Museo Nacional del Prado opened to the public in November 1819.  The Museum’s collection was built upon the royal collection of Charles V from the 16th century  and continued to thrive under the succeeding Habsburg and Bourbon Monarchs.

The Museum’s greatest masterpieces are The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosh, The Nobleman with his hand on his Chest by El Greco, Death of the Virgin by Mantegna, The Holy Family known as The Pearl by Raphael, Emperor Carlos V on Horseback by Titian, The Foot Washing by Tintoretto, Self-portrait by Durër, Las Meninas by Velázquez, The Three Graces by Rubens, and The Family of Carlos IV  by Goya.

Museo Nacional del Prado located in Madrid, Spain, is part of the “Golden Triangle” of art museums which includes Museo Thyseen-Bornemisza and Museo Reina Sofia.


  • Monday to Saturday: 10am – 8pm.
  • Sundays and holidays: 10am – 7pm.
  • Closed: January 1, May 1 and December 25
  • Reduced hours: January 6, December 24 and 31, 10am – 2pm.
Admission Fees
  • Adults 12e, under 18 free.
  • Admission + Guide 22e.
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Self-Portrait by Dürer

Self-Portrait by Dürer at Museo Nacional del Prado

Paseo del Prado, 28014 Madrid, Spain