Prado Museum

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Prado Museum
tips and insights

Avoid the crowds

Waiting lines can be long outside and gallery spaces crowded inside. The time to come is between 12 to 2 p.m. when most people are eating or enjoying their siestas.

How to pronounce

Prado:  prah'-doh.

What Prado
means in Spanish

Prado means meadow in Spanish (centuries ago there was a meadow in the area).

Flemish art treasures

They include the Garden of Earthly Delights (by Bosch) and The Three Graces (by Rubens).

Space limitation

Despite the fact that the Prado Museum is large, it has sufficient space to display just one-sixth of all its 8,000+ paintings at one time. They have to be rotated.

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