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The Prado Museum (Museo del Prado) houses one of the finest art collections in the world, specializing in European art from the 12th to 19th centuries. Thousands of European paintings, sculptures, and other works of art are on display throughout its halls, and they represent merely a fraction of the total collection. Highlights include works by Francisco Goya, Diego Velázquez, and El Greco. Perhaps the most famous paintings are “Las Meninas” (The Maids of Honor), an inventive self-portrait by Velázquez, and The Garden of Earthly Delights, a triptych from Hieronymus Bosch.

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. 

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.

How to Get to the Prado Museum
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.

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.

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.


Address: Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23, Madrid 28014, Spain
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm, Sun and holidays: 10am - 7pm, closed Jan 1, May 1, December 25
Admission: Adults: €15, free for students ages 18-25 and children under 18
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Madrid Panoramic Tour by Double-Decker bus

Madrid Panoramic Tour by Double-Decker bus

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Get an in-depth view of Madrid in a limited time on this city tour. In the company of a multilingual guide and equipped with a multilingual sound system, learn about the city’s history. Visit highlights that include Puerta del Sol, Gran Vía, Plaza de la Cibeles, Paseo del Arte, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, and more.
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Private 8-hour City Tour of Madrid with driver & guide with pick up & ticket

Private 8-hour City Tour of Madrid with driver & guide with pick up & ticket

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Rather than spend vacation time negotiating cabs and buses, book a private tour of Madrid that gives you the benefit of a guide and the freedom to tailor your sightseeing. Travel by chauffeured private vehicle, and choose to cover must-sees such as the Plaza Mayor and more, as you learn their history. Plus, enjoy skip-the-line entry to your chosen sight—perhaps the Prado, Royal Palace, or another historical highlight.
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  • 8 hours
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Historic Madrid + Modern

Historic Madrid + Modern

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The historic tour in Vintage is a different experience because it takes place in a unique car in the world, designed to give the customer a service that is at the maximum care, full of comfort and glamor. The explanations during the tour provide interesting information and anecdotes that will make the tour more enjoyable. The customer can choose between carrying the unpacked car or carrying the transparent hood closed.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
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Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Madrid Semi Private Tour

Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Madrid Semi Private Tour

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Art lovers flock to Madrid’s Prado Museum but you can appreciate world-famous, European works up close with this semi-private, small group tour with skip-the-line entrance. Inside the 18th-century, Neoclassical building, your guide will lead you to the works of Rembrandt, Goya, Bosch and others explaining art periods and techniques spanning five centuries.
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Prado Museum Expert Guided Tour with skip-the-line and optional Tapas Tasting

Prado Museum Expert Guided Tour with skip-the-line and optional Tapas Tasting

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Make the most of your time in Madrid by visiting Prado Museum with a guide. You’ll save time waiting in long visitor lines by having a skip-the-line entrance ticket. Ensure that you don’t miss any of the museum’s most important art pieces by having a guide to teach you about the collections. Highlights include work by Hieronymus Bosch, El Greco, Francisco Goya, and Peter Paul Rubens.
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  • 2 hours
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Private guided visit of Prado Museum of Madrid with official tour guide

Private guided visit of Prado Museum of Madrid with official tour guide

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Experience one of the world’s top art museums with this private tour of the Prado. Meet up with a knowledgeable guide, craft an itinerary that suits your interests, and explore a massive collection that includes works from famous painters like Hieronymus Bosch, Francisco Goya, Peter Paul Rubens, and Diego Velázquez.
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  • 2 hours
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Madrid Prado Museum Private Guided Tour for Kids and Families

Madrid Prado Museum Private Guided Tour for Kids and Families

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Take a 1.5-hour private guided tour around Madrid’s Prado Museum with a focus on the kids. The children engage in scavenger hunts, games, and other interactive activities as you discover the museum’s masterpieces. See artwork by Bosch, Van der Weyden, Goya, Velazquez, and many more and learn the history of these pieces from your informative guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Masterpieces Prado Museum Madrid 2-h tour private

