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10 Best Prado Museum (Museo Del Prado) Tickets

Museo Nacional del Prado, which is the official name for the Prado Museum, is the major art museum in Spain. The museum is known to house the most comprehensive collection of Spanish paintings as well as the richest European masterpieces, which makes it one of the most famous landmarks in Madrid city. Tickets to Prado Museum will enable visitors to explore the museum's history, architecture and art display and on guided tours, visitors will enjoy the best exploration moments in the museum. The museum was known to receive about 3.5 million annual visitors but lost tourism by 76% in 2020.

Prado Museum tickets and tours are available in different categories to enable visitors to select based on their preferences and with combination Prado Museum tours and tickets, visitors can access the best tour combinations. Discount tickets and other amazing deals can also be accessed by visitors with Tripindicator. There are several other offers available to customers especially when they buy online tickets which save money and time. Visitors will enjoy great privileges with Prado Museum Skip the line tickets that save them the stress of waiting in the line, with private Prado Museum tickets visitors can explore the museum at their own pace and also use the aid of a knowledgeable guide with Guided tours tickets.

Tickets bought online is well worth it to avoid lining up at the ticket office on arrival. With Tripindicator, visitors have access to more combination ticket deals and amazing offers because of its amazing team's amazing performance. Standard Prado Museum tickets are available as displayed below.

Prado Museum Ticket prices

Prado Museum Tickets Prices

Adult Ticket: €15
Adult Ticket + Guide book: €24
Ticket Two visits within a year: €22
Visit between 9am and 10am before the museum opens: €50
Annual Membership card for National Museums: €36.00

Reduced Ticket: €7,50

Applies to citizens over 65, child, members of large families and holders of youth cards.

(Reduced tickets are available for groups of 30 people or less. Educations groups from schools or universities are free).

  • Paseo del Arte Ticket: €29,60

Free Ticket

Free access to the Prado is available to anyone at the following times:

Monday to Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sundays and holidays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Free tickets cannot be booked ahead of time so expect a lengthy line up to get in.

The below table includes a brief description of various handpicked Prado Museum tickets & skip the line guided tours of the Prado Museum. They're based on users reviews, cost, customer experience as well as all the best ways to see the famous Prado Museum sight.

We've compared prices from a variety of skip the line Prado Museum guided tours & tickets, websites and have handpicked the most affordable Prado Museum combination tickets, but utterly enjoyable Prado Museum tours & tickets below:

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Prado Museum Skip-the-line

1. Prado Museum Skip-the-line

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  • Fast-track entry into Madrid's National Art Museum.
  • Full-day entry including access to the temporary exhibitions.
  • Over 1,500 of Europe's best paintings, drawings, and sculptures to be enjoyed.
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Royal Palace of Madrid 1.5-Hour Guided Tour Optional Prado Museum Combo

2. Royal Palace of Madrid 1.5-Hour Guided Tour Optional Prado Museum Combo

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  • A 90 minute guided tour with fast-track entry into Madrid's Royal Palace.
  • See inside the largest Royal Residence in Europe.
  • Marvel at the sumptuously designed and decorated rooms, halls and galleries.
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3 Hour private tour of The Prado Museum, Madrid

3. 3 Hour private tour of The Prado Museum, Madrid

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  • Visit Spain’s most important gallery, the 3 hour tour will allow you to see the essential works. The guide can pick you up from your hotel or also at the entrance of the gallery, next to the statue of Goya. The price of the tour includes the entrance ticket, which will also allow you to avoid the large queues.
    During the tour not only will...
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Prado Museum Fast Line Ticket and Madrid City Guided Walking Tour

4. Prado Museum Fast Line Ticket and Madrid City Guided Walking Tour

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  • Get inmersed in Madrid city center walking through the old streets accompanied by our tour guide.

    Have preferent access to the unique Prado Museum entrance, skiping the line with your included ticket to visit it on your own and enjoy plenty of time inside one of the most important galleries in the...
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Private Guided Tour Of Prado Museum and Retiro Park

5. Private Guided Tour Of Prado Museum and Retiro Park

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  • Prado Museum is one of the must places in Madrid to visit. I am an expert in Spanish history and...
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The Royal Palace & Prado Museum: A must in Madrid

6. The Royal Palace & Prado Museum: A must in Madrid

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  • I am a licensed guide and feel passion for my work. I have been guiding travelers from all around the world since 2001. On this tour, you will enjoy the must-see places in Madrid and I will try to share with you my love for this city, Spanish History, Spanish Culture and Cuisine.
    On the other side, I paint myself as a hobby. I feel at home at...
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Guided visit to Prado Museum only in English

7. Guided visit to Prado Museum only in English

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  • Visit one of the most important art galleries and sculpture collections in the world with our guide. Learn about the history of art in Spain thanks to the works of El Greco, Velázquez or Goya, and learn about the society of the time through their paintings. A visit not to be missed.
    Skip the line and explore El Prado with a knowledgeable guide...
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Guided Tour of Prado Museum with Skip-the-Line Ticket

8. Guided Tour of Prado Museum with Skip-the-Line Ticket

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  • Visit Prado Museum and admire the works of important artists such as Goya, Velázquez, Rubens, and Caravaggio amongst others known worldwide. If you are a big fan of art you cannot miss this 90 minute guided tour. The visit will take place in a nice order so you can see the different rooms and enjoy your tour.

