18. Visit one of the best Museum of the world


If you are in Madrid, there is no excuse to miss the Prado Museum. One of my favorite places in the world so far, a peacefull, full of history and obviously full of art, thanks to the spanish royals that collected all the amazing paintings and scultures of great artists.

 The building itself is a work of art, a beautifull 18th century Neo Classical building.

Go along through the eponymous street, El Paseo del Prado, to start getting the artistic vibe.

El Prado Museum

Once You get to the museum, You´ll be amaze by Tiziano, Velázquez, Rembrant, El Greco, Goya, Zurbarán, Durero, Van der Weyden (El descendimiento de la cruz, is just breathtaking), Ribera, Caravaggio, Tintoretto, Rafael, Murillo and Rubens.

I never though I was going to be just centimeters away from Las Meninas de Velazques, I always imagine there will be like a lot of security around the paintings and you have to be at least ten feet away.

El Prado Museum Masterpieces

This Museum is enormous, I spend almost 4 hours and only got to apreciate the masterpieces (50). It’s worth picking up a free map when you arrive, they include the must see masterpieces and a floor plan (thanks to my hubby´s recomendation and also for being such a perfect tourist guide).

Tips

  1. ¿Wanna save a few euros? If you are also planning to visit, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofia National Museum Art Centre buy the Paseo del Prado Ticket (around 14.40 €)
  2. No, you are not allowed to take pictures
  3. If you stay close to groups you may be able to over hear some information about the paintings
  4. Buy a souvenir at the Prado shop
  5. Buy the General admission + the Official Guide (23 €)
  6. Read in advance about the artista, here is the oficial site https://www.museodelprado.es/en
  7. Spend most of your time contemplating Las Meninas, one of the most enigmatic Velasquez’s works
  8. The hours of maximum influx of visitors is from 11.00 to 13.30
  9. If you carry larger bags there is a Cloakroom
  10. Download the floor plan and masterpieces here http://goo.gl/oQ2R0v

La Guía del PradoMuseum El Prado ticket, souvenir and floor map

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2 thoughts on “18. Visit one of the best Museum of the world

  1. Que belleza, en tus escritos no se menciona la razón por la que pudiste ver las obras maestras….. ta bueno pues, no volverás a tener guía turístico!!!

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