Museo Nacional del Prado

Rebecca Cetta
Article By: Rebecca Cetta
a year ago
0 ratings
Children-Exhibition Culture-Art Gallery Culture-Historical Building Culture-Landmark Culture-Museum Entertainment-Tour Exhibition-Architecture Exhibition-Artwork Exhibition-Exhibition Exhibition-History Exhibition-Sculpture Exhibition-Tour

Museo Nacional del Prado, or Prado Museum, is considered one of, if not the most, famous museums in all of Europe. Located one street over from Retiro Park, Museo Nacional del Prado is home to some of the most esteemed and world-renowned pieces of art. It is well known for its vast and exemplary collection of 18th-century Spanish art and the Spanish Royal Art collection: collections gathered by Spanish royalty over the past 800 years. This iconic museum is home to collections of some of the greatest artists in the world: Francisco Goya, El Greco, Diego Velázques, and more. Spend your afternoon soaking up inspiration and walking through the halls of Spanish history. Built in 1785, the original purpose of the musem building was to house the Natural History Cabinet under King Charles III. His grandson, King Ferdinand VII, decided it would serve better as the Royal Museum of paintings. In 1819 it opened to the public for the first time as the Museo del Prado. In just over 200 years, the Prado Museum has exhibited more than 2,300 paintings. In fact, the collection was growing so fast that the museum had to be expanded... twice. As one of the most popular museums in the world, Museo del Prado welcomes 2 to 3 million visitors per year. This museum is an absolute priority to have a perfect weekend in Madrid. The museum is FREE monday to saturday between 4 pm and 6 pm, and sunday between 5 pm and 7 pm. Students with identification get free entry as well! Be sure to check out the incredible Real Botanical Gardens to the south of the museum for only 6 euros! Photo by Fernando López from flikr
  • Details

  • C. de Ruiz de Alarcón, 23, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Entry
    Prices for Museo Nacional del Prado
    Category Price Restrictions
    Standard 15.00 EUR
  • Website
  • Sliders
    Physical 1
    Culture 5
    Fun 4
    Education 5
  • Tags
    Rainy day
    Family friendly
    Romantic
    Tourist must-do

Sign in and get started

  • Show off your travel writing skills
  • Contribute to the community
  • Enable likes, reviews and bookmarks
  • Follow your favorite contributors
  • Promote your business

You may also like

Rebecca Cetta
10 months ago
Rebecca Cetta
10 months ago
Rebecca Cetta
10 months ago
Rebecca Cetta
10 months ago
Rebecca Cetta
10 months ago
Rebecca Cetta
10 months ago
Rebecca Cetta
10 months ago
Rebecca Cetta
10 months ago
Rebecca Cetta
10 months ago

Related itineraries

Rebecca Cetta
10 months ago
Michelle M
10 months ago
Michelle M
10 months ago
Laura R. Godoy
10 months ago
Gonçalo Costa
10 months ago

Recommended itineraries

Freya Godfrey
10 months ago
Design Your Italy
9 months ago
Freya Godfrey
10 months ago
Sunny Shrestha
10 months ago
Freya Godfrey
10 months ago
Sofia Abrantes
10 months ago
Lily Crossley-Baxter
9 months ago
© 2021 Peak Cadence ApS | About | Promote Your Business | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions