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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 90%History Buffs
- 82%Local Culture
- 62%Family Travelers
- 59%Luxury Travelers
- 53%Business Travelers
- 53%Budget Travelers
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- 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.Recommended for
- 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."
- The Prado MuseumSep 08, 2013
When the Prado was commissioned by King Carlos III in 1785, it was meant to be a natural science museum. The king wanted the museum, the adjoining botanical gardens, and the elegant Paseo del Prado to serve as a center of scientific enlightenment. By the time the building was completed in 1819, its purpose had changed to exhibiting the art gathered by Spanish royalty since the time of Fernando e Isabela.
The museum's long-awaited facelift was completed in 2007. It features a massive new wing together with a new building around the remains of the Cloister of the San Jerónimo el Real, designed by Rafael Moneo, that has resurrected long-hidden works by Zurbarán and Antonio de Pereda and more than double the number of paintings on display from the permanent collection.
The Prado's jewels are its works by the nation's three great masters: Goya, Velázquez, and El Greco. The museum also holds masterpieces by Flemish, Dutch, German, French, and Italian artists, collected when their lands were part of the Spanish Empire. The museum benefited greatly from the anticlerical laws of 1836, which forced monasteries, convents, and churches to forfeit many of their artworks for public display. (C) Fodors
Enter the Prado via the less-crowded southern Murillo door opposite the Jardín Botánico.
- The Prado MuseumMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesNightlife Lovers+ 1Sep 07, 2013
If you are an art lover than the Prado is a must on your trip to Madrid. Allow for several hours as it is a fascinating display of art from artist from around the world.
Address:Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23, Madrid 28014 Spain
Total Reviews:107 Reviews
Open Hours:Tu-Su 9a-8p
Phone:+34 91 330 2800