Masterpieces Prado Museum Madrid 2-h tour private

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The Prado Museum is considered one of the greatest art museums in the world, containing an enormous number of works. Together with your guide, you will tour these masterpieces, with explanations of each work provided to you by your experienced guide. You will span in detail this great collection of European western art, from the 12th to the 19th century. Besides works of the major artists like Hieronymus Bosch, Raphael, El Greco, Rubens, Roger Van der Weyden and Dürer, you will get to know everything of Spain's most famous painters; Goya and Velazquez. You will encounter "The Third of May 1808" which, complete in 1814, is about the execution by Napoleon's troops painted by Goya with great drama in which he contrasts the coldness of the soldiers in gray uniforms with the colorful anonymous citizens who are going to die. You will also discover the most famous work of Velazquez, "Las Meninas", which has been the inspiration for later artists like Goya and Picasso.
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2-Hour Tour of Prado Museum in Madrid

2-Hour Tour of Prado Museum in Madrid

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Visit one of Europe’s most important art collections on a 2-hour tour of Madrid’s famed Prado Museum. Housing more than 8,000 works of art, the museum can be overwhelming to visit independently, but you will see the most significant and admired paintings and sculptures, including works by Spanish, Dutch, and Italian masters. Learn about the stories and figures behind the art, representing the best of diverse periods from the Renaissance to the height of Impressionism.
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Erotic visit to the Prado Museum

Erotic visit to the Prado Museum

Erotic visit to the Prado Museum is a different tour proposal. We will visit the “Reserved Room” of the Prado Museum, exclusively for most of the Kings of Spain for centuries, where we will observe the concerns about beauty and its stereotypes, sexual taboos, and the sensuality that emanated the paintings.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Prado Museum Private Exclusive guided tour- maximum 4 pax

Prado Museum Private Exclusive guided tour- maximum 4 pax

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Private skip the line tour of one of the best art museum in Spain. Our expert tour guide will meet you in front of the museum and show you the most emblematic art works of museum. See the ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ painted by Bosch in the 15th century. Head to the ‘ Descent from the Cross by Rogier Van der Weyden. Get immersed with Fra Angelico, Tintoretto, El Greco. Velazquez, Rubens and last but the least ‘Goya’. Know not only the historical details but the lesser known facts about the painters themselves.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Madrid Retiro Park & Prado Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket Tour

Madrid Retiro Park & Prado Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket Tour

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Discover the delights of Madrid’s Buen Retiro Park on this 1.5-hour small-group walking tour, and skip the lines at the world-famous Prado Museum. With an informative guide, explore the manicured lawns and avenues of Madrid’s popular relaxation park, seeing attractions such as the Statue of the Fallen Angel, the lake and more. Hear about the park’s development through the centuries and afterward, gain fast-track entry into the neighboring Prado to explore its stunning art galleries independently. Numbers are limited to 14 on this small-group tour for a more intimate experience.
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Prado Museum and Royal Palace Guided Tour in One Day

Prado Museum and Royal Palace Guided Tour in One Day

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The Royal Palace and the Prado Museum are two of Madrid’s most visited attractions, but it’s easy to waste hours standing in line. This two-part tour ensures a hassle-free experience, with skip-the-line entrance to the palace in the morning and a guided evening tour of the Prado art museum.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Prado Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

Private Tour: Prado Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

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Enjoy an enriching cultural experience on a tour of Madrid’s Prado Museum with a private guide. Sail past the long lines and crowded entrance hall at Madrid’s immensely popular Prado Museum with a priority access pass. Tour the museum with your guide in order to maximize your cultural experience; admire artistic masterpieces by the likes of Velazquez; and gain fascinating insight into the history and cultural significance of the artworks.
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Prado Museum Tour with Private Guide and Transport in Madrid w/ Hotel pick up

Prado Museum Tour with Private Guide and Transport in Madrid w/ Hotel pick up

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When visiting Madrid, don’t miss the world-famous collections of the Prado Museum. Experience Spain’s greatest artistic treasures in depth with a private, 4-hour tour led by an official guide. Travel to and from your hotel in a luxury, chauffeured vehicle, and view the museum’s highlights and hidden gems, including works by Spanish masters like Velázquez, Goya and El Greco. Skip the entrance lines with priority access, and make the most of your time at the museum on a tour customized to suit your interests.
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  • 4 hours
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Prado Museum and Reina Sofia Museum Private Tour

