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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: paradise, hell and the creation of Eve and the fountain of life. 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.

Our insider tips

Museum Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Sundays and holidays: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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 should I visit?
    Monday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Sundays and holidays: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Is it expensive?
    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: 9, 10, 14, 19, 27, 34, 37 and 45.
  • Additional information

    • 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 process was very efficient and easy.

I was so amazed by the Prado Museum. Much of which I learned about during art history was staring at me in the face. It gave me chills and I was filled with wonder. I highly recommend visiting this museum while in Madrid.

Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Anne M, 07/29/2018

The fastest way to the one of the best museum in the world

There is always a line to buy tickets outside. Staying in the line under the Sun could really make you feel worse before the museum. So Skip-the-Line Prado made my museum experience definitely better. And the Prado museum is really worth to see.

Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Anton, 07/15/2018

The Prado is a must when visiting Madrid

You don't need to be an art aficionado to appreciate the works housed in the Prado. If you are short on time or simply wish to focus your visit on the "highlights," the written guide (free at the museum) will point you in the direction of the most notable words. Do complement your visit with the other art museums in the local area, such as the Reina Sofia.

Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Entrance Ticket Reviewed by KAREN, 07/10/2018

Marta was terrific and informative with great pacing

Marta took us through a wonderful tour of the Prado Museum. She was knowledgeable and didn’t rush. She covered the highlights and took us on a journey Great private tour

Prado Museum 3-Hour Private Tour Reviewed by John, 06/30/2018

Skip the Line Prado made for quick access

On a Sunday morning at 10AM, didn’t really need this Skip the Line pass since there was no line. The intention is for easy access and that have been helpful later in day since there were definitely crowds.

Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Stephanie, 06/19/2018

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