Yesterday many museums in Madrid were extending their hours late into the night. We only had time for one visit so we headed to the Prado.
For those of us who aren’t students or senior citizens, you’ll be happy to know that the Prado offers free entry to the museum’s permanent collection every Monday to Saturday, 6pm to 8pm, and Sundays and holidays from 5pm to 7pm. You still need to stop by the ticket window at the north end of the museum (Goya Alta Entrance) to pick up a free entry ticket.
To get to the Prado:
Take the underground to metro stop Banco de España or Atocha.
By bus, lines 9, 10, 14, 19, 27, 34, 37 and 45 all stop along the Paseo del Prado.
If coming from outside of Madrid, take a train to Atocha station and you’ll be right around the corner.
You can’t take photos inside the museum but believe me you won’t forget what you’ve seen. Don’t miss Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights in room 56A; it is one of my favorites. Which is your favorite piece?