Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado

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 museum

Worldwide 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addition to the thousands of paintings and sculptures on display, the building exhibits prints, drawings and important historical documents.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.

Plan your visit

The Museo Nacional 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. If you are staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado, you will be only a stone's throw from this magnificent attraction and several other art galleries, including the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Museo Reina Sofía.