Prado Museum is the national art museum of Spain, located in the capital city of Madrid. It was established in 1819 and is considered to have one of the finest collections of European art in the world, it is based on the Spanish Royal Collection and dates from the 12th century to the 20th century. The museum has a collection of around 20,000 pieces of art but only displays around 1,300 of which are paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures.
The closest subway station to the museum is the ‘Atocha’ stop on line 1. The closest train station is ‘Puerta de Atocha’, which is a 5-minute walk away from the museum. If travelling by bus, get on the 10, 14, 27, 34, 37 or 45 to the ‘Neptuno’ stop.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum is one of the city's most visited sights, so is normally very busy. The museum is 15 euros to access for adults, with children allowed access for free. It operates on the hours of 10am-8pm Monday to Saturday and 10am-7pm on Sundays, with the last admission 30 minutes before closing. The museum hosts temporary exhibits and an extra admission price does sometimes exist on these exhibits. The museum also has audio guides at an extra cost. A cafe and locker service are both in operation in the museum if you want to get refreshments or leave belongings before you tour the museum. The museum advises visitors to familiarise themselves with the rules before touring.