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Madrid Prado Museum Tickets Guide

With the largest collection of Spanish art, and a massive catalog that consists of other Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces, the Museo Nacional del Prado or Prado Museum is the most visited attraction in Madrid. Occupying an 18th century Neoclassical building, the Prado Museum in Madrid was designed by architect Juan de Villanueva in 1785, and opened to the public as the Museo Nacional del Prado for the first time in November 1819.
The Prado Museum Madrid houses works of some of the best artists of their time like Francisco Goya, El Greco, Hieronymus Bosch, Fra Angelico, Diego Velázquez, Raphael, and Titian, and is one of the most visited attractions in the city. Your Prado Museum tickets will expose you to a world of masterpieces, so before you go, here's a quick guide to all you need to know before your visit.

Post COVID-19 Safety Measures and New Rules at Prado Museum

  • The Prado Museum now only accepts online reservations. Please ensure that you book your ticket at least 24 hours before your visit.
  • The number of visitors permitted into the premises has been reduced.
  • Those without masks will not be permitted to enter.
  • Visitors’ temperature will be strictly checked before entry.
  • It is mandatory that visitors maintain a minimum 2 meters of social distance from others.

Prado Museum Tickets and Tour Options Explained

Prado Museum is one of the most famous attractions in Madrid. It is crowded almost always, hence, buying your Prado Museum tickets online is a wise idea to skip the terribly long queues. Taking a guided tour of the Prado Museum is also highly recommended if you're an art aficionado. Moreover, buying your Prado Museum skip the line tickets online will help you save a few euros as opposed to the gate price.

Skip the Line Tickets

Guided Tours

Combo Tickets

Say goodbye to waiting in long lines! These Prado Museum skip-the-line tickets will allow you to bypass long queues and directly enter the museum, saving you a considerable amount of time.

Why go for these tickets?

  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the ever-popular Prado Museum.
  • View over 20,000 works of art made by artists ranging from the Renaissance period all the way to Picasso's era.

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Bypass long lines and walk right into Prado Museum that houses many Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces.
Take a guided tour of the iconic Prado Museum and learn all about the incredible artworks that adorn its walls. Your expert guide will show you works of great masters such as Velasquez, Goya, and El Greco.

Why go for these tickets?

  • Allow your expert guide to take you to the vast collection of artworks housed within the museum.
  • Discover paintings by Spanish Masters such as Goya, Velasquez, El Greco, and Caravaggio.

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Enjoy fast track access to the iconic Prado Museum and find out all there is to know about Spanish art with a knowledgeable tour guide.
With an expert tour guide, learn about the history and significance of the Prado Museum and discover remarkable works of art.
If you are looking for an immersive experience, you can opt for a combo ticket that allows you to explore other popular attractions along with the Prado Museum.

Why go for these tickets?

  • Enjoy priority access to some of the busiest attractions and experiences of the city.
  • Save time and money with these Prado Museum combo tickets.

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Explore two of Madrid’s most popular tourist destinations, the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace of Madrid with these one-day tickets.

Plan Your Visit to the Prado Museum

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Getting to Prado Museum

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What are the Prado Museum hours?

Prado Museum hours are as follows:
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
All Sundays, January 1, May 1, and December 25 : 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
January 6, and December 24 and 31: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

How long does it take to tour Prado Museum?

It takes at least 4 hours to tour the Prado Museum.

What is the best time to visit Prado Museum?

The best time to visit Prado Museum is on weekdays around 10:00 AM, as soon as the museum opens and before the crowd sets in.

Where is Prado Museum located?

Prado Museum is located at C. de Ruiz de Alarcón, 23, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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How do I get to Prado Museum?

You can get to Prado Museum by bus and metro.

How do I get to Prado Museum by bus?

You can take bus lines 9, 10, 14, 19, 27, 34, 37 and 45 to arrive at Prado Museum.

How do I get to Prado Museum by metro?

The closest metro station to the Prado Museum is the Atocha station (Blue Line L1) or Banco de Espana station (Red Line L2).

Is photography allowed at Prado Museum?

No. Photography is strictly prohibited at Prado Museum. Please respect this and refrain from clicking pictures.

Does Prado Museum have locker facilities?

Yes. Visitors' cameras and other items (such as coats and bags) can be stashed away in the cloakroom for free after going through the security check.

