Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

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Housing one of the largest collections of fine art in the world, Museo Nacional del Prado is perhaps best known for works by El Greco, Goya, and Velasquez. One of the most visited cultural sites in the world, the museum includes an impressive collection of over 7,000 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 5,000 prints, and 8,000 drawings. Though Goya is unquestionably the most extensively represented artist in this collection, other highlights include works by Titian, Rubens, Bosch, Caravaggio, Durer, and van Dyck. The main building was designed in 1785 and constructed during the reign of Carlos III, as part of a grand renewal plan meant to bestow upon the city a monumental urban space. Get the best out of your experience by booking a private tour with an expert art guide. Our Madrid travel route site makes visiting Museo Nacional del Prado and other Madrid attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • What about this wonderful Museum? Worth completely out of waiting to enter, which is not too heavy since the queue runs between gardens and is quite agile. Excellent organization, great visit!
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  • Everyone who visit Madrid for the first time, understand or not art, should visit this museum. There is a large collection of paintings of great geniuses.
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  • I came on a Sunday afternoon which happens to be free from 5-7 pm (17hr-19hr). After a long day of walking around I feel like spending 1.5 hrs here it’s pretty decent. And I say 1.5 hrs because the line to access the museum could be very long although it moves quite fast. I spent that time just seeing the ground floor. I’m planning on coming next Sunday afternoon to see the first floor. With all that being said, If you are coming early enough to just walk around the museum and see the exhibits then this museum it’s a must. They have an amazing collection of Italian, German, British French and of course, Spanish paintings. Expect to see a few sculptures and also some temporary expositions
  • Wonderful museum. I do not recommend going on when it's free. Too many people to see everything comfortably. Best to go early and enjoy it with lots if time to see it. The last 2 hour's at the end of the day when it's free. Not a good plan.
  • World class museum with the most comprehensive painting collection of Spanish artists. There were good, concise descriptions in every room to introduce artists or specific paintings. The building was very spacious, however some paintings were placed in very odd places which didn't allow to observe them from different perspectives. If you have money to spend, avoid the free entrance times to be able to enjoy the museum without so many people.
  • As we walked in an official guide, Andreas, greeted us kindly and asked if we would like a guided tour. We agreed and enjoyed a wonderful hour in the presence of a truly knowledgeable art historian who brought to life the artists and greatest masterpieces in the exhibition. I highly recommend taking the guided tour if it is your first visit to this amazing art museum
  • A large presentation of some great works. Not my personal cup of tea, but they did have my favourite painting - the garden of earthly delights - by Hieronymus Bosch Sadly, no photos allowed Paintings were spread over 3 floors. I would recommend using the free guide as it was easy to lose track of what you have seen. All pictures were hosted in rooms running parallel to the main avenues.

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