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Prado Museum Timed Entry Tickets

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  • Enjoy timed entry into Prado Museum and admire the richest collection of Spanish paintings around the world.
  • Gasp at the vast collection of artwork, ranging from the Renaissance period all the way to the era of Picasso.
  • Marvel at over 20,000 works of art by artists like Bosch, Titian, El Greco, Rubens, Velázquez, and Goya.
  • An art piece you cannot afford to miss is Las Meninas by Velázquez.
  • Some sections of the museum are sometimes subject to last-minute closures at the authorities' discretion.
  • Photography is strictly prohibited inside the museum.

Free access to the museum:

  • Mon to Sat: 6pm - 8pm
  • Sun and holidays: 5pm - 7pm
  • Access to the Museum is free up to 45 minutes before closing.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Prado Museum Guided Tour

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  • Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the Prado Museum, showcasing its best highlights.
  • The museum is home to over 20,000 works of art, including around 7,500 paintings, 8,000 drawings, 4,800 prints, 1,000 sculptures, and historical documents.
  • Meet your bilingual, English, or Spanish-speaking guide at the designated meeting point near the museum.
  • Stroll through the galleries as your guide tells you about the classics and the story behind each work of art.
  • You will see masterpieces such as The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch, and Goya's Maja series.
  • Other paintings you have to look out for include: Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, Emperor Carlos V on Horseback by Titian.
  • Don't miss out on seeing David Victorious over Goliath by Caravaggio.
  • Thousands of other paintings from the Renaissance and Baroque periods are also on display here.
  • After the tour, you are free to stay at the museum for as long as you like. But note that your ticket cannot be used to re-enter the museum afterward.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • Bilingual Guided Tour (English Preferred)
  • Bilingual Guided Tour (Spanish Preferred)
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Paseo del Arte - 3 Museum Pass for the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia

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  • Grab a single ticket for the three most important art galleries in Madrid.
  • Discover the "Golden Triangle of Art" in Madrid with this inexpensive pass to the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia museums
  • Save up to 20% on tickets and enjoy flexible entry to the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía Art Centre
  • Witness the largest collection of Spanish art at the Prado Museum and marvel at Velázquez's "Las Meninas"
  • Enjoy the second largest private art collection in the world at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Admire the works of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and more in the main modern art gallery at the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
  • Enter the museums at any time during opening hours and stay as long as you like, even just before closing time
  • With an extended validity of one year after the date of purchase, you can plan your visit well in advance
  • This ticket does not include Temporary exhibitions of the Thyssen Museum.
  • The Paseo Del Arte pass is valid for a year from booking. You can enter each museum only once with this pass.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Combo Ticket: Royal Palace of Madrid with Prado Museum

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  • Take advantage of this exceptional combo that gives you access to two of Madrid's most popular attractions, the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Prado Museum.
  • Tour the imposing Royal Palace of Madrid with an expert guide who will help you gain priority access entry into the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family.
  • Benefit from a guided tour of the incredible Prado Museum, home to some of the most distinguished works of art by artists like Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Velasquez.
  • Choose between an English and a Spanish-guided tour.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Prado Museum opened its doors to the public for the first time on November 10, 1819. Originally built for a house of science, the building was later converted into a museum featuring royal paintings. With the passing of time, the Prado Museum’s collection expanded to include many famous paintings like The Holy Trinity. 

Home to some of the most coveted Spanish artworks in the world, you will find exquisite paintings by notable artists including Juan de Juanes and Bartolomé Bermejo. El Greco’s famous works, The Knight with his Hand on his Breast and The Holy Trinity can also be found here. Don’t forget to marvel at the Mozarabic murals of the San Baudelio de Berlanga church and the tapestry cartoons of Goya. Let’s take a look at the various Prado Museum ticket options, timings, highlights, and everything else you need to know.  

Prado Museum Tickets & Tours 

Please keep in mind that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, entry into the museum will be restricted. At the time of booking Prado Museum tickets, visitors can choose their preferred entry timing from the available time slots, which will ensure that social distancing is maintained. You can choose from a number of Prado Museum ticket options like direct entry tickets, guided tour tickets, and timed entry tickets. Let’s take a closer look at these ticket options. 

Prado Museum

Entry Tickets

Explore the largest and most important museum in all of Spain with your Prado Museum entry ticket. With these tickets you can gain direct entry into the museum, without wasting precious time on entry lines. Once inside, there is much to explore, with more than 20,000 artworks by notable artists like Rubens, Bosch, and El Greco.

Prado Museum

Guided Tour Tickets

Visit the iconic Museo Nacional del Prado and discover one of the most visited attractions of the city. Explore the museum with your Prado Museum guided tour ticket. Your expert guide will provide you with detailed explanations about all the major artworks on display, allowing you to make the most of your visit.

