It goes without saying that you cannot come to Madrid without a visit to the Prado. Considered one of the great art museums of the world, it is Madrid’s biggest attraction. The unique collection contains more than 8000 paintings by masters including Goya, El Greco and Velázquez. There are also temporary exhibitions in addition to the main collection. You can buy advanced tickets on the website to beat the queues, which might be a good idea to beat the huge queues on weekends
Address: Paseo del Prado, Metro: Atocha (L1) or Banco de España (L2)
Entrance: General entry 12€, although some discounts apply. Entrance and guided tour 19.50 €
Free for under 18 and for students under 25
Open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The Museum closes on Sundays and holidays at 7 p.m.
The temporary exhibitions are at an extra cost. Entry is free after 18.00 Tues-Sat, after 17.00 on Sundays and on a number of public holidays.
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Treaures from the Hermitage 8th November- 26th March 2012