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Famous Paintings at the Museo del Prado

A visit to Madrid isn’t complete without a dose of Spanish culture. With over 7,000 paintings at the Museo del Prado, you’ll see some of the best artworks from Spain and across Europe. From Goya to El Greco, here are our top 5 paintings not to be missed.

Las Meninas, Diego Velázquez

A leading artist of the Spanish Golden Age, Velázquez’s Las Meninas is his most famous work. The royal family is shown with masterful perspective, use of light, and atmosphere.

The Third of May 1808, Francisco Goya

Grand master of Spanish Art, Goya is shown on all 3 floors of the Prado. In Madrid’s most emblematic artwork, Goya depicts the battle between Spanish patriots and Napoleon’s army.

The Nobleman with His Hand on His Chest, El Greco

This is one of the great paintings of the Spanish Renaissance and one of El Greco’s most famous works. Take note of the unknown man’s expressive gaze and natural hand gesture.

The Garden of Earthly Delights, Hieronymus Bosch

This triptych shows three scenes: of Paradise, the creation of Eve and the fountain of life, and hell. Created by early Dutch master Bosch, don’t miss this complex, beautiful work.

The Three Graces, Peter Paul Rubens

A Flemish Baroque painter, Rubens emphasized movement, color, and sensuality. No exception here — the Three Graces, born of Zeus’s affairs, lived joyously among the gods.

Museo del Prado: Our Tips

Museum Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday: 10AM – 8PM. Sundays and holidays: 10AM - 7PM

How to Get There

In Central Madrid, the Prado is located on Paseo del Prado s/n. 28014. The nearest Metro Stations are Banco de España and Atocha stations. The following bus lines also access the Museum: Lines 9, 10, 14, 19, 27, 34, 37 and 45.

Skip the Line

A popular cultural site in Madrid — and well worth it — the Prado will most likely welcome you with a long line. Purchase tickets in advance online, fast tracking your way into the museum.

Tip

The size of the collection can be overwhelming. Audio guides can be purchased once you enter the museum; 50 masterpieces are highlighted and can help focus your tour. Note that photographs are not permitted in the museum.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Monday to Saturday: 10AM – 8PM. Sundays and holidays: 10AM - 7PM
  • What is the price?
    General admission: 14 €. General admission + official guide: 23 €
  • Will I need a guide?
    An audio guide is highly recommended. The size of the collection can be overwhelming.
  • How to get there
    Take the metro to Banco de España or Atocha. Or, use the following bus lines: Lines 9, 10, 14, 19, 27, 34, 37 and 45.
  • Additional tips
    • Note that photographs are not permitted in the museum.
    • Purchase tickets in advance online, fast tracking your way into the museum.

What People Are Saying About Museo del Prado

Good Way to come around the City in a Short Time!

We took both Tours around the City & saw everything in a short Time, because we just stayed for 1 1/2 Days. It was a great way to come around & great to travel through City by 46 Degrees :D

Madrid City Tour (Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour) Reviewed by Carolin, 06/19/2017

Madrid sightseeing well done and good English

The guide was very good and spoke excellent English and the microphone worked well I would recommend it to anyone.

Madrid 3-Hour Sightseeing Bus Tour Reviewed by Joyce, 06/18/2017

Get there early and buy your ticket online.

Get there early and buy your ticket online. You will still be in a queue but one queue instead of two.

Superb, informative, correct level of exertion and organization!

Our guide David was informative, humorous and passionate about the city of Madrid and its historic relevance in Europe and its citizens. We covered some ground and experienced Madrid through the context of its architecture, art and people. Just wish I would have taken a similar bike tour in Barcelona instead of wasting my time and money on a hop on/hop off bus!

Scenic Madrid 3-Hour City Cycling Tour Reviewed by Kurt, 06/17/2017

It was easier than i was thinking about!

I was too tired to be in a queue! There was a lot of people the day we visited The prado Museum. Afterwards we made a search at google we met "get your guide" so we decided not to stay on that big queue by buying a ticket on line. Everything went perfect! Just we download one ticket valid for two and the museum staff had some problem to realize it was one for two instead of two as he usually accepts from tourists!

Madrid: Skip the Line Prado Museum Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Valderilio, 06/16/2017

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