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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 6 people per group Guided Tour
Skip-the-Line Prado Museum 6 people per group Guided Tour
$48.83 per adult
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Our guide, Macarena, was...
Our guide, Macarena, was amazingly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the art displayed. Also, she was professional, organized and kind.
valerie_a, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Madrid

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Amazing tour!
Manuel_G, Jul 2022
Madrid Guided Private Tour: Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza or Reina Sofia Museum
Mary Paz was an outstanding guide and she brought the city alive for us! The vehicle was perfect and the organization perfect
star-5
Frederick was fantastic....
Jeff_B, Jun 2022
Skip-the-Line Prado Museum 6 people per group Guided Tour
Frederick was fantastic. Tailored our tour to our interests. He is an art history major and it showed. Thanks
star-5
Loved it!
Tiffany_C, Jun 2022
Prado Museum Expert Guided Tour with skip-the-line and optional Tapas Tasting
I loved the prado museum! Make sure to book this GUIDED tour! I think it makes all the difference to have a guide that shares their passion and the infor about the artists behind the creatives!
star-5
Macarena is a true masterpiece
Ben_F, Jun 2022
Skip-the-Line Prado Museum 6 people per group Guided Tour
Our guide Macarena was prompt, found us right away and for us in the museum quickly. She asked what we wanted to see and our level of art expertise and guided us from there. Macarena was extremely knowledgeable, detail oriented, humorous and kind. She certainly is a wealth of knowledge and we are very pleased we decided to pick this guided tour. We learned so much from her. At the end of the tour she made sure we saw everything we wanted and answered every question.
star-5
Great tour!
Claudia_C, Jun 2022
Guided Tour Prado Museum only in English
Eugenia was fantastic, and we really appreciated the explanations she gave on the paintings that we saw. We would definitely recommend this tour!
star-5
Time well spent
LJohn_A, Jun 2022
Prado Museum 3hrs Private Tour with Skip-The-line, and on foot Hotel Pick-Up
Carlos was very informative. He had a wealth of information on Madrid, the collection and Spanish history.
star-5
Great tourist guides
Erica_L, Jun 2022
Prado Museum Expert Guided Tour with skip-the-line and optional Tapas Tasting
We attended the Prada Museum. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable about all the artists and the history of the art.
star-5
A great day at the Pedro
MIchelle_C, Jun 2022
Private visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Prado Museum. Entrance skip the line included, pick up at your hotel and cab included in the price.
Jose was amazing and brought the painters to life with his seemingly unlimited knowledge of both the artists and the history. He was able to keep my not so interested artistic people interested! A big win!
star-5
Great morning at the Prado museum and Royal Palace
Maria_P, Jun 2022
El Prado Museum and Madrid Royal Palace Guided Tour (tickets included)
Great guided tour. Pedro is very nice and very well prepared. It walks you also though la puerta del sol and other landmarks in Madrid’s downtown.
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My Day at the Prado
Julie_R, Jun 2022
Prado Museum 3hrs Private Tour with Skip-The-line, and on foot Hotel Pick-Up
Eva was absolutely wonderful! She was extremely knowledgeable about the painting and had all kinds of interesting facts to add about the technique and perspective of the pieces. I truly enjoyed my day! She was so personable too!
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MUST DO!
Erin_J, Jun 2022
Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid
Amanda was a great guide. She made the Prado, an overwhelming museum, quite approachable. She helped us to understand the meaning and significance of high-level paintings.
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Fantastic tour
Diane_K, Jun 2022
Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid
Our guide Amanda explained about highlighted pieces in the museum. She was pleasant, professional and had dual degrees in Art History and Restoration. We all loved it.
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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)
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