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Tickets for Prado Museum: Skip The Line

1500 paintings from Spanish and other European artists in beautiful surroundings

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Overview
Opening hours
Today
10:00 - 20:00
Tomorrow
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
10:00 - 20:00
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Best time to visit
Before 11:00 and after 13:30
Highlights
  • This ticket includes both skip-the-line access to the museum and entry to the regularly rotating exhibitions
  • 1500 paintings in beautiful surroundings, including works by Spanish luminaries such as Goya and Velázquez
  • Rated by National Geographic as one of the top ten museums in the world
Description

Based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, the Prado is a beautiful old castle with more than a thousand fascinating works on display. From Spanish masters like Velázquez and Goya, to works by Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco, Rubens and more, this is a must-see for the art lover. And with this skip-the-line ticket you'll get right in - to both the Permanent and Temporary Exhibitions!

Welcome to one of the world's premier art galleries. The more than 7000 paintings held in the Museo del Prado’s collection (although only around 1500 are currently on display) are a penetrating look at the celebrated history of Spanish art.

The collection includes a large number of paintings by Spanish Golden Age golden boy Velázquez, and an overview of the somber, sometimes darkly psychological, works of Goya - widely considered to be the most important Spanish artist of his era.

And it's not just Spanish art - Prado has works by a number of Flemish masters: Peter Paul Rubens, Pieter Bruegel, and Anton Van Dyck. And their collection also includes the remarkable Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch, a weird-as-heck - and thoroughly wonderful - triptych. Full of hallucinatory images of hedonism, it's thought to perhaps be a warning against the temptations of pleasure-seeking but, on the other hand... he makes it all look so good.

With one of the world's finest collections of European art from the 12th century to the early 19th century, housed in a splendid castle, the Museo del Prado is one of the most visited art museums in the world. When you're there, you'll know why.

Make sure to give yourself plenty of time, and go at a relaxed pace; there is so much to see here that it can be overwhelming if you try to race through. Instead, slow down and spend as long as you can - this is Spain, there's no need to rush.

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Ticket features
Skip The Line
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
  • Skip-the-line entry to the permanent collection via Jerónimos entrance
  • Timeslot access to the regularly rotating exhibitions
Instructions
  • Enter via the Jerónimos entrance, located on the left side of the box office. This entrance is also indicated by a sign outside the museum
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the Express Lane
  • Keep the ticket ready during your visit
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Prado Museum
s/n,Paseo del Prado, 28014, Madrid
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Admission Information

  • The museum opens 10:00 - 14:00 on holidays
  • Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Insider tip

Go in the morning for more chance of peace and quiet. The museum is worth an extended visit, so plan to grab lunch at the excellent Café Prado, then carry on exploring the exhibits. Convenient and delicious.

Soizic
Regional Manager
Reviews
Jun 25, 2018
Soy de Puerto Rico.
El museo es impresionante a saber que son obras originales y que estén tantas en un solo lugar. Yo recomendaría que vieran las “Obras Maestras” y si se tiene el dinero, pagar por un guía. Realmente el museo requiere un día completo o si quieres ver las obras de uno que otro artista, mínimo 3-4hrs para poder disfrutarlo.
Jun 24, 2018
I had just got out of the cab and ordered my tickets on my phone and one in within five minutes the easiest and fastest way
Jun 24, 2018
Extremely easy to book and use at the Prado, can highly recommend.
Jun 24, 2018
It was excelente, a lot to see and to learn.
Jun 22, 2018
There were connections between the painting that told a story. Not too many people and very well laced out.
Jun 21, 2018
Best way to go! There was a log line, and we just went right in! Do not waste vacation time!
Jun 21, 2018
Excelente
Jun 21, 2018
Went very well. Easy to order online then just show the barcodes on your phone as you enter.
Jun 21, 2018
People are friendly and helpful
Jun 21, 2018
Tickets received quickly and saved us time at the museum

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