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All You Need to Know About the Prado Museum Hours Before Your Visit

Today

Open 10 AM - 8 PM

Prado Museum

Jan 7 TO Oct 11 Timings

Days (Jan 7 TO Oct 11)

TIMINGS
Monday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday (Today)10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Oct 12 TO Oct 12 Timings

Days (Oct 12 TO Oct 12)

TIMINGS
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
Thursday2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Oct 13 TO Dec 23 Timings

Days (Oct 13 TO Dec 23)

TIMINGS
Monday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Dec 24 TO Dec 24 Timings

Days (Dec 24 TO Dec 24)

TIMINGS
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
Sunday10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Dec 25 TO Dec 30 Timings

Days (Dec 25 TO Dec 30)

TIMINGS
Monday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Dec 31 TO Dec 31 Timings

Days (Dec 31 TO Dec 31)

TIMINGS
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
Sunday10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Jan 1 TO Jan 5 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Jan 5)

TIMINGS
Monday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Jan 6 TO Jan 6 Timings

Days (Jan 6 TO Jan 6)

TIMINGS
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
Saturday10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SundayClosed
Prado Museum Hours
  • The Prado Museum is open Monday to Saturday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • On Sundays and holidays, the museum opens from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • On January 6th, December 3rd, and December 24th, the museum opens from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • The museum is closed on January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.
  • Weekdays at 10:00 AM is the best time to visit to avoid long queues and crowds.
  • It takes 4 hours to tour the museum and can take up to 2 hours to enter the museum without a pre-booked ticket.



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Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain is one of the finest art museums in the world. The museum houses nearly 20,000 works of art, including 7,600 paintings. Prado Museum is known to house the biggest collection of European art featuring artists like Francisco Goya, El Greco, Peter Paul Rubens, and Titian. Read on to know the Prado Museum hours and the best time to visit.

Prado Museum hours

Prado Museum Hours

What is the best time to visit Prado Museum?

Prado Museum Hours
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How long should I spend at Prado Museum?

Prado Museum

1-2 hours

If you're short on time, focus on the museum's highlights. Spend an hour or two exploring key masterpieces like Velázquez's "Las Meninas," Goya's "The Third of May 1808," and Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights." This brief visit allows you to appreciate some of the most renowned works in the collection.

Prado Museum

3-4 hours

For a more comprehensive experience, allocate at least half a day to the Prado. With 3 to 4 hours, you can explore additional sections and delve into the diverse array of paintings by artists like Titian, Rubens, and El Greco. This extended visit provides a richer understanding of the museum's extensive collection.

Prado Museum

Entire day

Art enthusiasts and those with a keen interest in art history may consider dedicating a full day or more to the Prado. This allows for a leisurely exploration of all sections, including the museum's various floors and wings. Take your time to appreciate the detailed brushwork of individual paintings and discover lesser-known gems within the collection. Keep in mind that the Prado is extensive, so attempting to see everything in one visit may be overwhelming.

Frequently asked questions about Prado Museum hours

What are the Prado Museum hours?

The Prado Museum hours are from Monday to Saturday between 10 AM to 8 PM and on Sundays and public holidays from 10 AM to 7 PM.

Is the Prado Museum open every day?

The Prado Museum is open throughout the year except on January 1, May 1, and December 25.

When is the Prado Museum closed?

Prado Museum is closed on January 1, May 1, and December 25.

How long should I spend at the Prado Museum?

We recommend spending between 2 to 4 hours at the Prado Museum.

What is the best time to visit the Prado Museum?

The best time to visit Prado Museum is when the Museum opens at 10 AM. You can also visit the Prado Museum without crowds between 2 PM and 4 PM on weekdays.

Can I visit the Prado Museum for free?

Yes, you can explore the Prado Museum for free from Monday to Saturday between 6 PM to 8 PM and on Sundays and public holidays from 5 PM to 7 PM.

Is the Prado Museum open on public holidays?

Yes, Prado Museum is open on public holidays from 10 AM to 7 PM.

Should I visit the Prado Museum on a public holiday?

Prado Museum is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Madrid. You can visit the museum on a public holiday but bear in mind that there will be large crowds and long queues.

What are the Prado Museum hours for exhibitions?

The Prado Museum hours for exhibitions vary.