Most well-known Spanish museum
The Madrid Prado museum is one of the most important in the world. Is one of the richest ones in maters painters from the XVI century to XIX century. You will find the largest collections on Spanish painters as Velazquez, el Greco and Goya, but also international ones like Tiziano, Rubens and Jheronimus Bosch.
The museum collection have more than 35.000 objects between paintings, drawings, sculptures, weapons, armories, medals, coins, etc.
The Prado museum is not like a classical museum with balanced collection of every historic period, a great part of the paintings were ordered by Spanish kings so they are very related to their taste and preferences. The Prado museum is consider as a museum for painters, where they learned the classical masters painters, some examples are Manet, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Matisse, Dalí or Francis Bacon, just to name some.
The greatest and more extensive collections are the European ones like Spanish, Italian, French, German and Dutch.
If you come to Madrid and you love art, I have nothing to say you will already know the Prado museum, but if you do not know it, it worth to visit at least one day.
Here you will find the official link to the Prado museum.
Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00. Sunday and bank holidays from 10:00 to 19:00.
January the 1st, May the 1st and December the 25th.
Free entrance, Monday to Saturday from 18:00 to 20:00 and Sunday and bank holidays from 17:00 to 19:00.
In the official website you can buy online tickets.
The ticket is valid for 1 day and grand you access to all collections permanent and temporary.
Regular price is 15€
Seniors (over 65 years old) 7,50 €
Free entrance for children under 18 years and people with disability.
You have the possibility to visit the Prado museum before the official opening, from 9:00 to 10:00, the price of this ticket is 50€ / person.
The address in case you take a taxi or a car is Paseo del Padro, near Atocha station. If you take the bus, the lines that go to the Prado museum are 10, 14, 27, 34, 37, 45. By subway, the two stops are Atocha (L1) or Banco de España (L2) after you have to walk for 10 minutes.
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