The Prado Museum is the main museum in Madrid and is located on the Paseo del Prado, one step away from the Botanical Garden . It is one of the biggest claims of the city and, in addition, an excellent offer of free tourism, something that is growing in all corners of the world because of this crisis that seems to never leave us. Despite being an inexpensive museum, 8 euros to access the Permanent Collection , I will give you all the information you need to access for free since there are several alternatives that the museum itself offers.
If you go from 6:00 p.m. you can enter without paying, although you will only have two hours since it closes at 8:00 p.m. On Sunday you will enjoy one more hour since happy hour begins at 5:00 p.m. It is clear that you will not be able to see much, but if you are going to be several days you can make the most of the time and see it several times.
In addition, it is also free any day at any time in any of these circumstances :
– Students from the European Union under 25 years of age. Teachers.
– Pensioners over 60 years of age or with permanent disability (in this option a companion can enter for free). Also any citizen over 65 years of age and belonging to a member country of the European Union.
– People with disabilities (with a companion).
– Unemployed (with proof of paper) from any EU country.
– Large families with at least one adult and three descendants, two if one is disabled.
– Personnel who provide their service in the State Museums that are attached to the Ministry of Culture.
– Official Tourist Guides.
– Members of different organizations such as APEME, ANABAD, AEM or ICOM, as well as the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado.
You can also access for free on December 6, November 19, May 2, October 12 and Museum Day . As you can see, there are many options you have, so don’t miss your chance and visit the Prado Museum.