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Prado Museum

Contact details

Location

Autonomous region:
Madrid

Province/Island:
Madrid

Madrid

Reservations

Tel.: +34 902107077

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Description

One of the greatest museums in the world

  This gallery in Madrid has the most complete collection of Spanish painting from 11th-18th centuries, and numerous masterpieces by great universal artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Bosch, Titian, Van Dyck and Rembrandt.

  The quality and variety of its collection makes the Prado one of the world's best-endowed museums. It combines a first-class collection of Spanish painting, the most important works of the Flemish and Italian schools, and various fine examples of the German, French and English schools. It is home to numerous masterpieces of universal art such as Las Meninas by Velázquez, the two Majas by Goya, Nobleman with his hand on his chest by El Greco, the Garden of Delights by Bosch, and The Three Graces by Rubens, among other priceless pieces. Although the museum was created to house primarily works of painting and sculpture, it also contains major collections of drawings, engravings, coins and medals, as well as items of clothing and decorative art. The museum's exhibition area was increased by more than 50% in 2007 with the extension designed by the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo. The new area includes four rooms for temporary exhibitions, the restored cloister of the church of Los Jerónimos, a large entrance hall, an auditorium seating 438 people, as well as various storage facilities and workshops for the restoration of artworks. Elements worth noting on the exterior include the impressive bronze doors by Cristina Iglesias and the Tuscan box gardens.

Designation:
National museum

Content:
Fine arts


Practical information

Schedule

From Monday to Saturday
From 10:00 to 20:00

From 10:00 to 19:00

Closed: 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.


Jan 06
From 10:00 to 14:00




Dec 24
From 10:00 to 14:00




Dec 31
From 10:00 to 14:00




Prices

General: €14
Reduced: €7
Groups: €14
Free admission: Monday-Saturday: 6-8pm; Sundays and public holidays: 5-7pm, unemployed persons, disabled persons, staff of state museums belonging to the Ministry of Culture, official tourist guides, journalists, teaching staff, ICOM members (International Council of Museums) and associations, large families, students aged between 18 and 25, under 18s; and on 19 November and 18 May.
 

Services

Audio guide, Cafe, Conference room, Facilities for babies, Guided tours, Left items and cloakroom service, Shop

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