When can I visit the Prado museum for free

Prado museet i Madrid

I have heard that it is free to visit the Prado museum on Thursday evenings. Is that so? Can you please give me information on when I can get free entrance to the museum?

The Prado museum in Madrid is one of the most famous art museums in the world. It has a fantastic permanent exhibition, and some very interesting temporary exhibitions at all times. That makes the Prado museum one of your “have-to-visit” places during your stay in Madrid. But, if you find the 15 Euro entrance fee to be a lot, then it might sound better to visit the museum for free. But, when can you visit the Prado museum for free?

Prado museum in Madrid for free

Let us just warn you that during the free hours at the museum it is quite packed. You will, in other words, be disturbed by large crowds, meaning that if you dream of studying a masterpiece in quietness and piece, then you should pay the entrance fee and visit the museum during the daytime instead. The entrance fee is normally 15 Euro which will give you access to both the permanent and the temporary exhibitions.

When is the Prado museum open?

The Prado museum is open from 10.00 till 20.00 from Monday till Saturday, and from 10.00 till 19.00 on Sundays and other special days. The museum is closed on January 1st, May 1st and on December 25th. It has shortened opening times on January 6th, December 24th and December 31st (10.00-14.00).

When is the Prado museum free to enter?

If you want to visit the Prado museum without paying you will have to visit the Prado museum in the following timeframe:

Monday – Saturday: From 18.00 to 20.00
Sundays: Fram 17.00 to 19.00

We hope you will have a delightful stay at the Prado museum. For more information about the museum and temporary exhibitions, check this article.

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