Paseo del Prado, Madrid
The sunny tree-lined Paseo del Prado is one of Madrid's main boulevards, connecting the Plaza de Cibeles with Plaza del Emperador Carlos V near Atocha train station. Take a leisurely afternoon stroll along the pleasant Paseo del Prado and stop off along the way at some of Spain's best art galleries.
Enjoy a walk down the Paseo del Prado
The Paseo del Prado is home to the 'Golden Triangle of Art', which encompasses three important museums: enjoy the greatest of Spain at the Museo del Prado, European delights at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, post-modern displays at CaixaForum and contemporary art at the Reina Sofia Museum.
Walking down the Paseo del Prado, visitors will find several beautiful, sparkling fountains, yet the crowning glory must be the Fuente de Neptuno, or 'Fountain of Neptune', at the Plaza de Canovas del Castillo. Depicting the sea god Neptune rising from the ocean, the spectacular fountain is a must-see during your stay in Madrid.
Nearby the Paseo del Prado, you will find the sprawling greenery of the Parque del Buen Retiro, where rowboats can be hired to take out on the tranquil man-made lake.
Staying on Paseo del Prado in Madrid
When looking for Madrid accommodation, look no further than the Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado - located halfway down the Paseo del Prado and within easy travelling distance of many city centre attractions.
The hotel on the Paseo del Prado lies in one of the most vibrant and upmarket neighbourhoods, or barrios in Spanish, of Madrid. Atocha train station, the city's central rail hub, is only a short walk from the Paseo del Prado, while metro station Anton Martin also lies close and will take you across the city.