Prado Museum

Combo Tickets

Explore two of the most popular tourist attractions- the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace of Madrid. Perfect for those short on time, you can do away with the hassle of waiting in line at both these attractions. Your professional guide will regale you with stories of the Spanish Royal Family, after which you will get to witness one of the finest collections of European art.

Explore Prado Museum Highlights

Housing one of the finest collections of European art in the world, Prado Museum Madrid sees hundreds of visitors every year. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular paintings at the Prado Museum. 

Best Time To Visit Prado Museum 

Since Prado Museum Madrid is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city, it attracts a large number of tourists everyday. In order to beat the crowd, arrive at the museum at 10.00 AM as soon as it opens. If you cannot make it so early, another alternative is to reach between 2.00 PM and 4.00 PM. The museum tends to be empty during these hours, allowing you to explore at your own pace. 

While the free entry hours from  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday to Saturday and from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sundays and holidays may seem tempting, get ready to battle through large crowds. If you wish to make use of the free entry, it is recommended that you arrive at least 45 minutes early. 

Plan Your Visit to Prado Museum | Museo del Prado

Here's everything you need to know about visiting Prado Museum.

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What are the Prado Museum opening times?

Prado Museum opening times are as follows:

Monday to Saturday, from 10 AM to 8 PM
Sundays and holidays, from 10 AM to 7 PM
Monday to Saturday, from 6 PM to 8 PM
Sundays and holidays, from 5 PM to 7 PM
Access to the Museum up to 45 minutes before closing

When is the Prado Museum closed?

The Prado Museum is closed on 1 January, 1 May and 31 December. It will be open for a short time, between 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM on 6 January, 24 and 31 December. 

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Where is the Prado Museum located?

Prado Museum is located in Central Madrid, at Calle de Ruiz de Alarcón. 

What is the Prado Museum address?

Paseo del Prado, s/n, 28014 Madrid, Spain

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How can I reach Prado Museum?

Prado Museum is accessible by both metro and bus. The Atocha station and the Banco de Espana station are the two closest metro stations.

How do I reach Prado Museum by bus?

If you wish to travel by bus, you can take lines 9, 10, 14, 19, 27, 34, 37 or 45.

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How many entrances does Prado Museum Madrid have?

Prado Museum Madrid has 1 entrance- Puerta de Jerónimos.

Which entrance should I use if I have purchased my Prado Museum tickets online?

If you have a Prado Museum online ticket, you can enter via their Puerta de los Jerónimos entrance

Tips & Guidelines

  • You can expect at least 1 hour of waiting in line before you can enter the Prado Museum. To avoid this, invest in a timed entry tickets that will gain you direct entry into the museum. 
  • Keep in mind that photography is strictly prohibited inside the museum. 
  • You can make use of the cloakroom and wheelchair facilities at the Prado Museum.
  • If you wish to commemorate your experience with a souvenir, head over to the Prado Museum souvenir shop. Here's a complete list of Prado Museum tips and guidelines.

Prado Museum Tickets FAQs

Is it safe to visit the Prado Museum post-COVID-19?

To ensure the safety of its visitors, several safety measures and guidelines have been enforced at the Prado Museum.

What are the safety measures and guidelines in place at the Prado Museum?

In light of COVID-19, multiple health and safety measures have been enforced. It is mandatory that visitors wear masks that cover their nose and face throughout their entire visit; they will also be subject to temperature checks by thermal scanners before entry. Individuals are required to enter only during their chosen time slot.

Are Prado Museum tickets available online now?

Yes. You can book your Prado Museum tickets online.

What is the cancelation policy for Prado Museum tickets?

Prado Museum tickets cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled

What are Prado Museum hours post-COVID-19?

Prado Museum hours post-COVID-19 are 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM from Monday to Saturday and 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM on Sundays and public holidays.

When is the Prado Museum closed?

The Prado Museum is closed on 1 January, 1 May and 31 December. It will be open for a short time, between 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM on 6 January, 24 and 31 December.

Where can I enter the Prado Museum?

All visitors, including those who require mobility assistance and those with baby strollers or carriages can enter through the Jerónimos Entrance.

Is Prado Museum wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Prado Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Do I need to book my Prado Museum tickets in advance?

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors are requested to book their tickets at least one day in advance.

Does Prado Museum have Wi-Fi?

The in-house cafe, Cafe Prado offers free and unlimited Wi-Fi to all visitors.

Where is Prado Museum located?

Prado Museum is located in Central Madrid, at Calle de Ruiz de Alarcón. 

Is photography allowed inside Prado Museum?

Photography is strictly prohibited inside Prado Museum. 

What are the different types of Prado Museum tickets available?

Entry tickets, guided tour tickets and combo tickets are some of the most popular types of Prado Museum tickets.