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Touching the Prado

San Sebastián 11/24/2016 - 2/12/2017

The Museo del Prado has launched its first initiative focused on visually impaired visitors and based on innovation and technology. As a result of this project, six works representative of different pictorial genres to be found in the Museum’s collections can now be touched. Developed in collaboration with professionals in the sector of visual impairment, this project allows for the reality of the painting to be perceived in order to mentally recreate it as a whole and thus provide an emotional perception of the work. Non-sighted visitors will be able to obtain a heightened degree of artistic-aesthetic-creative enjoyment in order to explain, discuss and analyse these works in the Prado.In addition to the three-dimensional images, the display will include didactic material such as texts in braille, audioguides and opaque glasses aimed at facilitating the experience for fully sighted visitors.

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Accessibility at the Museo del Prado

Accessibility at the Museo del Prado

The Museum is firmly committed to guaranteeing universal access to its spaces and collections, for which reason it has implemented a series of measures within the framework of its 2013-2016 Action Plan.

Audio descriptions

Coinciding with the presentation of “Touching the Prado”, the Museum has launched a new audioguide service that includes audio descriptions of 53 works in its collection.

These detailed explanations of the figures, themes and other elements depicted in the works are specifically aimed at visually impaired visitors. Fourteen descriptions of masterpieces in the collection are particularly detailed.

Audio descriptions are available free for visually impaired visitors at the Audioguide desks.

Physical accessibility

The Museum has remodelled its spaces in order to eliminate architectural barriers for physically impaired visitors, with the exception of some connecting zones in the Villanueva Building where specific architectural factors make this difficult. Various different solutions are currently being considered.

Wheelchairs and walking sticks available for visitors’ use.

Content accessibility

Personalised attention in Spanish sign language in visitor reception services, a magnetic loop in the Auditorium, signguides, audioguides with magnetic loop and the recently introduced audio descriptions, accessible website, and more.

The Prado for All programme

This programme aims to facilitate access to knowledge and culture for people with specific learning and communication needs. It takes place within inclusive environments that promote concepts such as participation, collaboration, autonomy, dialogue and diversity of abilities.


Noli me tangere (Didú reproduction)

Noli me tangere (Didú reproduction)


Oil on panel, 130 x 103 cm.

Ca. 1525

Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

Vulcan's Forge (Didu reproduction)

Vulcan's Forge (Didu reproduction)

Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y

Oil on canvas, 223 x 290 cm.


Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

The parasol (Didu reproduction)

The parasol (Didu reproduction)

Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de

Oil on canvas, 104 x 152 cm.


Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

The Mona Lisa (Didu reproduction)

The Mona Lisa (Didu reproduction)


Oil on panel, 76.3 x 57 cm.

1503 - 1519

Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

Still life with Artichokes, Flowers and glass (Didu reproduction)

Still life with Artichokes, Flowers and glass (Didu reproduction)

Vessels Hamen y León, Juan van der

Oil on canvas, 81 x 110 cm.


Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

Hamarretako (Tipos Vascos) (Didú reproduction)

Hamarretako (Tipos Vascos) (Didú reproduction)

Zuloaga Zabaleta

Oil on canvas

Twentieth century

San Telmo Museoa

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