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“One of the best in the world”

Prado National Museum
Ranked #2 of 808 things to do in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Prado has one of the largest art collections in the world, and is best known for its diverse assortment of works by Velasquez, Goya and El Greco.
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We bought the three-gallery ticket and followed the advice to get there early (about 9.40am) so were #7 and 8 in the pre-bought ticket queue which quickly became very long. Entry is actually very quick and efficient. We spent 6 hours in the gallery and loved the whole thing. Despite it being a Saturday there weren't many rooms where we felt over crowded. The cafe is a bit painful with a slow and complicated approach and not enough seating. The shop is excellent. A not to be missed experience for any art lover.

Thank slattmun
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"el greco"
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"garden of earthly delights"
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"las meninas"
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"audio guide"
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"two hours"
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"free entry"
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"great art"
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Easy to get to, easy to buy tickets online so as not to wait on line, filled with incredible art and extensive collections of Goya and Velazquez amongst other European masters. A must see when visiting Madrid.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Huge collection of art particularly paintings within an historic building. Worth doing a guided tour to gain insight to Spanish painters, their works, contemporaries and influences

Thank Glenda B
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Firstly don't queue to buy your ticket. Either get them in advance online or at the little kiosk opposite the museum to go in the following day(though concessions are not available and can't get tickets for same day entry), simply because the queue is so long-have no idea how long some people may have been in the queue. Get your tickets in advance and go to the door to the left and you're straight through.The little pamphlet offered in the lobby was invaluable as there is so much to see but the pamphlet tells you where the most famous paintings are and as the rooms are not well labelled it is easy to go back and forth when you don't need to.
Restaurant ok, gift shop has some nice things but as always is expensive. I spent 3 hours there and was exhausted as there is lot of walking and stairs involved.Could easily spend more time there.

Thank JaneP1530
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Not only is the collection vast, the majority of the paintings have been restored to pristine conditions. The audio guide was excellent. Purchase your ticket in advance and avoid the huge lines.

Thank stevenhill1
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