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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 6 people per group in English
Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour 6 people per group in English
$50.08 per adult
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Prado tour
Olaya que as very pleasant and knowledgeable. The tour was efficient and Olaya pointed to other areas to pursue. Highly recommend
Elena_P, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Madrid

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Prado Experience
Suzanne_H, Sep 2021
Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour 6 people per group 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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Well organised tours
Kiran_S, Nov 2021
Prado Museum and Royal Palace Guided Tour in One Day
The tour of the museum was for about 2 hours and the guide covered some of the most important parts with detailed explanations of some of the key artists and their works. Overall satisfactory. The palace was covered in detail by another guide giving details of various rooms and their importance
star-5
Great guide!
Roberto_L, Nov 2021
Prado and Reina Sofia: tickets and private visit
I had a wonderful experience with a great guide who really knew local art and history of Spain and the world!
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Bosch ….the Garden of...
Lise_M, Nov 2021
Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour 6 people per group in English
Bosch ….the Garden of earthly delights….Valazquez “las Meninas…Tintoretto Christ washing the Diciples feet
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Worth it!
Paul_G, Nov 2021
Museo del Prado Private Guided Tour
Understanding the depth of the PRADO collection, we felt it important to secure a guide to highlight the important pieces in the collection. We were fortunate and had a guide who was able to illuminate our experience beyond anything we could have hoped for on our own.
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A must see in Madrid
Alice_F, Nov 2021
El Prado Museum of Madrid Guided Tour (Tickets included & Skip the line)
The museum was amazing and our guide Marta was very knowledgeable of all painters. My only complaint was that our initial guide never showed up and there was confusion as to what group we were going in. At one point we weren’t sure if we were going in.
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Incredible immersion masterworks in Prado
Sybil_D, Nov 2021
3 Hour private tour of The Prado Museum, Madrid
Exceptional and knowledgeable guide. A real art historian. A truly complete review of all the master works in the Prado. Worth the cost and then some. Not to be missed for anyone interested in art. 10 stars are due. Thank you gracias Gracias.
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Great Experience
ajit_a, Nov 2021
Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour 6 people per group in English
Our group guide Olaya was on time, showed us around & explained the important exhibits really well. The tour operator Fernando also refunded half the cost because of an anniversary event going on in the museum the same day. The small group made everything so easy & fast. Very cool!
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Wonderful Experience
Raphaelle_D, Nov 2021
El Prado Museum and Madrid Royal Palace Guided Tour (tickets included)
Fantastic tour with guide Marta. The highlight of the tour was that we were the only couple to book the combined Prado & palace option and got an excellent guided tour of part of the city from Marta while walking between the two.
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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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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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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.

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)