    You will also take advantage...
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Private Walking Tour Guided with Visit to the Royal Palace and Prado Museum

9. Private Walking Tour Guided with Visit to the Royal Palace and Prado Museum

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  • In this tour we will try to mix the best of Madrid. Combine in this Combo Tour the Majesty of the Royal Palace and the Prado...
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Royal Palace of Madrid with Prado Museum OPTION max 6 people

10. Royal Palace of Madrid with Prado Museum OPTION max 6 people

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • Morning tour of two most important places to see in Madrid. First the Royal Palace during the morning hours before the general public. Walk to the Prado museum with your guide throught the historical part of Madrid. Stop at the famous Chocolateria SAN GINES to enjoy a serving of hot chocolate and churros. Then get soaked in art in the most...
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FAQs about Prado Museum (Museo Del Prado)

The Best Way to Book Prado Tickets

You should absolutely buy your ticket to the Prado in advance. The tickets are timed-entry but are good for the entire day so if you want a long visit, go in the morning. Print the tickets if you can so you don't have to worry about lack of wifi or a dead battery.

With your ticket in hand, you can go directly to the museum's Velazquez entrance (the central entrance in the middle of the museum's grand facade) and you're in.

The Best Way to Save Money on Your Visit to the Prado (Museo Del Prado)

The Prado offers free access to the museum between 6pm and 8pm Monday to Saturday and between 5pm and 7pm on Sundays and holidays. This is a generous offer as most museums offer just one free access day per month. However, free access means lengthy lineups and even if you're one of the first people in line, you'll only get two hours with the collection. Temporary exhibitions are also not included. If you're able to take advantage of this offer and don't mind the tight schedule, go for it!

Another way to save money is by buying a Paseo del Arte Ticket for €29,60. This is a great money-saver if you intend to visit Madrid's three major art museums: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Museo Nacional del Prado and Museo Reina Sofía. You must redeem the ticket at whichever museum you bought the ticket from. Eg, if you bought the ticket on the Prado's website, you have to go to the Prado first to collect the ticket. Then you can use it at the other two attractions. The ticket offers a saving of 20%.

Similarly, if you're spending a bit of time in Spain, it's worth buying an Annual Membership card for National Museums for €36,06. This card gets you into dozens of national museums all over Spain for free.For a full list of museums included, see here.

The Best Time to Visit the Prado Museum (Museo Del Prado)

The best time to visit the Prado is between the hours of 9am and 10am before the museum opens. However, this luxury will cost you €50,00 per ticket. The Prado is busiest between 11am and around 2pm. Tour groups don't often book slots pre 11am so arrive close to 10 for a quieter start.

However, in our opinion, the best time to visit the Prado is between the hours of 3pm and 5pm. This is around the time most Spaniards break for lunch, so the crowds tend to filter out a little, leaving only non-Spaniard tourists in the building.

Don't leave your visit too late in the day as once the Prado's free entry slots open up, the place is usually crammed.

Best Prado Museum Skip-the-line Tickets

The Prado Audio Guides

The Prado's audio guides are top notch but are not included in the ticket price. There are also different guides for permanent and temporary exhibitions. Children's audio guides are free with an adult ticket but are only available in Spanish and English. We recommend taking an audio guide for the permanent collection but temporary exhibitions usually include a great deal of interpretation that makes an audio guide unnecessary.

Audio guide prices are as follows:

  • The permanent collection: €4 (Spanish, Catalan, Basque, Galician, German, Korean, Chinese, English, Italian, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian)
  • Temporary exhibition: €3,50 (Spanish and English)
  • The permanent collection and temporary exhibitions: €6
  • The Prado also offers: Sign guides in LSE (Spanish Sign Language), adapted audio guides with hearing loop and audio guides with audio description.

Best Prado Museum Guided Tours

What are the Prado Museum Opening Hours?

Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Special Closures:

January 1st, May 1st, December 25th

Limited Opening Hours:

January 6th

December 24th and 31th

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

How to get to the Prado Museum (Museo Del Prado)

The Prado's address is as follows:

Museo Nacional del Prado, Paseo del Prado s/n,28014, Madrid

It's easy to get to the Prado. By metro you can take the Red Line L2 to Banco de Espana or the Blue Line L1 to Metro Atocha. Plaza Ciebeles is a good point of reference as it is very nearby.

You can also walk to the Prado from many of the major sites in the center of Madrid. From the Puerta del Sol plaza you can follow signs for the Cibeles Plaza along the Calla de Alcala.

Getting Around the Prado Museum (Museo Del Prado)

Before you even get the Prado it's a good idea to download a floor plan from the museum's website. The plan is a little overwhelming at first glance. There are four levels to the Prado with dozens of galleries. This is a very simple guide to those galleries and a recommended route.

Level -1
Level -1
This level houses the museum's decorative arts.

Level 0
The ground level of the museum houses Spanish Painting 1100-1910, German Painting 1450-1550, Sculptures, Flemish Painting 1430-1570, and Italian Painting 1300-1600.

Level 1
The first floor houses the bulk of the collection including German Painting 1750-1800; French Painting 1600-1800; Flemish Painting 1600-1700; Italian Painting 1450-1800; British Painting 1750-1800; Dutch Painting 1600-1695 and Temporary Exhibitions.

Level 2
The second floor is home to Sculptures, Spanish Painting 1700-1800, and German Painting 1750-1800.

Is the Prado (Museo Del Prado) Accessible?

Yes. The Prado museum has undergone major renovations in recent years and has greatly improved its accessibility. Tours around the museum can be adapted to suit people with physical impairments. Accessible toilets are available and there are wheelchairs and walking sticks available for loan.

For those with vision or hearing impairment, there are audio guides and sign guides available. The museum's auditorium features a hearing loop.

Areas connected to the Villanueva building in the Prado are currently not accessible. Design features of this building make it difficult to adapt but the Prado states that it is looking for a solution.