About Museo Nacional del Prado

The Renaissance period saw the uprising of the Spanish Empire and subsequently, the art in this period reflected the power and stature of the Monarchs of Spain. It was during this period that the Museo Nacional del Prado was formed to showcase several royal sculptures and paintings. Eventually, the museum expanded and included works of artists like Francisco Goya, Hieronymus Bosch, El Greco, and many more influential artists in the period. 

Almost 200 years, the old museum got its origin in the art collections of the 16th and 17th-century Spanish monarchs. Most parts of the museum are dedicated to paintings and the museum is believed to assemble painters, not just paintings. The rest feature photographs and sculptures. The sheer range of works from religious depictions to portraits and detailed sculptures are what draws the crowds into what has been ranked as one of the best art museums in the world.

Must See

The paintings by:

  • Fra Angelique
  • Rogier van der Weyden
  • Albrecht Durer
  • Titian 
  • Bosch
  • Goya
  • Rembrandt

Sculptures of Orestes and Pylades Pupil of Pasiteles

How to reach

By Bus:

Line 001 Bus. It takes 10 minutes and costs 1.33 to 1.93 Euros

By Subway:

Line 1. 12 minutes and costs 1.21 to 1.57 Euros

By Taxi:

3 minutes and costs 5.18 to 6.63 Euros

Head east on Puerta del Sol toward Calle de Carretas-Slight right onto Carrera de S. Jerónimo/Plaza Marina Español. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Paseo del Prado-Sharp left to stay on Paseo del Prado

By Walk:

It takes 15 minutes




  • During the evening there are a few hours allotted to free viewing of the artworks
  • On November 19th Museum Day, entry is free at all times
  • Photography is allowed
  • No pets allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • An audio tour is available

Visit Time

Sunday:        10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Monday:       10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday:      10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday:     10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday:          10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:      10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Entrance Fee


Per Person: 15 Euros

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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours


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