Prado Museum (Museo del Prado)

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Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23, Madrid, 28014

The Basics

The Prado is to Madrid what the Louvre is to Paris, and that means just about every visitor to the Spanish capital makes a stop here. Travelers have plenty of buy-ahead options for touring the collection—everything from a basic entrance ticket or skip-the-line access to a private guided tour. Choose a standard admission ticket or a city attraction pass that also offers entrance to Almudena Cathedral, the Fine Arts Circle (Círculo de Bellas Artes), the Madrid cable car (Teleférico), and the Barcelona Wax Museum (Museu de Cera). The museum is often included as a stop on guided city sightseeing tours.

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Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour for Maximum of 6 People in English
Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour for Maximum of 6 People in English
$49.67 per adult
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Our guide was very...
Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained the paintings and museum well. Was very punctual and friendly
Kenneth_J, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Madrid

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Prado Experience
Suzanne_H, Sep 2021
Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour for Maximum of 6 People in English
It was a very good experience. The guide was entertaining and gave us a lot to think about. Because of Covid we were all required to wear masks. Our group was small, 5 people, but I was unable to hear the guide. I think when you are working with more than one person, some sort of system should be employed so everyone can hear.
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Prado day trip
LeslieBrumley, Oct 2021
3 Hour private tour of The Prado Museum, Madrid
Our guide was amazing. Knew so much about the museum and the paintings. His knowledge about the various painters was fascinating.
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Tour is great, skip the tapas tasting. Tapas are everywhere.
Elsinore_A, Oct 2021
Prado Museum Expert Guided Tour with skip-the-line and optional Tapas Tasting
Not a bad tour, but don't sign up for the tapas tasting. It's really far in another part of town. You must take a taxi or Uber to get there. So what's the point of the tapas tasting? Wish I had known the location prior to choosing that option.
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Fabulous Tour with Jaime
Rick_G, Oct 2021
3 Hour private tour of The Prado Museum, Madrid
I can't recommend this excursion too highly. Jaime is a delightful and passionate guide to the masterpieces of the Prado. The museum is overwhelming so he takes you to important pieces by the major artists and explains each in detail. Rather than emerging from the museum dazed and confused, we left with a clarity about the history of Spanish art.
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Great guided tour of the beautiful Prado
Margarita_P, Oct 2021
Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour for Maximum of 6 People in English
Our guide was very good. She was knowledgeable and thorough. Her English was excellent. We enjoyed the Museum very much.
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Getting to know Museo Del Prado.
Rosalinda_s, Oct 2021
Prado Museum 3-hour Private Tour with Skip-the-line
Excellent experience! Museo del prado is a wonderful museum. We had the best guide, Knowledgeable in art history and history of Madrid. Showed us hidden secrets of the museum. Fluent in English. We enjoyed this experience very much. Definitely recommend this tour with her. It is a must if you want to really understand the museum and not just walk around. It is needed the context of history and art techniques.
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Very good
KARINA_C, Oct 2021
Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour for Maximum of 6 People in English
It was great, tour guide gave us a highlight of the museum pcs His English was very good. We were the only couple with him so it was great. One thing I will say is that we booked on viator so the guides should have a viator sign or flag to identify themselves. Other than that was great!!
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Simply one of the most informative and thorough tours I've ever taken!
stanford, Aug 2021
El Prado Museum and Madrid Royal Palace Guided Tour (tickets included)
Wow... our tour guide was so passionate and knowledgeable about the Prado, the Palace and all of the major highlights of Madrid! He was absolutely Exceptional!!! One of the most informative and thoroughly enjoyable tours I"ve ever taken! He even gave us an amazing walking tour filled with a full narrative of all of the areas between the prado and the palace! Absolutely EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE!! Our tour guide... he knew his facts about Madrid like an Encyclopedia!!
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One of the top museums in the world
YunierCervinoOliver, Oct 2021
Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour for Maximum of 6 People in English
Fernado was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He was able to curate a tour based on my interests.
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A must see in Spain!!
Wilfredo_M, Jul 2021
Prado Museum Guided Tour with Skip-the-line
It was a good tour. The Prado Museum is a place to visit at least once in any trip to Spain. It is full of history and it gives the opportunity to appreciate the many beautiful works of art on the Spanish masters and also they’ve works from all over the world. Having that said, the time having with the guided tour was to short even though our tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable of the masterpieces she took us to appreciate.
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Excellent tour
Kim, Jul 2021
Private Tour Prado Museum + Reina Sofía
Tour guide was very knowledgeable of the paintings and artists that we covered. Truly a art historian!
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Amazing tour!
Maria_L, Jul 2021
El Prado Museum and Madrid Royal Palace Guided Tour (tickets included)
The tour guides very knowledgeable!!! They answered all the questions that we had. They were great !

Things to Know Before You Go

  • This museum is a must-see for art lovers.

  • The museum offers a free locker and cloakroom at all entrances.

  • Nearly the entire museum, with the exception of areas in the Villanueva building, is wheelchair accessible.

  • If you’re looking for later works of art, Madrid's Reina Sofia Museum features a post-19th century art collection.

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How to Get There

Travelers visiting the Prado Museum independently can get there by taking the Madrid metro to Banco de España (Red Line 2) or Atocha (Light Blue Line 1). The latter is about a 10-minute walk from the museum entrance.

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When to Get There

As one of Madrid’s most popular attractions, the Prado Museum often has long ticket lines, especially on summer weekends. Lines are much shorter or nonexistent in winter. To beat the crowds, especially during the peak summer season, buy a skip-the-line ticket. You can also plan to arrive a few minutes before the ticket office opens or in the late afternoon when most crowds have departed and Spaniards are enjoying their afternoon siesta.

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A Short History of the Prado

In 1785 King Carlos III commissioned the Prado as a natural science museum to accompany the neighboring botanical gardens. When it opened in 1819, however, its purpose had shifted to displaying an extensive art collection gathered by Spanish royals.

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Prado Museum (Museo del Prado)