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The Prado Museum in Madrid Spain

The Prado Museum in Madrid Spain - in Spanish "Museo del Prado"


Las Meninas - Velázquez

Las Meninas - Velázquez

The Prado Museum is a museum and art gallery located in Madrid. It features one of the world's finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculpture, it also contains important collections of more than 5,000 drawings, 2,000 prints, 1,000 coins and medals, and almost 2,000 decorative objects and works of art. Sculpture is represented by more than 700 works and by a smaller number of sculptural fragments. It is one of the most visited sites in Madrid.


With about 1,300 paintings on display in the museum, the museum's world class status is secured. The Prado has easily the world's finest collection of Spanish painting, with large numbers of the finest works of Diego Velázquez and Francisco Goya, as well El Greco, Bartolomé Estéban Murillo, Jusepe de Ribera, Francisco de Zurbarán, and most other leading Spanish old masters. There are also large groups of important works by the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch (a personal favorite of King Philip II of Spain), Titian, Peter Paul Rubens, Raphael, and Joachim Patiner. Fine examples of the works of Andrea Mantegna, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Guido Reni, Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Orazio Gentileschi, Artemisia Gentileschi, Veronese, Hans Baldung Grien, Fra Angelico, Antonello da Messina, Van der Weyden, Nicolas Poussin, Claude Gellée, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Lawrence, and many other notable artists are also on display in the museum.
The best known work on display at the Prado is Las Meninas by Velázquez. Velázquez not only provided the Prado with his own works, but his keen eye and sensibility was also responsible for bringing much of the museum's fine collection of Italian masters to Spain.

Last comment

The Evacuation.....painting
Unknown (27 May 2015 - 10:45)
Dear Sir/Madam,
last year I visited the Prada Museum and was taken by a painting called The Evacuation. Could you please pass on some information about it and who the artist was. My email address is:
Thank you,
Terry Giblett,
Traralgon, Australia.


The Prado Museum in Madrid Spain

Address : Calle Ruiz de Alarcón, 23
Zip code : 28014
City : Madrid - Spain
Area : Centro
Email :
Website : Museo Nacional del Prado - Madrid
Opening hours : From 9am to 8pm: Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays.From 9am to 2pm: 24 December, 31 December and 6 January./ Closed:Mondays (including Mondays which are public holidays), 25 December, 1 January, Good Friday and 1 May.
Prices : General entrance tickets: €6 Reduced price entry: €3 (proof required)/Free entry: Tuesday to Saturday 6 to 8 pm and Every Sunday 5 to 8 pm
Phone : +34 91 330 2800
Metro/Bus : Metro: Banco de España , Atocha stations/ Bus: 9, 10, 14, 19, 27, 34, 37, 45



Your comments : Prado Museum Madrid

The Evacuation.....painting
- Unknown
(27 May 2015 - 10:45)
Dear Sir/Madam,
last year I visited the Prada Museum and was taken by a painting called The Evacuation. Could you please pass on some information about it and who the artist was. My email address is:
Thank you,
Terry Giblett,
Traralgon, Australia.
- jimmy lenderman
(18 Nov 2014 - 21:45)
I really need to somehow get in touch with someone about a painting that I have it is by Velazques called "The maid of Honor" it says on the back it is from The Prado Museum plate 19 my e-mail address is Would love to hear from someone soon I have had this painting for about 40 years and would love to know what it is worth.
la maja desnuda
- goya
(2 Sep 2014 - 09:30)
como puedo pedir una copia de la Maja Desnuda de Goya?
Art of Europe
- Renoir pictures...
(22 Mar 2012 - 09:45)
lots of interesting artists here. luv,patricia
peinture du peintre " PINTO"
(22 Feb 2012 - 09:30)
Bonjour , je possède un tableau signé "PINTO" je demeure au Qébec,Canada

ètes vous en mesure de me dire ou je peut faire évaluer ce tableau

à voir en cette fin d'année
- touriste
(13 Dec 2010 - 11:00)
au Prado en ce moment cette expo superbe sur Renoir: Pasión por Renoir. La colección del Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
- james
(26 Nov 2010 - 12:45)
Just seeing the Prado, what a museum!! love spanish masters
- Eliuth
(1 Aug 2010 - 09:30)
Hola e leido mucho sobre este museo, la verdad me interese en el porque por casualidad me encontre con un portafolio de filminas de algunas pinturas de Velasquez... que tienen el nombre del museo y algunos codigos, creo que han de ser importantes para la coleccion de este pintor y me gustaria que alguien se comunicara con migo para saber que puedo hacer para entregarlas.
Eliuth Rodriguez
great experience
- james
(8 Jul 2010 - 14:45)
Visiting the Prado is really a great experience. Love this beautiful museum.!
On ne se lasse pas du Prado
- juka
(14 Jun 2010 - 11:15)
quel musée extraordinaire.. enfin quelles collections merveilleuses.. le musée en lui même n'a rien de dingue.. mais quelle richesse... La visite du musée du Prado est "LA" visite à faire si vous ne restez que peu de temps à Madrid
En ce moment le tableau "Vue et Plan de Tolède" est visible au Prado.. exceptionnel!
- Ladislas
(8 Jun 2010 - 14:45)
A signaler cette expo qui commence en ce moment au Musée du Prado
Instalación temporal: Vista y plano de Toledo de El Greco... c'est à dire ce magnifique tableau "Vue et Plan de Tolède"... une merveille!!
du 02 de Junio de 2009 - 01 de Noviembre de 2010
Prado Museum Exhibits Tapestry Series
- frank
(1 Jun 2010 - 13:30)
The Museo del Prado is from today (1st of June 2010) exhibiting the eight mythological tapestries that comprise the only complete surviving example of this series on the loves of Mercury and Herse, one of the 246 tales recounted in the 15 books of Ovid’s great poem known as the Metamorphoses. For the first time since their dispersion in the early 20th century, the exhibition reunites these eight tapestry panels by Willem de Pannemaker, tapestry-maker and supplier to the royal courts of the Flemish Renaissance. The exhibition reconstructs the iconographic sequence of Ovid’s tale of the loves of Mercury and Herse, reuniting the eight tapestries on this story made by Pannemaker.
Priority access with cultura card
- brice
(31 May 2010 - 13:45)
To visit the Prado it's better to have the Madrid Cultura Card, a kind of pass, that gives you a priority access to Prado Museum.. good to know..
Loved every minute of it.
- mick
(30 May 2010 - 18:30)
Spent 2 days at The Prado Art Museum in Madrid Spain. what a journey!!
le plus beau musée d'Espagne
- nev
(18 May 2010 - 14:30)
Le Prado!! quel musée! vraiment passionnant. il faut au moins prendre deux jours pour le visiter sinon c'est trop rapide...

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