Masterpieces On Display
The Prado National Museum opened in 1819 and is one of the top cultural sites in Madrid. The building itself is very impressive and displays stunning architecture. The museum holds famous works of art by European masters such as Velázquez, Goya, Raphael, Rubens and Bosch.
Over 7.600 paintings
With so many paintings and sculptures, it’s impossible to see them all in one go. For anyone pressed for time, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and decide what rooms to visit beforehand. Maps are available to help navigate the four floors of this vast building. Focusing on a few paintings or sculptures will make the experience more enjoyable.
Some of the most famous paintings on display include “Las Meninas” by Velázquez and “Garden of Delights” by Bosch. The Prado Museum also houses the largest collection of Spanish paintings in the world. For those interested in a quick visit, entrance is free during the last opening hours of the evening. It is also possible to book tickets ahead to avoid queues.