The Prado Museum
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How many Mona Lisas are there? Of course, you’ll be familiar with Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece at the Louvre in Paris, but the Prado in Madrid also...

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At Prado Museum, you will learn about the museum’s history as you walk around, admiring the artwork. Be amazed by the collection of art.The ...

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Enjoy all the beauty and history of the Prado Museum, the main Spanish national art museum. Located in central Madrid, El Prado is widely co...

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Discover the Walk of Art in Madrid! At Paseo del Prado street, you will find the best art museums of the city: Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and...

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Good to know

It houses the art collection of the Spanish Kings and features more works by Goya, Titian, Velázquez and Rubens than any other museum in the world.
You can see the permanent collection for free from 6pm to 8pm Monday to Saturday, and 5pm to 7pm Sundays and holidays.
‘Prado' means ‘meadow' and the museum is named for the meadow that was once here.
It has its own ‘Mona Lisa'. Said to be the earliest replica of Leonardo da Vinci's famous work, it's likely to have been painted at the same time and place as the original.
Expect queues of around 45 minutes to an hour long. Book in advance to save time.
A visit can easily take around four hours. If you're in a hurry don't miss highlights such as, ‘Las Meninas' by Velázquez, Goya's ‘Maja' (both clothed and naked versions) and ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights' by Hieronymus Bosch.
You're not allowed to take photos (at all).
If you want to see the Thyssen and the Reina Sofía as well, consider buying the Paseo del Arte card, which includes all three museums at a reduced price.
Avoid the crowds by arriving before opening or just after 3pm, when most locals will be having lunch.
There are five entrances. You can only buy tickets at two of them, both on Felipe IV in Plaza de Goya. The other gates (Puerta de Velázquez, Puerta de los Jerónimos and Puerta de Murillo) are for ticket holders only. Keep in mind while the line at the Murillo point is shorter, it's generally reserved for educational and cultural groups.

The inside story

How many Mona Lisas are there? Of course, you’ll be familiar with Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece at the Louvre in Paris, but the Prado in Madrid also has a painting of the same woman that looks remarkably like the original. For a long time, people believed this fresh-looking painting was one of many later copies, but the truth is more interesting.

The belief now is that the Prado’s Mona Lisa is indeed a copy . . . but a copy that was made at exactly the same time as Leonardo’s picture and even in the same studio as the master observed. The painter was probably a young apprentice named Francesco Melzi. What he has given us is not only the earliest copy but also probably the best in existence.

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How to get there

The Prado Museum Paseo del Prado, 28014 Madrid Madrid
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