Is Prado Museum wheelchair accessible?

Yes. The museum is accessible by wheelchairs and provides free wheelchairs and canes for use during the visit.

Prado Museum Highlights - Famous Artworks & Exhibits

Here are some of the top works of art not to be missed out on at the Prado Museum in Madrid.

La Maja Desnuda, Francisco Goya

Goya created La Maja Desnuda for a commission by Manuel de Godoy. It's pendant painting La Maja Vestida was created in 1803. Among Goya’s most famous works, La Maja Desnuda was a controversial work at its time. Both works have been in the museum since 1901.

Las Meninas, Diego Velázquez

Created by the leading artist of the Spanish Golden Age, the work is considered one of the most important paintings in Western art history. Set in a room in the Royal Alcazar of Madrid, the painting depicts a five-year-old Margaret Theresa, looking directly at the viewer.

The Garden of Earthly Delights, Hieronymus Bosch

The Garden of Earthly delights is a triptych oil painting on an oak panel. The left panel depicts Eden, and shows Adam and Even meeting for the first time, with God holding Eve by the wrist. The center panel is Earthly Delights, depicting a large garden with men, women, plants, and animals. The right panel depicts Hell.

The Cardinal, Raphael

This is an oil on panel work, created between 1510-1511. One can see the meticulous strokes of the brush in the textures of the clothes, and the definite influence of Flemish paintings in the way the face is painted.

Venus and Adonis, Titian

It is believed that there are at least thirty versions of this painting that have been painted Titian, his assistants, and others. The work held in the museum is dated 1554, and is made with oil paints on canvas. The painting is set at dawn and shows Adonis pulling away from his lover Venus.

Top Attractions in Madrid

Vibrant and historic, Madrid is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to discover Spanish culture. Here are some of the top things to do in the city of Madrid.

Royal Palace of Madrid

One of the most iconic sights in the city, the Royal Palace of Madrid boasts opulence and grace at first sight. It is one of the largest functioning palaces in Europe and is home to the Spanish royal family, mostly used for state functions. The palace's classical baroque architecture draws in millions of visitors each year. You can book Royal Palace of Madrid tickets separately or as part of combo tickets.

Banksy Exhibit Madrid

While the identity of wildly popular activist-artist Banksy remains shrouded in mystery, his works of art have gained global recognition for their blunt messages of peace and equality. With Banksy Madrid tickets, admire over 50 masterpieces by the graffiti wizard including the famed Girl with the Balloon portrait.

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

FC Real Madrid is arguably one of the most popular and decorated European football clubs in the world. On a Santiago Bernabeu Stadium tour, walk in the footsteps of great football legends Boya, Carlos, Raul, Zidane, Puskas, Stefano, and of course, Ronaldo. Explore the players' changing rooms, trophy rooms, and interactive exhibits on your tour.
Thyssen Museum
The Thyssen completes the golden triangle of museums in Madrid, with the other two being Reina Sofia and Prado. It boasts and impressive collection of European paintings spanning 800 years, aiming to enthrall viewers with its on-point representation of the highlights of each century. From Renaissance and Baroque to Impressionist artwork, immerse yourself in a different world with Thyssen Museum tickets.

Prado Museum Tickets

Are Prado Museum tickets available online?

Yes, guests can book their Prado Museum tickets online now as they accept digital reservations. It is advised that guests prebook their tickets to ensure that they get their preferred date and time slot.

What are the different types of Prado Museum tickets available?

Guests can choose to book Prado museum skip the line tickets, guided tours, or combo tickets.

Is priority access included in Prado Museum tickets?

Yes. Prado Museum tickets include skip the line access, allowing you to bypass the long waiting lines and get direct entry.

Are guided Prado Museum tours available now?

Yes. Guests can reserve their guided tours online now and explore the museum with their professional tour guide. An added benefit of booking guided tours is that it also includes skip the line entry.

What are Prado Museum hours?

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
All Sundays, January 1, May 1, and December 25 : 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
January 6, and December 24 and 31: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

How to get to Prado Museum?

You can take buses bus lines 9, 10, 14, 19, 27, 34, 37 and 45 to arrive at Prado Museum, or get off at Atocha metro station (Blue Line L1) or Banco de Espana station (Red Line L2).
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