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 the city on the Golden Triangle of Art and houses paintings and sculptures from the 12th to 19th century.
Make a trip to the museum during your next stay in the Spanish capital and be amazed by the beauty and scale of the collections inside and get an unforgettable glimpse into Spanish and European art.
Explore Madrid's most famous museumWorldwide 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addition to the thousands of paintings and sculptures on display, the building exhibits prints, drawings and important historical documents. Revered Spanish painter Velázquez influenced 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.
Situated on the leafy, tree-lined Paseo del Prado, the museum can be found close to the center of Madrid in one of the city's most stunning neighborhoods. 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.