Prado MuseumFree: Tue-Sat 5pm – 8pm, Sun 5pm – 8pm; All time for those under 18, students 18-25, and senior over 65.

The Prado Museum (Museo del Prado) is the premier museum in Madrid, featuring one of the world’s finest collections of European art from the 12th to the 19th century. It is unquestionably the best single collection of Spanish art. Amongst it collection are works by Francisco de Goya, Diego Velazquez, Titian, Peter Paul Rubens and Hieronymus Bosch. The best-known work on display at the museum is “Las Meninas” by Velazquez. Not only did he provide the Padro his own works, he was also responsible for bringing much of the museum’s fine collection of Italian masters to Spain.

Address: Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23, Madrid 28014
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am – 8pm; Sun 10am – 7pm
Direction: Metro Line 2 to Banco de Espana Station; Bus Lines 9, 10, 14, 19, 27, 34, 37, 45
Phone: +34 91 330 2800

Photo credit: Diego Velazquez, Turismo Madrid (Flickr CC)