Prado National Museum, Madrid

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Housing one of the largest collections of fine art in the world, Prado National Museum is perhaps best known for works by El Greco, Goya, and Velasquez. One of the most visited cultural sites in the world, the museum includes an impressive collection of over 7,000 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 5,000 prints, and 8,000 drawings. Though Goya is unquestionably the most extensively represented artist in this collection, other highlights include works by Titian, Rubens, Bosch, Caravaggio, Durer, and van Dyck. The main building was designed in 1785 and constructed during the reign of Carlos III, as part of a grand renewal plan meant to bestow upon the city a monumental urban space. Get the best out of your experience by booking a private tour with an expert art guide. Our Madrid travel route site makes visiting Prado National Museum and other Madrid attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is a must do if you are in Madrid. The museum houses works from many artists dating back hundreds of years. Fascinating pieces. 
    This is a must do if you are in Madrid. The museum houses works from many artists dating back hundreds of years. Fascinating pieces.  more »
  • One could spend hours and hours simply wandering the rooms and enjoying the works of art. We had a guided tour. 
    One could spend hours and hours simply wandering the rooms and enjoying the works of art. We had a guided tour.  more »
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  • I am not a fan of the Renaissance, but the collection was well displayed and the galleries large and filled with light. Saw all of the must sees and enjoyed it. Don't miss the Bosch room. Dude was off the rails. Buy tickets in advance or you will wait on line for hours.
  • I went here after doing some acid in the park. I highly recommend it. Great fun for the whole family. Particularly the Hieronymus Bosch exhibition was both a window into my own soul and it's many desires, as well as a mirror that allowed me to cast my gaze back and see myself for the true being that i am. Good bathroom facilities also.

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