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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 a 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 has the 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 about Prado Museum Madrid.

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

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prado Museum has enforced several safety measures:
  • 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.

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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.
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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Plan Your Visit to the Prado Museum

Here's everything you need to know about Prado Museum.


Getting to Prado Museum


What are the opening hours of Prado Museum?
Prado Museum opening 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 at 10:00 AM, as soon as the museum opens and before the crowd sets in.
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

Francisco Goya’s La Maja Desnuda

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.

Diego Velázquez’s Las Meninas

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.

Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights

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.

Raphael’s The Cardinal

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.

Titian’s Venus and Adonis

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.
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