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Paseo del Prado/Paseo de Recoletos

Museo Nacional del Prado

23 Calle Ruiz de Alarcón
Madrid, 28014, Spain
TEL: 34-90-210-7077

After more than a decade of planning and construction, and an outlay of $210 million, Spain's most revered cultural icon unveiled its 237,000-square-foot expansion in 2007, designed by Rafael Moneo. Once the purview of Spanish kings, who bought directly from Titian, Velázquez, Rubens, and Goya, the Prado has a collection long ranked among the world's finest. Moneo's extension adds galleries, an auditorium, restaurants, and a bookstore, and also embraces another Madrid landmark, the 17th-century cloister of the Jerónimo Church. Prado director Miguel Zugaza, who has overseen the transformation, notes enthusiastically: "It's time for Spain's principal cultural institution to face the future—and we're ready."

Insider Tip:

Monday through Saturday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays and holidays, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the entry fee is waived and the halls are generally free of big crowds.



Open / Closes
  • Art
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Free Nights
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • History
  • Kids' Programs
  • Monday - Closed
  • Restaurant/Café
  • Self-Guided Tours

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