The Paseo del Prado is known as the "Golden Triangle" as the home of Madrid's three most famous museums: Museo del Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofia. Inside you'll find wall-to-wall masterpieces, and outside a pleasant green area with wide, tree-lined boulevards and a park-covered island with benches and fountains. Although this is a touristy area, it's less crowded than Sol and offers nice restaurants and bars in the plaza just opposite the Prado Museum. The side streets behind the museum are mostly residential, but include some architecturally intriguing townhouses.
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Getting Around Madrid
The best way to get around Madrid is by using the Metro and walking. From the Barajas airport, you can take the Metro from Terminal 2 or Terminal 4. Trains leave every 5 minutes between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. Line 8 will take you to the center of Madrid and takes only 12 minutes. (http://www.gomadrid.com/transport/airport_options.html)
Nearby Airports
  • Madrid–Barajas Airport-MAD
Airport Taxis
  • 25 Euro
Things to Do and See Near Paseo del Prado