By Regina Winkle-Bryan
The line to get into the Prado snakes down the block in Madrid. With masterpieces such as Las Meninas by Velázquez, this is one of the most popular museums in Spain. At €12 a ticket (or €22 with a guided tour) it’s not cheap to visit the Prado, but luckily for those on a budget, there are lots of discount days at this famous museum.
Those 65 and older, or who have the Carné Joven, or are part of a familia numerosa (large family) get half off, paying just €6. The museum is free for everyone under the age 18, journalists, tour guides, students with a valid ID between the ages 18 -25, the unemployed, and the handicapped. In addition, the museum is free for everyone Monday to Saturday from 6pm to 8pm and on Sundays and holidays from 5pm to 7pm. On the 19th of November and International Museum Day, the Prado is free all hours.
See more on temporary collections, the permanent collection and opening times for the Prado here: http://www.museodelprado.es/
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