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.
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.