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Museo Nacional del Prado

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Museo Nacional del Prado

One of the world's most important picture galleries.

The architect Juan de Villanueva started building the Prado ("meadow") in Neoclassical style in 1785 on the orders of Carlos III. The building contains works from the 12th to 19th centuries, with the main focus being on Spanish painting. The Prado has the world's most extensive collection of works by El Greco (1541-1614), Velázquez (1599-1660) and Goya (1746-1828), as well as works by Velázquez' contemporaries José de Ribera, Francisco de Zurbarán and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. There are also outstanding works by the Flemish painters Hieronymus Bosch, Rubens and Brueghel, the Germans Dürer and Cranach, the Italians Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto and Caravaggio, as well as hundreds of other painters. The drama of a museum such as the Prado lies in its size, the sheer quantity of art which competes for the visitor's attention. The Prado possesses more than 7,500 works, of which one-third are on display. What the first-time visitor needs is orientation. You can simply drift throu...

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  • Ir a Madrid y no dedicar un mínimo de un día para disfrutar del Museo del Prado es haber desaprovechado el viaje.
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  • super un vrai régal
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  • Massive museum, part of a multi-museum complex. I opted for just the basic ticket and wasn't disappointed. The Prado has a great collection, including The Garden of Earthy Delights by Hieronymous Bosch.
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  • IMPERDIBLE
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  • A not-to-be-missed museum, this place hosts some very well-known pieces of art, including Velazquez's Las Meninas, Fra Angelico's Annunciation, Bosch's creepy triptych: the Garden of Earthly Delights, and a bunch of stuff from Goya.
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    Very good
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    The best art gallery in the world...?
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    Very huge museum, you need at least 4 hours to watch all the art work very quickly. Don’t miss the Bowel pain of Crespi. Ideal for the classic painting art lovers.
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  • Be aware this place is closed on Mondays…
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    Those who can not cope with old ham, should rather visit the Reina Sofia of Modern Art, or the Museo del Jamon, for fresh ham and beer.
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    One of the best museums in the world!
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    A paradise for fans of painting: You can easily spend several days here without seeing a painting twice. If you are in a hurry, focus on an epoch or an artist. My favorite: Caravaggio.
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    Prado Museum is one of the most important art galleries of the world and is located in Madrid. Here you can find the best works of Italian, Spanish and Flemish artists such as Sandro Botticelli, Caravaggio, El Greco, Artemisia Gentileschi, Francisco Goya, Andrea Mantegna, Rembrandt, Pieter Paul Rubens and Diego Velázquez.
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    A must-see in Madrid! Free Admission Tues-Sat from 6pm and Sun from 5pm
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