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Prado Museum | Where 200 years of history comes alive through art

Originally a scientific hub, the Prado Museum, established on November 10, 1819, evolved into a haven for royal paintings and iconic artworks like The Holy Trinity. It proudly houses Spanish masterpieces by Juan de Juanes, Bartolomé Bermejo, and El Greco. Visitors can explore Goya's tapestry cartoons and remarkable Mozarabic murals. Discover ticket details, timings, and highlights on the Prado Museum page.

Things to know before booking your tickets to Prado Museum

  • Access to temporary exhibitions is included with museum entrance during free hours.
  • Group visits require tickets purchased at least 24 hours in advance (72 hours for private visits from 9 am to 10 am).
  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Photography and recording are not allowed, and eating/drinking is only permitted in designated areas.
  • Limited cloakroom capacity; plan accordingly.
  • Arriving early (10 am) with advance tickets allows you to beat the crowds, especially during the lunchtime lull (2-5 pm).
  • The Prado is free from 6-8 pm (Mon-Sat) and 5-7 pm (Sun & holidays), but be cautious of long lines forming well in advance. Visiting during these hours may not always be the most pleasant experience.

Which Prado Museum Ticket is best for you?

Prado Museum Audioguide

Skip the line entry tickets

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Guide: Audioguide (optional)
  • These tickets are the most affordable option and provide skip-the-line access to the Prado Museum. You can choose between flexible or timed entry, and you can also purchase an audio guide to learn more about the museum's collection.

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Guided tours

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the majestic Royal Palace of Madrid, accompanied by an expert guide who will take you through the official dwelling of the Spanish Royal Family.

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Combo Tours

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Plan your visit to Prado Museum | Museo del Prado

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

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Prado Museum opening hours

Prado Museum opening times are as follows:

  • Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 8 PM Sun & Holidays: 10 AM - 7 PM
  • Free Access: Mon-Sat: 6-8 PM Sun & Holidays: 5-7 PM
  • Entry up to 45 minutes before closing.
  • 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.
  • Beat the crowds at the Prado Museum by arriving early (10am) or during the lunchtime lull (2-4pm).

  • Prado Museum is located in central Madrid, Spain and is part of the Golden Triangle of Art.
  • Address: C. de Ruiz de Alarcón, 23, 28014 Madrid, Spain | Find on Map
  • Cibeles is the nearest bus stop to the Prado Museum in Madrid. You can board bus numbers E1, N2 and N3 to get there.
  • you can also take a metro to Estación del Arte (Line 1) or Banco de España (Line 2), which are about half a mile from the museum.
prado museum entrances

The Prado Museum has five entrances: Puerta de Goya Baja, Puerta de Goya Alta, Puerta de Velázquez, Puerta de los Jerónimos, and Puerta de Murillo.

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  • Lamucca de Prado is a casual restaurant with a modern, urban vibe. The menu features a variety of Spanish and international dishes, including tapas, salads, sandwiches, and pasta. The restaurant has a lively atmosphere and is a popular spot for both locals and tourists.
  • Restaurante Prado is a more traditional Spanish restaurant that serves classic dishes like paella, gazpacho, and cocido madrileño. The restaurant has a cosy atmosphere and is a great place to experience authentic Spanish cuisine.
  • La Tapería del Prado is a tapas bar with a wide selection of small plates to choose from. The tapas are fresh and flavorful, and the prices are reasonable. The bar is a great place to sample some of the best of Spanish cuisine.
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  • Cloakroom: You can store your coats and personal belongings in the cloakroom for free.
  • Spaces with benches: There are several spaces throughout the museum where you can take a break and rest.
  • Adapted restrooms, accessible lifts, ramps, and platforms: The museum is accessible to visitors with disabilities.
  • Auditorium and displays equipped with magnetic induction loop: The museum's auditorium and displays are equipped with a magnetic induction loop for visitors with hearing impairments.
  • Wheelchair loan: You can borrow wheelchairs from the cloakroom.
  • Guide dogs are welcome: Guide dogs are welcome in the museum.
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  • Retiro Park: Adjacent to the Prado Museum, Retiro Park offers a serene escape from the city with a lake, gardens, Alfonso XII monument, and the Crystal Palace. Activities include boat rentals, biking, and picnics.
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: Near the Prado, it showcases 1,600+ artworks from the 13th to the 20th centuries by renowned artists like Picasso, Van Gogh, and Monet.
  • CaixaForum Madrid: Housed in a former power station, it hosts diverse cultural events, exhibitions, and a permanent art collection featuring Picasso, Miró, and Tàpies.
  • Royal Palace of Madrid: One of the world's grandest palaces and the official residence of the Spanish royal family. Open to the public, it displays opulent staterooms, a royal art collection, and beautiful gardens.
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  • 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 ticket 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 rules and regulations.

Frequently asked questions about Prado Museum tickets

Are Prado Museum tickets available online?

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

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.

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.