Prado Museum and Reina Sofia Museum Private Tour

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Beat the crowds at the Prado Museum on a private half-day tour that starts when the doors open to Madrid's famous museum. There you can view masterpieces by Velazquez, El Greco, and other artists, then continue to the Reina Sofia to see modern art by Picasso and Dali. Your private guide ensures that you see the highlights of these important Spanish museums even with limited time.
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  • 4 hours
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$155.23
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Two Museums Tour: Prado Museum / Reina Sofía Museum / Thyssen Museum

Two Museums Tour: Prado Museum / Reina Sofía Museum / Thyssen Museum

Make the most of your stay in Madrid visiting two of its three most important museums accompanied by a private professional guide. Skip-the-line tickets for the two museums chosen are included! Madrid is famous for being a cultural destination. Prado Museum, Reina Sofía Museum and Thyssen Museum are three of the most important landmarks of the city and they all together are known as ''The Golden Art Triangle''. Don't miss the opportunity of visiting two of them with a knowledgeable guide who will tell you everything about the highlights of these museums. They are all located along Paseo del Prado avenue so going from one to another to continue the visit will not take long.
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  • 3 hours
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Prado Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Entrance

Prado Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Entrance

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Madrid’s Royal Palace (Palacio Real) and the Prado Museum (Museo del Prado) are two of the city’s most popular attractions. Ensure you see them both on two consecutive days, and bypass crowds with skip-the-line entrance tickets. Alongside a guide, explore the opulent chambers of the Royal Palace, highlights of which include the Official Lounges, the Royal Armories, and the Royal Pharmacy. Then, on a different day, marvel at the masterpieces housed within the Prado Museum, home to thousands of European artworks.
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  • 2 days
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Skip-the-Line Madrid Guided Tour: The best of Prado, Reina Sofia & Thyssen

Skip-the-Line Madrid Guided Tour: The best of Prado, Reina Sofia & Thyssen

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Skip the lines and get a guided tour at three different museums along Paseo del Prado Street. This half-day tour lets you see great works of art at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Prado Museum, and Centro Nacional Reina Sofía Museum. Get lost in the worlds of Goya, Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali, Lichtenstein and more and use your ticket to return to any museum later on the same day.
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  • 5 hours
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Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Madrid Guided Tour - Private Tour

Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Madrid Guided Tour - Private Tour

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See great works of art up close during this guided tour of the Prado Museum in Madrid. Walk the halls of this 18th-century building that is itself a piece of art to see paintings and sculptures spanning seven centuries. Hear the stories behind artists like Rembrandt and his work and learn how art has influenced culture.
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iVenture Card Madrid

iVenture Card Madrid

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See more of Madrid, for less, with the iVenture Card Madrid a money-saving attraction pass that offers access to up to 23 of the Spanish capital’s most popular sites. Pick between 3-, 5-, 7- and unlimited-attraction cards, granting access to Madrid activities and attractions like a guided tour of the Prado Museum, a Real Madrid tour, a Madrid city sightseeing tour and much more. Best of all, you call the shots on what to see and do. The choice is up to you.
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Private Tour Prado Museum + Reina Sofía

Private Tour Prado Museum + Reina Sofía

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Did you know that Picasso was Director of the Prado Museum in a very short way? In fact, at the Picasso Museum in Barcelona you will find not a few "copies" of Las Meninas. Can there be a better way than knowing the artist from Malaga than knowing Velázquez, the great teacher whom the genius of the 20th century admired so much? We propose this tour as a simple and fun way to explore the history of painting.
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Skip-the-line Prado Museum & Reina Sofia Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

Skip-the-line Prado Museum & Reina Sofia Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

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Skip the lines at two of Madrid’s popular museums on this private, guided, full-day tour that lets you see art your way. Meet your guide and skip the line at the Prado Museum to behold works of art by masters like Rembrandt, Goya, and El Greco. Skip the line again at the Reina Sofia Museum to see contemporary art from Salvador Dali and others, and learn how surrealism influenced culture.
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Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

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Get a taste for the top attractions in Madrid on this panoramic tour of the city by coach. Stop by well-known Madrid landmarks like the city's Alcalá Gate, its Palacio Real, and Cybele's Fountain. Along the way, tour historic plazas like Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa, see intriguing neighborhoods like Barrio de la Morería and view the city's grand boulevards, listening as your guide shares details on their history and significance. This tour of Madrid offers both morning and afternoon departure times.
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  • 3 hours
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