Prado Museum Tickets

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Opening hours

Monday to Saturday, 10am to 8pm

Sunday and public holidays, 10am to 7pm

Closed 1 January, 1 May, 25 December.

6 January, 24th and 31st December, 10am to 2pm.

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

Galleries cleared 10 minutes before closing time.

How to get there

Paseo del Prado, s/n, 28014 Madrid, Spain

The easiest way to get to the Prado Museum is on the underground. The nearest station is Banco de España (Line 2) and a little further away is the Atocha Station on Line 1. There is a bus stop on Paseo del Prado right outside the museum served by bus lines 10, 14, 27, 34, 37 and 45. There are also private car parks within a short walk of the Prado Museum, or you can borrow one of the city


How much time should I set aside to visit the Prado Museum?
The Prado is one of Europe
Can I take a guided tour?
The best way of getting a guided tour of the Prado Museum is by picking up an audio guide at the ticket office. Commentary is available in 13 different languages including English, and there are special audio tours for children between 5 and 12. Staff working in the galleries will also be able to give basic information about art works and sculpture. Guided tours with a museum guide are only available for group visits and should be booked in advance.
Is there a restaurant or cafe?
There is a cafe on the ground floor of the Prado Museum, adjacent to the gift shop. It serves snacks and light meals such as sandwiches and salads. Visitors are not allowed to eat or drink in the galleries but if you are planning a picnic the open spaces of the Retiro Park are just outside.
Are there any rules I should know about?
Visitors to the Prado Museum pass through airport style security before being allowed into the galleries and anyone carrying large bags or backpacks will be asked to leave them in the lockers provided. Photography in the galleries is also not allowed, but the gift shop stocks a wide range of images of the most popular works.
How do I find out about temporary exhibitions?
In addition to the extensive permanent collection, the Prado also showcases work from different eras in regular temporary exhibitions. Tickets for these are bought separately and full details about current and upcoming exhibitions are listed on the museum


Las Meninas
If you only have time for a whistle-stop tour of the Prado Museum the one painting you must see is Las Meninas, painted in 1656 by Diego Velásquez. It
The Garden of Earthly Delights
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Evening Visits
The Prado has some of the longest opening hours of any European museum and visitors can arrive as late as 7pm before the galleries close at 8pm. This is a great time of day to visit, after school parties and bus groups have left. If you arrive within two hours of the advertised close admission to the main collection is free but charges still apply for temporary exhibitions.

Places nearby

Retiro Park
The huge open space of El Retiro park is right next door to the Prado Museum. It
Retiro Park

Retiro Park

Plaza Mayor
Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor

Gran Via
Gran Via

Gran Via