InFocus: Museo Nacional del Prado [Madrid, Spain]

Museo Nacional del Prado is Spain‘s national art gallery and features one of the world’s finest collections of European art. The collection is, put simply, huge; numbering around 7,600 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 4,800 prints and 8,200 drawings and is one the most visited art galleries in the world and is an absolute must for art-lovers everywhere.

The Goya Gate and ticket office of the Museo Nacional del Prado - Madrid, Spain (108)

Constructed in the early 19th century the museum houses works by some of Spain’s most famous painters including Francisco de Goya, Diego Velázquez and El Greco as well as works by foreign masters such as Titian, Hieronymus Bosch and Peter Paul Rubens.

Madrid, Spain (104) The Three Ages of Man and Death by Hans Baldung Grien, Museo Nacional del Prado

Amongst the most famous pieces in the museum are El Greco’s The Nobleman with his Hand on his Chest, Velázquez’s , Las Meninas, or The Family of Felipe IV, Goya’s The Third of May 1808 in Madrid: the executions on Principe Pio hill and Raphael’s The Cardinal, all instantly recognisable and lauded the world over.

The Cardinal by Raphael, taken at the Prado National Museum - Madrid, Spain (101)

Opening Times: Mon – Sat: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Price: Standard Ticket: 14 €, Pensioners 7 €, Students & Children: Free, Mon – Sat: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Free, Sun: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Free
Map of Museo Nacional del Prado

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written by: Jon



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3 Responses to InFocus: Museo Nacional del Prado [Madrid, Spain]

  1. Added to my ever-growing list!

  2. agnesstramp says:

    I’m a big fan of museums, churches and Spanish architecture in general. If I ever make it to Madrid, I’m gonna add this museum to my list ! :). Greetings from China :)x

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