What to see
In response to the size of its collections and the problem of choosing what to see in the Museum, the Prado has organised three routes for visitors that focus on its masterpieces.
Depending on the time available for the visit, routes of 15, 30 and 50 works have been devised which cover the most important artists represented in the Museum, in addition to outstanding examples of goldsmiths’ work and sculpture from the permanent collection.
The three routes around the galleries feature major masterpieces of European art such as The Annunciation by Fra Angelico, Christ washing the Disciples’ Feet by Tintoretto, The Descent from the Cross by Rogier van der Weyden, The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymous Bosch, and The Three Graces by Rubens. They also include key works of Spanish art such as Las Meninas by Velázquez, Jacob’s Dream by Ribera and The Third of May: the Executions on Príncipe Pío by Goya.