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Where to buy tickets to Museo del Prado?

Written by Paula

Museo Nacional del Prado is one of the most important museums located in the Spanish capital. The building that the houses the museum was designed in 1785 by architect Juan de Villanueva by order of King Charles III. It was only in 1819, though, that the museum opened to the public as a venue that gathered a vast collection of works of art.

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Where can you buy tickets to Museo Nacional del Prado?

Photo by Museo del Prado via Wikimedia Commons

If you are planning to visit the Museo Nacional del Prado, you can either buy tickets directly at the museum or you can buy them beforehand, online. The price of the general ticket is 15€ but you can also opt for a more complete option, which comes with a guide book, for 24€. If you think you will want to visit the museum more than one time, you can buy a ticket that allows you to visit Museo Nacional del Prado twice in one year, for 22€.

There is also a ticket with a reduced price, costing 7,50€, which is available for people over 65 years old, people who are part of large families, and Youth Card holders.

Another option is to buy the Paseo del Arte ticket, with which you will be able to visit not only Museo Nacional del Padro, but also Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

Bare in mind that you will have to pay an extra 0.50€ per each ticket bought online, except for the Paseo del Arte ticket.

If you prefer to buy your tickets over the phone, call 902 10 70 77. All tickets give you access to the permanent collection and the temporary exhibits.

People under 18 years old, students between 18 and 25 years old and visitors with physical impairments can go into the museum without having to pay a ticket.

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What are Museo Nacional del Prado’s working hours?

Photo by Museo del Prado via Wikimedia Commons

Museo Nacional del Padro is open from Monday to Saturday between 10 am and 8 pm, and Sundays and holidays from 10 am to 7 pm.

The museum is closed on the 1st of January, the 1st of May, and the 25th of December. The museum is open but with reduced hours on the 6th of January, and the 24th and the 31st of December, remaining open from 10 am to 2 pm.

There are also days and schedules where you can go in for free. The collection has free access from Monday to Saturday from 6 am to 8 pm and Sundays and holidays from 5 pm to 7 pm. You can also visit the temporary exhibitions at these hours for 50% of the regular price.

Where is Museo Nacional del Prado located?

Museo Nacional del Prado is located at Paseo del Prado. There are a number of buses that stop near the museum: 10, 14, 27, 34, 37, 45, N9, N10, N11, N12, N13, N14, N15, N17, and N25.

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* Main photo by Dmadeo via Wikimedia Commons

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