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10 Best Prado Museum (Museo Del Prado) Tickets & Tours

To visit the Prado you can buy timed-entry tickets in advance, tickets include access to the Permanent Collection and any temporary exhibitions showing on the date you visit. This is not always the case at major museums as many charge extra for temporary exhibitions.

Tickets bought online or over the telephone are subject to a 0.50 processing fee. This small fee is well worth it to avoid lining up at the ticket office on arrival.

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:

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 Hours Prado Museum Private Tour

3. 3 Hours Prado Museum Private Tour

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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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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Guided Tour to Prado Museum only in Spanish

7. Guided Tour to Prado Museum only in Spanish

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  • Guided tour to El Prado Museum, an outstanding Museum of arts. Every secret will be expalined by your guide only in Spanish.

    Skip the line and explore El Prado with a knowledgeable guide who will offer you an unique experience. The guide will take you directly to the masterpieces that you cannot miss. Admire the wonderful paintings made by...
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Guided Tour Prado Museum only in English

8. Guided Tour Prado Museum only in English

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  • Guided tour to El Prado Museum, an outstanding Museum of arts. Every secret will be expalined by your guide only in English.

    Skip the line and explore El Prado with a knowledgeable guide who will offer you an unique experience. The guide will take you directly to the masterpieces that you cannot miss. Admire the wonderful paintings made by...
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Prado Museum LGBTQ Tour

9. Prado Museum LGBTQ Tour

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  • Skip the line with us, and meet Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, Rubens or El Bosco among hermaphrodite sculptures, bearded women, kings, queens, princes, princesses… and their lovers. We take you through the most valuable treasures of this great museum, in a tour where we will also show you the symbolism and LGBT history that lies behind the...
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Prado and Reina Sofía Museums LGBTQ Tour

10. Prado and Reina Sofía Museums LGBTQ Tour

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  • Discover with us two of the vertices of Madrid’s Art Triangle. During 4 hours we will travel through the history of Spanish and European art from the sixteenth century. We start at the Prado Museum where we will see the masterpieces of Velázquez, Goya, El Greco and El Bosco. When we finish, we will go to the Reina Sofía Museum to see the...
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Guided Tour of Prado Museum with Skip-the-Line Ticket

11. 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 Royal Palace of Madrid with the Prado Museum with Churros Delight Stop

12. Private Royal Palace of Madrid with the Prado Museum with Churros Delight Stop

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  • 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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Private guided tour of PRADO MUSEUM

13. Private guided tour of PRADO MUSEUM

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  • Private skip the line tour of one of the best art museum in Spain. Our expert tour guide will meet you in front of the museum and show you the most emblematic art works of museum. See the ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ painted by Bosch in the 15th century. Head to the ‘ Descent from the Cross by Rogier Van der Weyden. Get immersed with Fra...
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Prado Museum Private Tour and car tour to Toledo

14. Prado Museum Private Tour and car tour to Toledo

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  • This tour is the best way to enjoy art and history. We start with a guided tour of the Prado Museum where we will appreciate masterpieces of painters like Bosch, Tintoretto, El Greco, Velazquez and Goya. Then we head in a private vehicle to Toledo; the old capital of Spain. In Toledo enjoy a walking tour of the historial town. You also stop at the...
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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
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
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
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.