Museo del Prado

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Open to the public since 1819, the Museo del Prado is now the main Spanish national art museum, and one of the world’s most visited. Its collection comprises one of the finest collections of Spanish art dating from the 12th to the early 20th century, with painting and sculpture from artists such as Goya, Bosch and El Greco, among many others.

One of its most celebrated and analyzed possessions is Las Meninas, a 17th century painting by Velázquez, known for its complex and enigmatic composition.

The permanent collection contains more than 7.500 paintings and 1.000 sculptures, in a monumental building designed in 1785 by architect Juan de Villanueva on the orders of Charles III. The collection attracts most visitors, however, the museum is also known for its temporary exhibitions – past ones included notable works by Rembrandt, Matisse, Monet and Caravaggio.

There are diverse tours to the museum, from 1 hour to 3 hours, and some include food. Admission is free for late visits, 6pm to 8pm from Monday to Saturday and 5pm-7pm on Sundays and holidays.

Contacts & Details

Paseo del Prado 28014 Madrid

Sunday:

10:00 – 19:00

Monday:

10:00 – 20:00

Tuesday:

10:00 – 20:00

Wednesday:

10:00 – 20:00

Thursday:

10:00 – 20:00

Friday:

10:00 – 20:00

Saturday:

10:00 – 20:00