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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

The places to visit were near the bus stops.

Everything was good. The audio was clear. Announcing the number of the stops was good, too.

Madrid City Tour (Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour) Reviewed by Sylvia, 11/08/2016

Excellent service - no need to queue for hours to get to exhibition.

Excellent service - no need to queue for hours to get to "El Bosco" exhibition in Prado in Madrid. Staff in Prado was very helpful.

A great way to get around and see all the wonderful sights quickly.

Great 3 hour bike tour to see the city highlights , very informative guide Only negative was our group was quite big 16!

Madrid 3-Hour Bike Tour in English Reviewed by Judith, 09/18/2016

Absolutely brilliant ! Would recommend if having a short break in city

This was a great decision as having 3 days in Madrid ,it gave us an overall view of this beautiful city! Gave us ideas of where we would like to return to .Buses were frequent and well organised, helpful staff and useful information. Would thoroughly recommend.

Madrid City Tour (Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour) Reviewed by John, 09/14/2016

Great & convenient way to get around the city

Great tour bus to get around the city quickly. Recommend sitting up top when they shade the very back. It was amazing and not too hot up there even with 80'F weather.

Madrid City Tour (Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour) Reviewed by Jennifer, 09/12/2016

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