Museo Nacional del Prado
The building of the main art Museum of Spain stretches for more than 200 meters along the Prado Boulevard (on the map). The main entrance to the Museum .
In front of the Northern facade and the main entrance to the Museum, visitors are always attracted by the monument of Franco Goya by sculptor Mariano Benllure y Gil, the author of the pedestal is the architect Vicente Lamperes Romea, the monument was opened in 1902.
Church Of San Jeronimo.
Sculpture "Artist for the Prado" (Un pintor para el Prado, 1989), By Julio lópez hernández.
On the lawns around the Museum in warm weather, there are always many people who like to lie on the grass.
Now visitors enter the Museum not by the stairs of the main entrance, but through a large modern hall attached to the Church of St. Jerome.
The southern facade of the Museum overlooks the small green square of Murillo.
In the center of the square there is a monument to the great Spanish artist 17 dedicated to Bartolome Esteban Murillo, the square also bears his name.
The bronze sculpture was made in 1859 by Sabino Medina y Peñas, a granite pedestal by the architect Gonzales Pescador.
In the evening, along the Museum building, a large queue of people who want to join the beautiful free of charge is formed. From 18:00 entrance to the Prado Museum is free and you have about two hours to explore the masterpieces. This, of course, is very small, and with a free ticket there is no access to some halls.
I usually arrived in half an hour, the queue was already halfway up the building, however, in the launch is fast and I was usually already in the Museum at 18: 10.
So I've been to the Prado twice in may and once in October, so I'll probably have to come early in the summer.