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Prado Museum

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  • Velázquez door © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    Velázquez door © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

  • Room housing the Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez masterpiece, 'Las Meninas', 1656 © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    Room housing the Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez masterpiece, 'Las Meninas', 1656 © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

  • Jerónimos building © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    Jerónimos building © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

  • Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 'The 3rd of May, 1808, or The Executions on Príncipe Pío hill', 1814 © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 'The 3rd of May, 1808, or The Executions on Príncipe Pío hill', 1814 © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

  • Interior of the central gallery in the Villanueva building © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    Interior of the central gallery in the Villanueva building © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

  • Roger van der Weyden, 'The Descent from the Cross', 1435. Detail © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    Roger van der Weyden, 'The Descent from the Cross', 1435. Detail © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

  

Category

Fine Arts

Owner

State
Paseo del Prado, s/n
28014 Madrid
Madrid

Telephone+34 913302800 - +34 902107077

Fax+34 913302856

E-mailmuseo.nacional@museodelprado.es

Websitehttp://www.museodelprado.es

Temporary exhibitions

A museum of masterpieces

Inaugurated in 1819, the Prado Museum has one of the world’s finest painting collections. Thanks to the high quality of the collections and the magnificent representation of many of the most important artists in the history of painting, the Prado Museum is often considered "a museum of masterpieces".

A museum where visitors can admire the world’s most complete collections of works by Titian, Velázquez, Ribera, Murillo, Goya, Rubens, Hieronymus Bosch and El Greco, and an exhaustive view of the Spanish school of the Modern Age, from the 16th century masters to Sorolla. The museum also has a fine collection of 16th century Venetian paintings, with masterpieces by Tintoretto and Veronese, Flemish paintings from the 15th century (Van der Weyden, Memling, etc.) and 16th century (Van Dyck, Rubens, Jordaens, etc.), 17th century French classicists, Italian Baroque painting and Roman sculptures. It is an essential place for art lovers and one of the most internationally renowned Spanish cultural institutions.

Essential works

  • ‘The Hay Cart’ © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    The Hay Wain

    Triptych by Bosch dedicated to the theme of sin.

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  • 'Adoration of the Magi' © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    Adoration of the Magi

    Masterpiece of Rubens, the most important Flemish school painter in the 17th century, and which stands out because of its magnificent Baroque details and its lively and theatrical nature.

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  • ‘The Adoration of the Shepherds’ © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    Adoration of the Shepherds

    This is one of El Greco’s most important later works.

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  • 'Adoration of the Magi' © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    Adoration of the Magi

    The work stands out because it looks real and because of the lifelike expressions of the protagonists in their faces, and the rich gestures of the hands.

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  • ‘Agnus Dei’ © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    Agnus Dei

    It is remarkable for its simplicity, the sensation of quietude it transmits and the astonishing naturalism of the image. It belongs to the period of Zurbarán’s artistic maturity.

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  • 'The Apparition of Saint Peter to Saint Peter Nolasco' © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    The Apparition of the Apostle Saint Peter to Saint Peter Nolasco

    The artist shows his skill here in producing simple compositions centring on the study of expression, the reproduction of textures and the interplay of whites and greys.

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  • ‘Saint Dominic presides over an Auto da Fe’ © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    Saint Dominic presides over an Auto da Fe

    Berruguete’s work is remarkable for its modernity, as demonstrated by the arrangement of the stage, and his skill at pictorial narration.

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  • ‘Self-portrait’ © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    Self-portrait

    Self-portrait of Titian wearing the Golden Chain of Knighthood, awarded by the Emperor Charles V. The portrait used to belong to Rubens.

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  • ‘Self-portrait’ © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    Self-portrait

    Dürer painted himself elegantly to show off his social status and move away from the status of artisan which is what painters were considered then.

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  • 'Still life with artichokes, flowers and glass vessels' © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    Still life with Artichokes, Flowers and Glass Vessels

    This is one of the most elegant still lifes of this period from the painter.

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Temporary exhibitions

  • The exhibition in a room © Museo Nacional del Prado

    El Greco and Modern Painting

    El Greco's work and his influence on 19th and 20th century painting with a wide selection of works by artists such as Picasso, Cézanne, Pollock and El Greco himself.

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  • Anima dannata. Gian Lorenzo Bernini. White marble 40x29x25 cm. 1619. Rome, Embassy of Spain in Vatican City, Holy See © Carolina Marconi

    Bernini's "animas". Art in Rome for Spanish Court

    The first exhibition in Spain on Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a sculptor, architect and painter.

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  • Couple with Parasol on the Boulevard. Francisco de Goya. Brush, Indian ink wash, and scraper; retouched with brush and irongall ink; laid ivory paper, 221 x 134 mm. 1795 - 1797. Hamburg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kupferstichkabinett

    Exhibition: Spanish drawings in the Hamburger Kunsthalle: Cano, Murillo and Goya.

    The Prado Museum in Madrid has brought together for the first time almost half the drawings in the collection of the Kunsthalle in Hamburg, which has one of the most important holdings of Spanish drawings outside Spain.

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  • The Pottery Vendor. Francisco de Goya. Oil on canvas, 259 cm x 220 cm. 1778, Madrid ©Museo Nacional del Prado

    Exhibition: Goya's tapestry cartoons in the context of court painting

    The famous Spanish painter Francisco de Goya is the main protagonist of this show in the Prado Museum.

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Come and visit

Timetables

Monday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Public holidays

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Closed: 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.

Jan 06

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Dec 24

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Dec 31

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Rates

General: €14

Reduced: €7

Groups: €14

Free admission: Monday-Saturday: 6-8pm; Sundays and public holidays: 5-7pm, unemployed persons, disabled persons, staff of state museums belonging to the Ministry of Culture, official tourist guides, journalists, teaching staff, ICOM members (International Council of Museums) and associations, large families, students aged between 18 and 25, under 18s; and on 19 November and 18 May.
 

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