Tickets to the Museo del Prado

About Museo del Prado

The Prado Museum is open daily from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, except on Sundays and holidays when it is open until 7:00 PM.

The museum is closed on January 1, May 1, and December 25. Opening hours are limited on January 6, December 24 and 31, and the museum is open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

You can enjoy quiet time at the Prado Museum and avoid crowds if you arrive right after the opening or after 3:00 PM.

Set aside at least two hours to explore the museum's collection and temporary exhibitions.

  • Discover Spanish art

The Prado Museum is famous for its outstanding collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and decorative arts representing Spanish art's history. Three routes by the Prado Museum will let you make the most of your visit and discover art history from the Romanesque to the 19th century.

  • Admire famous masterpieces

Get inspired by the must-see works of the European masters. See Las Meninas by Velázquez, Nobleman with his Hand on his Chest by El Greco, The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch, The Cardinal by Raphael, Self Portrait by Dürer, and other legendary pieces.

The Prado Museum is located at Paseo del Prado in the center of Madrid.

The nearest subway stations are Estación del Arte and Banco de España where the lines L1 and L2 stop.

If you plan to get to the museum by bus, there are four closest stops: Museo del Prado - Jardín Botánico, Alfonso XII - Jardín Botánico, Prado - Atocha, and Cibeles for Routes 001, 10, 14, 27, 34, 37, 45, and CO3.

Parking is available at the Plaza de las Cortes and Montalbán lots.

Immerse yourself in art history and discover the masterpieces from the museum's collection with the self-guided audio tour Prado Museum: The Best of the Collection. The local tour guide will lead you through the main routes of the museum and its highlights. Enjoy easy navigation and save time on booking — tickets are already included in the in-app audio tour.

General admission to the Prado Museum is €15. Tickets cost €7.50 per person for seniors over 65, Youth cardholders, and large family members.

The museum guarantees free admission to people under 18, students aged 18-25, arts degree students over 25, people with disabilities (level 33% and higher), large families, unemployed people, teaching staff, official tour guides, Spanish state museums staff, and journalists.

FAMP, APME, ANABAD, AEM, ICOM, the Spanish Royal Academy of History, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, and the Royal Spanish Academy members can also enter the museum for free.

The museum offers Free Access Hours from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday to Sunday and from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sundays and holidays. During this time, admission is free, but booking is required.

What people say about Museo del Prado

April 2023
Really enjoyed the museum. An outstanding selection of artwork. In particular, I would highly recommend the Mona Lisa painting - although I realize it was completed by one of Leonardo's students rather than Leonardo himself, I must admit I liked this version better than the one in the Louvre (and if art fans want to call me an art peasant for thinking this, I accept that). I stood and looked at the Prado's Mona Lisa for almost two minutes with no one around me, something I never would have been able to do at the Louvre. However, I would advise you to set aside at least three hours for the museum - there was a lot to see and I had to rush through at the end because the museum was closing.
October 2022
Been to the Louvre and the Uffizi. The Prado makes it a hat-trick. Easy to navigate with an easy-to-use audio guide in the app. You can buy guides but you won't see it and experience it in person at your own pace.
September 2022
Easy to to follow the instructions and to follow the audio, we were in there for 4 hours and it was just breathtaking, we couldn’t finish to see all.
July 2022
Well organised,interesting.It can get very tiring to complete,however the eatery was useful as a midway rest.Area is nice and central within the city.
May 2022
The museum is incredible. One of the most amazing places I've been to. It is huge, be ready for a very intense tour. The audiobook is very good however it is a bit long at times. Beware if you follow it by the minute it will take you hours. However this place is incredible worth a visit

FAQ about Museo del Prado

You can book online tickets to the Prado Museum until the end of the current year. Save time and make the most of your visit by booking the self-guided audio tour on our website.

The Prado Museum recommends booking tickets in advance. You can save time by buying timed-entry tickets on our website while booking the self-guided audio tour.