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User Reviews (107 Reviews)
- The Prado MuseumMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Mar 03, 2014
The Prado is one of the world's great art museums. It houses Picasso's Guernica, and Las Meninas by Velazquez, which inspired good old Picasso to re-interpret it nine times on giant canvases with various cubist twists. However, in a turn of events quite possibly orchestrated by the Spanish train system, the nine Picassos are housed in Barcelona. There is a collection of El Grecos at once sumptuous and spooky. The strangest thing I saw here, however, was a depiction of a "miracle" in which a statue of the Madonna lactated in a giant arc-straight into a monk's mouth. I bet he DID think it was a miracle.
- The Prado MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Feb 06, 2014
It is considered one of the most important european museums. It has very beautiful and important art pieces from XVI to XIX from all over Europe (Rubens, Rembrandt, Rafael, Tiziano, El Bosco, Goya, Velázquez, El Greco,...) Mostly paintings of royalty or religion.
I would not recommend it to people that are modern art fans; if you like surrealism or cubism I would rather recommend the Reina Sofia Museum (Dalí, Miró, Picasso...).
And if you would like to see a little bit of every thing (all ages and artists): the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum; the paintings are in chronological order from gothic to pop art...
- The Prado MuseumNov 14, 2013
The Prado Museum is definitely one of Madrid's most impressive museums. It holds some of Spain's--and the world's--most treasured works of European art, including works by Velazquez, Goya, Titian, and Rubens. Whether you have a couple days or just an afternoon to wander through the museum, don't miss 'Las Meninas' by Velazquez, argueably the most famous painting in the Prado's collection of greats.
- The Prado MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
The Prado is one of the world's great art museums. Their collection of paintings is spectacular and you could easily loose yourself for a couple days browsing the different paintings. They have an excellent collection of the Flemish school, and plenty of excellent examples of El Greco one of my favorite Spanish Painters.
- The Prado MuseumMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 2Nov 07, 2013
Great place! Free entrance from 18.00 to 20.00. They offer a map with a list of the Masterpieces and their exact location. At least 2 hours are needed for a "brief" visit. The Museum shop closes at 19.30
- The Prado MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 26, 2013
I definitely preferred the Reina-Sofia to the Prado, though both are magnificent museums. My main issue with the Prado is that the artwork is primarily focused on religion and can thus be a little repetitive. The most memorable paintings were those of Francisco de Goya, my favorite Spanish painter.
- The Prado MuseumOct 20, 2013
The Prado was my main reason for stopping in Madrid en route to Barcelona. The entire collection is magnificent, and one of my two favorite paintings in the world happens to be housed there - The Garden of Earthly Delights. The museum does not permit photography, so be stealthy with a small point and shoot (NO FLASH) if you're so inclined. I know I was.
- The Prado MuseumMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Sep 17, 2013
Gosh, what can I say that hasn't already been said? Well, the Prado opened in 1819 with the sole aim of proving to the rest of Europe that Spanish art was of equal merit to any other national school. It houses the works of Valazquez, Goya, El Greco, and Picasso, but also includes other European artists like Titian, Bosch, Rubens, Fra Angelico, and Raphael. The pieces range in date from 12th century Romanesque to the 19th century.
My cousin and I decided to buy the 3-museum pass (paseo del arte or art walk) that includes the Prado, Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen Bornemisza. The pass was about €21 for entry into all three museums. We opted to do the Prado first since it was the largest of the three. It was perfect to spend the day inside on a rainy day. We walked around the entire museum and made sure to check out some of the most famous pieces: Valazquez's Las Meninas, Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights, and Rubens's Judgment of Paris.
I love walking around museums and looking at all the glorious works. Not particularly artsy myself, I appreciate the works of others and the history behind the pieces. It's not very often that I get to be immersed in art originating from centuries ago in that very country so it was cool to check it out. I really loved seeing Las Meninas in person, particularly after seeing Picasso's obsession over the piece as evidenced by his room of Las Meninas cubists works. He had a room in his museum full of multiple pieces dedicated to Valazquez's single painting. Amazing. The museum is free from 6pm - 8pm Tuesday thru Saturday and 5pm - 8pm on Sunday. Closed Mondays.
- The Prado MuseumSep 12, 2013
The Prado Museum ranks right up there with Paris's Louvre and London's National Gallery for the quality, breadth and renown of its collection.
If you're just going to visit the Prado once, it's a good idea to prioritize and plan ahead so you don't get lost in the plethora of paintings. Highlights include early Flemish works by Van der Weyden and Heronymous Bosch, enormous paintings from the Venetian Renaissance school and the amazing quantity of representations by El Greco, Velazquez and Goya.
Don't miss "Las Meninas," by Velazquez, Goya's series of "Pinturas Negras" and Bosch's "El Jardín de las Delicias."
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Aliases: Museo Nacional del Prado