Prado Museum Madrid

About Prado Museum Madrid

The Museo Nacional del Prado or Prado Museum, with its extensive catalog of artworks is one of the most visited attractions in Madrid. More than 3 million visitors flock to this museum to witness numerous Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces. Spread across four floors, the Prado Museum Madrid is home to more than 7,500 paintings, 8,000 drawings, and 1000 sculptures. 

prado museum madrid
prado museum madrid

Architecture

It was in 1819 that the Prado Museum Madrid replaced the Natural History Cabinet. Over the years, the building underwent numerous expansions to accommodate its growing collection of artworks. 

In 2007, architect Rafael Moneo designed a new building near the Jerónimos cloister, which is considered to be the most important expansion in the museum’s history. Currently, the Prado Museum Madrid is made up of several buildings - the Villanueva building, the Jerónimos Cloister, the Casón del Buen Retiro, the administrative building, and the Hall of Kingdoms. 

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Prado Museum Guided Tour

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

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Combo Ticket: Royal Palace of Madrid with Prado Museum

Duration: 5 hr.
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Madrid’s Prado Museum and El Retiro Park Guided Tour

Duration: 4 hr. 30 min. - 8 hr.
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