Museo del Prado
Madrid's Museo del Prado houses one of the most impressive collections of European art in Europe, if not the world. The world-famous museum can be found in the heart of Madrid and houses paintings and sculptures from the 12th to 19th century.
Considered to be one of the greatest art galleries in the world, the Museo del Prado features the single best collection of Spanish artwork from masters such as Velázquez, Francisco de Goya, Titian, Rubens and Bosch. In addition to the thousands of paintings and sculptures on display, the Museo del Prado also exhibits prints, drawings and important historical documents.
Explore the Museo del Prado
Situated on the leafy, tree-lined Paseo del Prado, the Museo del Prado can be found close to the centre of Madrid in one of the city's most stunning neighbourhoods. Originally built on the orders of Charles III in 1785 and designed by architect Juan de Villanueva, the museum was built on a meadow or 'prado', from which it takes its name.
Revered Spanish painter Velázquez had much input into the Museo del Prado's installations, introducing Italian masters to the collection. Today, his bronze statue sits among several others at the grand promenade entrance to the Museo del Prado.
Visit the Museo del Prado
The Museo del Prado is open from Monday to Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sundays 10am to 7pm. The closest metro stations are Atocha, Plaza de Cibeles and Banco de España.
The high class Radisson Blu Hotel in Madrid Prado is a stone's throw from the Museo del Prado and several other art galleries, including the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Museo Reina Sofía. Visit the Museo del Prado during your stay at the hotel and get an unforgettable glimpse into Spanish and European art.
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