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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
$50.07 per adult
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Fernando was a passionate...
Fernando was a passionate guide who brought a variety of paintings to life with his in-depth observations. The Prado art gallery is a stunning building with a huge collection so having an expert lead us around was definitely worthwhile.
Simon_H, Jan 2022

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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Excellent
Karla_M, Jan 2022
Museo del Prado Private Guided Tour
It was amazing!!! Our guide has a great knowledge of Museo Del Prado!! Summarize The important masterpiece to perfection
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Very knowledgable guide and nice paintings.
SyedFaisal_K, Jan 2022
Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour 6 people per group in English
The guide took us over the various paintings and sculpture and explained how the artistic sense changed over time. It was a good way to learn about art and history of spain.
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Great tour, enjoyed the order and detail
Alexa_C, Jan 2022
Private Guided Tour of the Prado Museum in Madrid with fast entrances and pick up at the hotel.
We really enjoyed our tour of the Prado Museum with our guide, Olivia. She was very kind and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the way she structured the visit. She did an excellent job explaining details in each painting. It was a bit difficult to understand her at times, but overall it was great.
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Excellent tour!
Andrew_D, Dec 2021
Prado Museum 3-hour Private Tour with Skip-the-line
The Prado was excellent and Marta was a fantastic guide. I highly recommend using this tour company for your needs.
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Our guide was very...
Lucia_S, Jan 2022
Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour 6 people per group in English
Our guide was very helpful and informative. The experience was wonderful and educational without being dull.
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Awesome three hour private tour in the Prado!
Victoria_B, Dec 2021
Prado Museum 3-hour Private Tour with Skip-the-line
Carlos was our guide at the Prado and gave us a fabulous three hour tour. Our party was made up of a teenaged male, a 22 year old female and her mom, and we all loved it. Carlos was amazing--very knowledgable, interesting and fun. I definitely recommend this tour--we learned a ton and enjoyed every minute!
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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
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Excellent tour
Carlos_B, Dec 2021
Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour 6 people per group in English
Excellent tour. Olaya was very knowledgeable and gave us a detailed explanation of some of the most beautiful paintings at the Prado Museum.
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Great guide!
Roberto_L, Nov 2021
Prado and Reina Sofia Private Tour: Tickets and Hotel Pickup
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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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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Nice and interesting city guides
Pavel_I, Nov 2021
Prado Museum and Access to Self-Guided Tours in Madrid
Really nice museum tour and interesting and fascinating Madrid tours! Will by some more tours from this provider next time! Really enjoyed it!

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)